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    Lipnitskaia's coach blames Russian media for skater's disappointing singles performance

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/julia-l...203503307.html

    Interesting article, and paints a scary picture of what Lipnitskaia dealt with for the last week.

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    Poor Julia. She didn't deserve all this scrutiny.

    It makes Adelina's skating even more amazing even if I disagree with her being first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambivalent View Post
    Poor Julia. She didn't deserve all this scrutiny.

    It makes Adelina's skating even more amazing even if I disagree with her being first.
    How does it make Adelina's skating more amazing.. You mean as in Julia took pressure off Adelina? It makes me respect yuna and Mao even more . The media overwhelms their lives all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkun View Post
    How does it make Adelina's skating more amazing.. You mean as in Julia took pressure off Adelina? It makes me respect yuna and Mao even more . The media overwhelms their lives all the time.
    I am a Kim-uber and thought Kim or Kostner deserved to win, but Adelina did skate great too. Adelina must have been under a fair amount of pressure as well, so to deliver like she did in front of a home crowd - yes, even with the undeserved inflation - was great. Good for her, she didn't judge herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moviechick View Post
    I hope your head explodes when she wins worlds lol.
    I think Mao got Worlds 2014 in the bag, as long as she doesn't implode.

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    You guys need to stop quoting the one who started their account right after the Ladies SP and began insulting every skater and their fans with exception to one. I blocked this person but your quoting of them keeps their mean spirited comments visible!

    Thank you mods?? All of the nastiness has disappeared like the matrix or something!!

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    Her coach sounds like a great mama bear type. Julia has a great head on her shoulders to allow herself to take the blame squarely on her shoulders. I hope she comes away from all of this stronger and can become the star she seems destined to be. She's got the fighter spirit that is missing from so much of ladies' figure skating. She's got great packaging.

    I wasn't a fan of hers until the Olympics. She really impressed me. So bummed her individual event didn't happen the way she'd hoped.


    Still as much scrutiny as she's most likely getting, I haven't seen her vilified like the rest of the world's media has vilified Adelina. Even *if* there was a huge conspiracy to keep Kim from winning, Adelina was just another pawn and played no part in the "deal".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Her coach sounds like a great mama bear type. Julia has a great head on her shoulders to allow herself to take the blame squarely on her shoulders. I hope she comes away from all of this stronger and can become the star she seems destined to be.



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    How is she destined to be a star? Ask Caroline zhang. The same ugly tiny jumps?

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    I translated a Russian article that said reporters were telling her they tracked down her dad who she had never met like one night before she returned to Sochi for the individual event. Her friggin dad left before she was born!

    On a positive note one of her idols is Carolina Kostner and there are quite a few pics of those two hanging out..hugging..and laughing together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Her coach sounds like a great mama bear type. Julia has a great head on her shoulders to allow herself to take the blame squarely on her shoulders. I hope she comes away from all of this stronger and can become the star she seems destined to be. She's got the fighter spirit that is missing from so much of ladies' figure skating. She's got great packaging.
    Agree, she is a very impressive young skater and her coach seems very protective of her- she seems to understand how hard Julia is on herself, she was giving her a lot of pep-talking in the kiss& cry.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Still as much scrutiny as she's most likely getting, I haven't seen her vilified like the rest of the world's media has vilified Adelina.
    While a lot of people on this board seem to believe her scores were inflated there is not really any disagreement that she didn't win and her medal is not really disputed. even though some think the Russians were overscored there isn't a lot of dispute that they won the team event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkun View Post
    How does it make Adelina's skating more amazing.. You mean as in Julia took pressure off Adelina? It makes me respect yuna and Mao even more . The media overwhelms their lives all the time.
    Those two have had years to get use to it. Yulia had 10 days.

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    I feel so bad for her. She's learning some harsh life lessons at a very young age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambivalent View Post
    Poor Julia. She didn't deserve all this scrutiny.

    It makes Adelina's skating even more amazing even if I disagree with her being first.
    Did not you said yesterday that you are done with figure skating?

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    That's a real pity. I wonder what Adelina thinks of this. She said she was so angry to not be chosen for the team event, but maybe she's secretly grateful; she slipped in as an afterthought while Lipnitskaya was given 4:1 odds to win, and she had the best of both worlds. She had the Russian audience support and no expectations, and she nailed both her programs. She didn't even get a day's rest so the media could hound her. Great scheduling in hindsight.

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