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Adelina Sotnikova

19 Dec

Adelina Sotnikova is a Russian figure skater. Adelina Sotnikova started her 2012 / 2013 season with a silver medal at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany. Her first Grand Prix event of the season was the 2012 Skate America. Adelina’s 3 Loop-2 Toeloop-2 Loop jump combination received no points because it was deemed an invalid element. She did won the bronze medal overall behind the American figure skaters Christina Gao and gold medalist Ashley Wagner.

At the 2012 Rostelecom Cup, she finished 5th. Adelina Sotnikova is the 2011 World Junior champion, 2010 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, 2012 Youth Olympics silver medalist, and a three-time (2009, 2011, 2012) Russian National champion.

Adelina Sotnikova  past 2011–2012 season in brief:

According to ISU age rules, Adelina was eligible for the senior Grand Prix circuit during the 2011–2012 season, although not for senior ISU Championships. She was assigned to two Grand Prix events, the 2011 Cup of China and 2011 Rostelecom Cup. She intended to begin her season at the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial but withdrew after a leg injury caused her to miss a month of off-season training. She won the bronze medal at Cup of China and at Rostelecom Cup, to become the first alternate for the ladies’ event at the Grand Prix Final.

Adelina Sotnikova then competed at the 2011 Golden Spin of Zagreb and won the gold medal. At the 2012 Russian Championships, she placed first in the short program and second in the long program, to win her third national title. She then competed at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games and won the silver medal. At the 2012 World Junior Championships, she won the bronze medal behind teammate Julia Lipnitskaia and U.S. skater Gracie Gold. Adelina was named into the Russian team for the 2012 ISU World Team Trophy.  Where she finished fourth overall and posted a season’s best in her free skate of 113.57 points.

 

We wish Adelina Sotnikova a wonderful 2012/2013 season.