03-29-2014, 08:32 PM
You're welcome Winky. You know if there was one Sotnikova performance besides the Olympics it would be when she won Russian Nationals at only 12 years old. That is on youtube and she was such a twig then.
Originally Posted by winky97
For sure it will be interesting to see how Adelina will handle the fame, controversy, the OGM and the pressure to win from her federation. Let's be honest they pull the strings which is why I think Anna was in Japan. Now Anna impressed beyond anyone's expectations and she may be a factor in the future. Can Adelina handle the pressure Yulia, Anna, Elena and other young Russians put on her in the coming years? I think so. We will find out. And we will find out if she can develop her game into a more well rounded skater to compliment her spins and athleticism as you pointed out. I think she can.
I like how Adelina shows her emotions. But I also understand how some people may be put off by her running down the hallway or jumping up and down on the podium after her gold. I'm okay with her running down the hallway that was natural delight of course. I kind of wish she didn't jump up and down on the podium. But she did. She's a kid and she couldn't control her emotions in her home country. I can't really blame her. Speaking of kids not being able to control their emotions you have got to watch the youtube video of the then 15 year old Tara Lipinski winning the Olympic gold medal in 1998. I had not seen that video in many many years and Tara's screaming after her scores came up showing her she won gold over Michelle Kwan was amazing as were her reactions. Sometimes a kid will be a kid. And Tara's screams of joy will give you shivers.
And yes the world is full of keyboard cowards. It's bizarre but that's the way it is whether it's sports, politics, religion etc.
03-29-2014, 08:51 PM