Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
Hopefully the Russian fed. is not putting pressure on Sotnikova and Tuktamysheva to win a medal in Sochi, since absolutely nobody that isnt a Russian expects a medal from either one at this point, and it would be putting unreasonable and unrealistic pressure on both.
They should have crushing pressure put on them so they can not only make top 5 in Sochi but try to take over from 2014 2018 and if that extreme pressure makes it possible for them to medal in Sochi then they will not only fulfilling Russia's expectations but their own too! I doubt Liza and Adelina are happy with their disastrous performances in London and huge pressure might help them short and long term and if they break under it then they weren't championships material ever. Right now zijun li and gold are better then them because maybe liza and adelina have not enough pressure or expectation.