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    Question What happened to Elena Sokolova?

    I always want to ask if somebody knows something about her.Because i didn't see her since 2007 wolds and no news since then!:|

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    Quote Originally Posted by raress View Post
    I always want to ask if somebody knows something about her.Because i didn't see her since 2007 wolds and no news since then!:|
    From what I heard she got married and earlier this year had a baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    From what I heard she got married and earlier this year had a baby.
    Yep, and coaches kids. She was at some local Russian event with her students last season and looked happy

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    Oh, I just remembered Button calling her "cupcake", Lol

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    Given her poor competition results during that last season and the way she was dumped by her federation and publicly called lazy, I have to assume she ate too many cupcakes.
    Last edited by Blades of Passion; 10-19-2010 at 05:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post


    I fail to see the comparisson
    Plushy has spaggeti hair

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    Any recent pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Now that's funny!!

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    Here is Elena's most famous performance, winning the silver medal at 2003 Worlds. (Dick Button and Peggy Fleming weren't entirely thrilled, but the judges gave her a lot of 5.9's for both technical and presentation.)

    She did 7 triples including an opening triple Lutz/ triple toe, with a great edge on the Lutz. She almost beat Michelle Kwan for the championship.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbIKXBwb670

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    She was reborn in the form of a sassy young brunette girl named Anna Ovcharova.
    She's a mini-Sokolova, only better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Here is Elena's most famous performance, winning the silver medal at 2003 Worlds. (Dick Button and Peggy Fleming weren't entirely thrilled, but the judges gave her a lot of 5.9's for both technical and presentation.)

    She did 7 triples including an opening triple Lutz/ triple toe, with a great edge on the Lutz. She almost beat Michelle Kwan for the championship.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbIKXBwb670
    *Underrotated Triple Toe on the end of that Triple Lutz (underrotated in the SP as well). I think Sokolova has executed a sufficiently rotated 3-3 only once in her whole competitive career (2004 Euros). The rest would have been downgraded.

    She really wasn't close to winning. Her technical marks, with an extra triple over Kwan, averaged out to be the same (although she got more 5.9's) and her presentation marks were far lower. The performance was clearly not as artistic or emotionally inspired and the basic skating ability was clearly much lower. She basically just won the Russian judge.

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    If we are going to make threads for the russian ladies, can we also make one for Maria Butyrskaya pretty please And Irina also. I wanna learn how their nourriture is going.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    If we are going to make threads for the russian ladies, can we also make one for Maria Butyrskaya pretty please And Irina also. I wanna learn how their nourriture is going.

    I vote yes also! I am especially fond of Irina. I love her sunny, straightforward personality and her splendid power on the ice. She always seemed to me to be someone who got the best out of each moment of life, in easy times and hard times. Ptichka, any news from the Russian papers or sites?

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    I had read somewhere she (Irina) is expecting a second baby maybe?

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