Adelina Sotnikova

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  • Name: Adelina Sotnikova ( Adelina Sotnikova )
  • Date of birth: 1 July 1996
  • Age: 20 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Height: 163
  • Activity: the Russian figure skater, Olympic champion in figure skating
  • Marital status: not married

    Adelina Sotnikova: a biography

    Adelina Sotnikova is the first and only Soviet and Russian history Olympic champion in women’s figure skating. It is called a «child Prodigy» of the sport, because at the age of 13 she performed two extremely complicated cascade in one program are not always resolved even experienced colleagues.

    The will to live and win this girl showed even at his birth. The baby was born weak and seven months. But as time went on, and Adelina Sotnikova showed a real fighting spirit.

    Adelina Sotnikova
    Photo of a skater | KP

    In 2000, when Adeline was only 4 years old, girl first stepped on the ice. It happened at the school in Biryulyovo. The first coach of the future stars of figure skating was Anna patrikeeva.

    And at 7 years old Adelina Sotnikova is already trained in the school of CSKA. Within two years she was taught Irina Goncharenko. After that, the baton training was passed on to Elena Buyanova. The skater had already had a good base. The girl immediately liked to study with this mentor, they established trust and friendly relations. It was the year 2004.

    Adelina Sotnikova in childhood on figure skating
    In childhood on figure skating | Figureskating

    Docile nature Adelina and her hard work quickly paid off. Thanks to intensive training Adelina Sotnikova managed to win the Russian championship of figure skating 2008. She repeated the success of her mentor Elena Buyanova, who also won his first title at the age of 12.

    After this victory, Sotnikova has promised to Vladimir Putin that will win the Olympics. As we all know, his promise kept Adelina in 5 years.

    Adelina Sotnikova and Vladimir Putin
    With Vladimir Putin |

    But before that, it was quite a difficult and thorny path. Titanic work, strict adherence to the recommendations of the coach are key to the fact that young skater quickly mastered many «adult» elements, bringing them to perfection and automatism. This need outstanding craftsmanship and filigree of rotation of the fourth level, and triple jumps that Adelina Sotnikova was able to perform in one program. Such not under force even to some adult figure skating-singles.

    Figure skating

    A brilliant sports biography Adelina Sotnikova started in the championship of Russia 2007-2008 season where the skater managed to occupy the tenth position among juniors. It’s only been a year, and Muscovite was a leader.

    Unfortunately, the next season for her so well. Adelina Sotnikova managed to win fourth place in the Championship of Russia and only the 6th in the national championship. But the character of steel girls, the ability to concentrate and overcome all barriers, and experiences of her mentor did not allow the young athlete to give up. It complicates the program, tens or even hundreds of times repeating complex motion.

    Adelina Sotnikova and Elena Buyanova
    With Elena Buyanova | Sports Express

    To bathe in the glory Adelina Sotnikova were able in the 2010-2011 season she became the champion in the final Junior Grand Prix, winning both, before this stage of the competition.

    Career athletes went the smooth ice. She won the gold medal in the international Grand Prix 2010-2011 in Austria, almost breaking the record of youth competitions – the girl did not have any of 0.27 seconds. In addition, during the same period, again Adelina Sotnikova won the Russian championship, and also won the international youth championship on figure skating.

    In 2012 Adelina Sotnikova took part in the winter Youth Olympic games in Innsbruck, where he won the silver medal.

    Adelina Sotnikova on the podium
    Rewarding athletes

    In adults, the competition, the skater began to participate in the 2013 European championship. Then she managed to climb to the second step of the podium, giving the first place the world champion in figure skating, Italian Carolina Kostner. However, the victory Sotnikova brought the first since 2006, Russia’s medal at the European Championships. A year later the figure skater has repeated its success, giving the first place Yulia Lipnitskaya.

    In February 2012, 16-year-old Muscovite received the title «Master of sports of Russia of international class», and on 20 February 2014 became the Deserved master of sports.

