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    Adelina Sotnikova

    This girl needs a fan thread! I absolutely adored her at Skate America, mistakes and all, and I really like that she is skating like a maturing young lady!

    Also I love this. She looks good in yellow!

    http://web.stagram.com/p/312044876784293967_51538413

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    Adelina has been my favorite of the new Russian youngsters since I first saw her and nothing has changed since she started competing on the senior circuit. She didn't have a great GP season but it was still decent and I think it's just part of the growing process. It will be interesting to see how she does at Europeans and Worlds (Has she been named to the Worlds team?). I think she's the whole package. And now to find out that she's a Joubert fan. I'm even more impressed!

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    I cant remember which year's exhibition was that she was wearing a gorgeous black silver dress and was skating to swan lake.Thats my fav of hers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I cant remember which year's exhibition was that she was wearing a gorgeous black silver dress and was skating to swan lake.Thats my fav of hers.
    If I right remember at WCH Moscow 2011.

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    She was really good!! I liked her before, too. But I became an Adelina fan at Euros 2013. Now I hope she will surprise everybody and get a medal at Worlds, too.

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    Adelina has been invited again to Mao's THE ICE. Her sport's club team-mate Maxim Kovtun has been invited too, and for him I think it's the first ice show in Japan:
    http://www2.ctv.co.jp/theice/?p=146
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqVBvLi3f4I&t=4m15s

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    There was a russian interview/article about Adelina with absolutly stunning pictures:

    http://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/allresp/452986.html

    That first one is to die for!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Li'Kitsu View Post
    There was a russian interview/article about Adelina with absolutly stunning pictures:

    http://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/allresp/452986.html

    That first one is to die for!!


    Happy belated birthday, Adelina!

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    For anybody who is on vKontakte, Adelina has uploaded an absolutely brilliant video to her profile!!! (Unfortunately for non-members, Adelina has her profile set to private. So, I am afraid you do have to sign in to view it).

    http://vk.com/video16456855_165556602

    The video is set to “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas. In it, Adelina and some of her fellow skaters are dancing, posing and generally messing about like normal teenagers do!

    I’m not sure, but judging by the scenes towards the end, I think that the video was made as a birthday present for Adelina (she turned 17 on 1st July).

    Alina Fjodorova has posted some photos to Facebook, so that was how I found out the video was filmed when they were in Jelgava, Latvia a couple of weeks ago for training. I realised who a lot of the people were and, through a combination of people being tagged in the photos and good old-fashioned detective work (i.e. checking status updates to see who had been in Jelgava recently!), I was able to identify all but 2 of the remaining skaters.

    Here is a group photo of the girls:

    Adelina Sotnikova, Maria Artemyeva, Polina Agafanova, the “97 girl” (see below), and Alina herself on the end.

    Maria was the only one that Alina had tagged, which was just as well as she was one of the girls that I didn’t recognise! Unfortunately, I haven’t worked out who the girl beside Alina is.

    Here is another group photo, with 3 of the girls and 2 of the boys:

    Alina Fjodorova, Polina Agafanova, Maria Artemyeva, Pavel Ignatenko, and the guy I don’t recognise!

    Vladislav Sezganov (the other guy I didn't recognise by myself) was not in any of the group photos, but he was tagged in another photo in Alina’s album.

    It is really annoying me that I haven’t been able to place who the remaining people are. Not being able to put a name to the blonde girl that was wearing the “97” top in the beach scenes is particularly annoying me, as she is an absolutely brilliant dancer.

    Incidentally, Alina’s photos were taken on the day they were in town rather than the day they were at the beach, so the “97 girl” is wearing a white top and yellow shorts in the photos.

    A thing that watching this video started me wondering: is Adelina a trained dancer? Because the routines she did in this video – especially the ones with the “97 girl” – are VERY professional looking! To the extent, that you could imagine both these girls as backing dancers for some pop star!

    I don’t know if they choreographed the routines themselves or got somebody else to do them. But, whoever it was, they are brilliant at choreography!


    And now for something completely different. For those of you that like Harlem Shakes (personally, I don’t see the point), there is also a video on Adelina’s profile of this one by her skating club, CSKA Moscow:

    http://vk.com/video16456855_165268478

    This is definitely the tamest Harlem Shake I have ever seen! Apart from a bit of head banging and arm waving from Adelina (pale green top, long blue skirt), there was no chaos at all! Like, some of the skaters were even doing proper jumps!!!


    One final piece of advice: If you can get access to the videos, WATCH THEM IN HIGH DEFINITION. The quality is SOOOOO much better in HD - the difference is like Day and Night!!! [Standard Definition on vKontakte is no-where near as clear as it's equivalent on YouTube, but High Definition on vKontact is far clearer than it's equivalent on YouTube!]

    CaroLiza_fan

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    The guy is Artem Borodulin's brother Sergei. The girl is Kristina Zaseeva. Both skate in the same group as Kovtun and Sotnikova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DobrinFan View Post
    The guy is Artem Borodulin's brother Sergei. The girl is Kristina Zaseeva. Both skate in the same group as Kovtun and Sotnikova.
    Thank you so much for the help, DobrinFan!!!

    Ah, so that Artem's brother! You know, I probably should have worked that out because they look so much like each other! But, I never knew about Sergei before, so that's my excuse...

    But from what I've seen in the video and Alina's photos (there is a good one of him gate-crashing an attempt at taking the girls group photo!), he seems like a really fun guy!

    I’ve only been able to find a few videos of Sergei in action on the ice:

    2009 FS
    2009 FS (same performance, but no lead in)
    2010 SP
    2010 FS
    2012 SP
    2012 FS

    Collectively, not bad. But having seen what he is like off the ice, he could do with putting some of that personality into his performances. We like routines that tick all the boxes technically, but a some fun just adds that little bit more to the overall performance. Hey, it never did Plushenko, Joubert, or Amodio or any harm!


    Now that I know who she is, I realise that I wouldn't have worked out who Kristina Zaseeva was. I don't recognise the name at all.

    But I can tell you something - I will be keeping a close eye out for Kristina in the future because, as I said above, she is a brilliant dancer. If the technical side of her skating is in any way good, she has the potential to be a dark horse in Nationals in years to come, as she certainly is very artistically minded!


    Back to Adelina, and I am really looking forward to seeing what she can do in this Olympic season. I really hope she can put together a strong season and silence the nay-sayers once and for all!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Sotnikova's new EX to Oblivion. Here she portrays a butterfly!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=4HpUKcK_SAU

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    nice EX but the Flip is the same
    close your eyes its a 50/50 chance of Flip landing or popping

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    Quote Originally Posted by DobrinFan View Post
    Sotnikova's new EX to Oblivion. Here she portrays a butterfly!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=4HpUKcK_SAU
    Beautiful program, the atmosphere created by the way she uses those "wings" is wonderful!! And I love the fact that she always attempts difficult jumps in EX!

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