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All grown up, Sotnikova enrolls in university

All grown up, Sotnikova enrolls in university

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova has grown up. The European  silver medalist, who turned 17 on July 1, finished school this spring and now has entered the Sports University.

“I am studying to become a coach,” she proudly revealed. “The classes will start this fall, but I already…

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Kostner claims fifth European crown in Zagreb

Kostner claims fifth European crown in Zagreb

World Champion Carolina Kostner of Italy returned in style to the major international scene by claiming her fifth European title as the competition concluded at the 2013 ISU European…

Sotnikova leads ladies in Zagreb

Sotnikova leads ladies in Zagreb

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova earned the lead in the short program at the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, as the Ladies event opened on Friday. World…

Tuktamysheva captures gold at 2013 Russian Nationals

Tuktamysheva captures gold at 2013 Russian Nationals

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won her first national title in the last event of the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships. Elena Radionova moved one spot up to capture the silver, while defending champion Adelina Sotnikova had to…

Wagner commands first grand prix title at Skate America

Wagner commands first grand prix title at Skate America

USA’s Ashley Wagner has shed that ‘Almost Girl’ moniker that she gave herself last season, and has transformed into the ‘It Girl’, as she won her first Grand Prix title today in Kent, Wash., at Skate America.

 The…

Russia’s ‘grown up’ Sotnikova is hungry for new success

Russia’s ‘grown up’ Sotnikova is hungry for new success

Three-time Russian national champion Adelina Sotnikova is the 2011 World Junior champion, and is currently touted as one of Russia’s big medal hopes for the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games.  The 16-year-old, who struggled a bit last season, has overcome most of…

Sotnikova captures third national title

Sotnikova captures third national title

The Ladies Long Program at the 2012 Russian National Figure Skating Championships was a nerve-racking event, but in the end, overnight leader Adelina Sotnikova was able to withstand the pressure to capture her third title. Julia Lipnitskaia won the silver, while…

Sotnikova, Makarova come back strong at Russian Nationals

Sotnikova, Makarova come back strong at Russian Nationals

The second day of the 2012 Russian National Figure Skating Championships continued with the Ladies Short Program, which was expected to be the most competitive event. Of the 18 competitors, 16 worked on a a triple-triple combination during the practices in Saransk….

Asada takes gold at Cup of Russia

Asada takes gold at Cup of Russia

The second competition day of the Rostelecom Cup attracted a sizable crowd to the Megasport Arena in Moscow, Russia. The venue with a 14,000 seat capacity was more than two thirds full for the Saturday finals, a major improvement over half-empty stands in…

Asada edges Leonova for the overnight lead in Moscow

Asada edges Leonova for the overnight lead in Moscow

The final stage of the 2011-12 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series began today in Moscow with the Ladies Short Program. With the diverse field ranging from debutants to World Champion, the level of the event was surprisingly even. Japan’s Mao Asada currently leads the ladies, followed by…

Kostner wins Cup of China, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Kostner wins Cup of China, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Carolina Kostner of Italy continued her successful start into the season by winning Cup of China on Saturday in Shanghai. She is also the first skater to book her ticket for the Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating.

Kostner’s win over former U.S. Champion…

Kostner edges out Nagasu for lead at Cup of China

Kostner edges out Nagasu for lead at Cup of China

Italy’s Carolina Kostner took the lead in the Ladies short program at Cup of China on Friday, however, USA’s Mirai Nagasu is trailing her by a mere 0.92 points. Russian wunderkind Adelina Sotnikova follows in third place after a fall.

Kostner opened her…

Sotnikova bags Junior World title

Sotnikova bags Junior World title

Adelina Sotnikova of Russia dominated the Ladies at Junior Worlds and took the title in convincing fashion. Teammate Lisa Tuktamysheva claimed the silver medal, trailing the leader by 5.85 points, while USA’s Agnes Zawadzki…

Russian ladies 1-2 after short program at Junior Worlds

Russian ladies 1-2 after short program at Junior Worlds

The Russian girls dominated the Junior Ladies Short Program as expected with Adelina Sotnikova edging out Elizaveta Tuktamysheva by less than one point…

Sotnikova on track for Junior Worlds

Sotnikova on track for Junior Worlds

Adelina Sotnikova is one of the Russian wunderkinder that the media and figure skating fans have been talking about ever since she won the ladies title at the 2009 Russian Figure Skating Championships at the…

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Sotnikova grabs second Russian National title

Sotnikova grabs second Russian National title

The Ladies Long Program of the Russian National Championships turned out to be a test of nerves. Adelina Sotnikova and Alena Leonova passed the test with flying colors, capturing gold and silver respectively. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva rose…

Makarova and Sotnikova a close 1-2 after Short Program

Makarova and Sotnikova a close 1-2 after Short Program

The Ladies Short Program competition turned out to be a battle between two Russian Champions. Defending champion Ksenia Makarova edged the 2009 Champion Adelina Sotnikova for the overnight lead, but the two are closely followed by the number of skaters including Alena…

Sotnikova takes Junior Grand Prix title

Sotnikova takes Junior Grand Prix title

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova maintained her overnight lead to win the Ladies title. Teammate Elizaveta Tuktamysheva remained in second place overall, while Zijun Li of China captured the bronze.

Sotnikova was the last one to skate in the long program…

Sotnikova places first in short program; Russia 1-2-3

Sotnikova places first in short program; Russia 1-2-3

Much like Junior Short Dance competition earlier that evening, the Ladies event was also dominated by Russian competitors. Adelina Sotnikova of Russia placed first with 57.27 points – almost four points ahead of teammates…

Sotnikova leads ladies at Russian Nationals

Sotnikova leads ladies at Russian Nationals

Adelina Sotnikova, a 12-year-old representative of CSKA Moscow Club, led the field in the ladies discipline. The student of Elena Vodorezova-Buyanova landed a nice triple Lutz out of steps, a slightly flawed triple flip-double toe loop combination, and a…

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