Adeline Sotnikova became the first Russian figure skater to receive a gold medal at the Olympics.
In figure skating, Russian athletes were able toWin three Olympic gold medals in Sochi. Of course, the main stake was made on team competitions, in which the Russian team was able to defend the honorary title of leader in world figure skating. The medal received in pair figure skating was also expected. But the fact that Adelina Sotnikova can win a gold medal in the women's competition, few expected. Moreover, competition in this kind of program is very strong. Adeline Sotnikova became the first Olympic champion who won a medal of the highest dignity for the Russian team. Now Russian women's figure skating is on a real rise. Even inside the team, girls have to compete among themselves. Take at least the same Julia Lipnitskaya, who has already become an Olympic champion (in individual competitions she was able to take only the fifth place).
Unfortunately, in team competitions, AdelineSotnikova was unable to take part. But in this there was also a positive moment, the sportswoman managed to concentrate completely on preparation for her main start. This medal was not easy, after all, after a short program between the main contenders for medals remained a minimum gap. An arbitrary program was able to arrange the figure skaters in their places. The program of the Russian athlete at the base cost was 4 points higher than that of the current world champion Yu-Na Kim. Carolina Costner also lost at the basic cost of the elements, despite the fact that she flawlessly rolled back her program.
Russian athlete was able to prove thatIs the strongest in this kind of program. After the victory of Adeline, the Korean team filed a protest to appeal the results of the figure skater. However, the Russian woman received a higher rating for the elements of the program (the gap was slightly more than five points). But the points scored for the components of the program, both athletes were the same. Therefore, we can say with certainty that the victory of the Russian figure skater turned out to be well-deserved.