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Thread: Adelina Sotnikova: Olympic Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    and if she does the Japanese skating federation will be ready for her. Look for some shockingly low scores unless she skates better than she did at the Olympics. And if she dares to skate at the next Olympics in KOREA I can only say she has some huge balls.
    The JSF really should take notes from Russia on how to conduct a 3-skater prop up. Right now when Hanyu does well and Dai falters or vice versa, one of them has to get dumped. Witness on the other hand Lipnitskaya+Sotnikova getting gifts like a millionaire's daughters on Christmas Day despite Lip falling in both programs.

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    Yuna fans, I knew Roy Jones Jr, and gentlemen Yuna Kim is no Roy Jones, Jr.*



    *No, I didn't really know Roy (if you needed to ask).

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt0807 View Post
    Good work avoiding the question.
    Asada winning LP wouldn't have made the difference

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    Congratulations, Adelina! Outstanding performance and well deserved GOLD medal!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoptosis View Post
    I hope this undeserved OGM comes back to haunt her for the rest of her career, if not her life
    That is mean. DO you wish bad luck to Davis and White and Hanyu or V and T - all three of these could be seen in the same light as Adelina.

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    So sad- I use to be a fan of Adelina. She had perhaps the complete package, except for artistry, interpretation, correct edge on the lutz, horrid entrances and exits on her jumps. I thought she would be the one to get gold AFTER Sochi- just not now, she wasn't ready imo, and lacked sorely when compared to the big three, esp. in ease of movement and musical interpretaton.
    But now, after these results, I will forever think of her as a tainted champion, and not the true gold medal winner. Not her fault, really, but my interest in watching her skating has chilled to absolute zero. Forgettable *champion*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    That is mean. DO you wish bad luck to Davis and White and Hanyu or V and T - all three of these could be seen in the same light as Adelina.
    They cannot in any way be seen in the same light as both D/W and V/T performed properly and Hanyu at least had fewer misses than his competitors. Adelina had flaws that were completely ignored and a miss that barely got a slap on the wrist.

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    I'm going to start off with stating that I'm Korean, but I've been a fan of Kim Yuna since before she was having back problems.

    Yes, I was disappointed (and a little in shock) about the results, but people cursing Adelina are idiots.

    If anything, I almost feel sorry for her - because she could have won without the biased judging! It was easily a medal performance, but Carolina had one too, and Yuna had a clean skate. Every time she looks at that medal, she'll wonder if she won it, or if the judges had given it to her. There's no way that can be a good feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    Right? She is such a terrible person for going out there and trying her best
    What a horrible thing to say. She skated her heart out and the judges took note. Also had the most technical program of them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rationality View Post
    I'm going to start off with stating that I'm Korean, but I've been a fan of Kim Yuna since before she was having back problems.

    Yes, I was disappointed (and a little in shock) about the results, but people cursing Adelina are idiots.

    If anything, I almost feel sorry for her - because she could have won without the biased judging! It was easily a medal performance, but Carolina had one too, and Yuna had a clean skate. Every time she looks at that medal, she'll wonder if she won it, or if the judges had given it to her. There's no way that can be a good feeling.
    It won't be if she dwells on the controversy. However, she ought to take the Jason Brown philosophy (as stated in this interview http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013...n-brown.html):

    Along with this, I constantly strive to best my highest scores, and to continue to learn and grow from every experience that I'm fortunate enough to be given, and take what I've learned through the next steps of my journey. I believe that my stiffest competition is myself. Every time I step onto the ice to compete, I want to best myself. I have no control over what anyone else does or how the judges will score, and, at the end of the day, if I skated and performed to the best of my ability, I'm happy. I can't do more than that.
    Adelina turned in her best performances of the season, and possibility her career. Really in the end that is what should matter for her. The OGM is nice, but I think more importantly, she turned in two great skates. I may not agree with the results (I still haven't seen the skates yet), but I think I can still appreciate the effort she put in at this competition and how she stepped up to the plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figure 8's View Post
    What a horrible thing to say. She skated her heart out and the judges took note. Also had the most technical program of them all.
    Well, I think all the skaters skated their hearts out, and she didn't have the most technical program. Mao did. Mao had the most technically difficult program in all of figure skating history, and she pulled it off. And she scored lower than Adelina, and by the way, Mao is a better skater than Adelina. Did you know that?

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    Nevermind. Wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guanchi View Post
    So sad- I use to be a fan of Adelina. She had perhaps the complete package, except for artistry, interpretation, correct edge on the lutz, horrid entrances and exits on her jumps. I thought she would be the one to get gold AFTER Sochi- just not now, she wasn't ready imo, and lacked sorely when compared to the big three, esp. in ease of movement and musical interpretaton.
    But now, after these results, I will forever think of her as a tainted champion, and not the true gold medal winner. Not her fault, really, but my interest in watching her skating has chilled to absolute zero. Forgettable *champion*
    I was a fan please that's bull. You are just a bitter hater. How pissed off Adelina haters are that they are now saying she has puny jumps like Lipnitskaya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    No one is threatening anyone. Pangtongfan is saying (incorrectly, IMHO) that Sotnikova will face tough judging in Korea, where skating officials might hold a grudge against her.
    Which skating official? Who? Give a name!
    By the time Adelina skates in Korea, Yuna as a skater will be a history and will be probably commentating for the Korean television. And I don't think any other Korean skater will be in position to challenge Adelina. So she is perfectly safe from any pro-Korean bias

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmanmao View Post
    I was a fan please that's bull. You are just a bitter hater.
    And who are you, worthless troll boy?
    I've always admired Adelina's skating, but she was not champion material on his night. Sorry that you are blind and bitter (mostly for mao out of contention) to see that.

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