    Sochi Olympics

    At the Olympics in Sochi 2014 Adelina Sotnikova and Julia Lipnitskaya made a splash. Let Sotnikova did not participate in the team tournament, but in the short program with her emotional room «Carmen» brought a Russian woman the second place, as in any program Adelina Sotnikova managed to win for the Russian team’s first ever gold medal in women’s figure skating, received 224,9 points

    Her victory was disputed by South Korea, according to which the judging was not objective, and the victory was to be given to Korea’s Yeon And Kim. However, even the comparative analysis of the performance of Sotnikova and Kim showed that the number of Russians under the name «Rondo capriccioso» even had a Mature and calm romantic style, but turned out to be very difficult from a technical point of view. It consisted of a rotation of the fourth level and the combination of double jumps. It is for this, despite a small mistake, the Russian figure skater received from the judges highest marks.

    Television projects

    In November 2014 Adelina Sotnikova during training hurt his leg. As it turned out, the injury was quite serious. As a result, the figure skater performed in the season 2014/2015. At this time – in February 2015 – she participated in the TV project «dancing with the stars». Paired with Gleb Savchenko girl managed to take 2nd place.

    Adelina Sotnikova and Gleb Savchenko
    With partner Gleb Savchenko |

    Back Adelina Sotnikova at the international level after a long break at a tournament in Saransk, won in the short program the second place. But at the end of the national championship in 2016 was not entirely successful, so became part of the national team only as a backup.

    In 2016 Adelina Sotnikova took part in the favorite of millions of the TV show «Ice age». Paired with Olympic champion turned actor and star of «Youth» Alexander Sokolov. The pair, despite being the youngest, was able to give brilliant results: they even pushed duets such strong rivals as Tatiana Navka and Andrey burkovsky, Povilas Vanagas and Eugene Kregzhde.

    Adelina Sotnikova and Alexander Sokolovsky
    Alexander Sokolovsky |

    Sotnikova and Sokolowski were the winners of the project. In the final, the winners of the «Ice age» performed a rousing rock-and-roll style.

    It is noteworthy that between the actor and the skater has an excellent relationship. Partners not only never quarreled, but became great friends. And promised to maintain a friendship after the end of the project.

    Personal life

    Adelina Sotnikova is very close to his parents. Her father, Dmitry Sotnikov, worked in the criminal investigation, and my mother Olga Dmitrievna in his youth was engaged in acrobatics, but because of the injuries and prolonged treatment, she had to quit sports.

    Adelina Sotnikova with parents
    Skater parents

    Sister Adeline Maria Sotnikova, unfortunately, suffers from treacher Collins syndrome. Mary’s treatment requires a lot of money. And if the first family helped coach Tatiana Tarasova, after the victory in Sochi 2014 Adelina Sotnikova can pay for the treatment of his sister.

    The treacher Collins syndrome – a disease characterized by craniofacial deformity. It occurs in 1 out 50 thousand babies. Patients usually suffer from strabismus, reduced the size of the mouth, eyes, ears, and chin.

    It is interesting that Adelina Sotnikova is the great-granddaughter of Hero of the Soviet Union, fighter pilot Alexander Kochetov. During the great Patriotic war, he made 488 sorties, shot down 34 enemy aircraft. In honor Kochetova named streets in Cheboksary and Alatyr, where he lived until after the War.

    Unfortunately, Adelina Sotnikova due to the tight schedule of training spends little time with his family. Her parents have a hard time, but they try in every way to support my daughter.

    Adelina Sotnikova and Maxim Kovtun
    Maxim Kovtun | Usnisa

    As for his personal life Adelina Sotnikova, at the time there were rumors about her affair with her colleague Maxim Kovtun. Instagram of Maxim came of their joint photo, which pushed the fans to talk about romantic connections alleged between the athletes. Have agreed even before that Adelina Sotnikova’s going to marry. But the guys were just friends. And were only in training camp.

    Adelina Sotnikova and Alexander Milk
    With Alexander Molochko |

    In March 2016 at the premiere of the film «Hero» Adelina appeared together with the famous host of the show «magazzino» with Alexander Molochko. In the West, young people were holding hands, not hiding his feelings.

    Later in an interview, Milk confirmed that they’re Dating. But the couple proved to be unstable. A month after the betrayal of a young man Adelina decided to leave.


    Adelina Sotnikova

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