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Meet the 2014 Olympic ladies figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova

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On February 20, 2014, Adelina Sotnikova of Russia won the ladies Olympic figure skating title defeating South Korea's Kim Yu-Na, the 2010 ladies Olympic figure skating champion and 2013 ladies world figure skating champion, who had been the favorite to win in Sochi.

Sotnikova's win also earned her the distinction of becoming the first ever Russian woman Olympic figure skating champion. In addition, her gold medal was a victory for Russia since the only male skater the Russian Federation had qualified to compete in the individual men's Olympic figure skating event, 2006 Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko, withdrew due to injury. Even without Plushenko, Russia reigned at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games since they also won gold in the Olympic team figure skating event and also in the Olympic pair skating event.

Russia sent two ladies to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and there had been some concern that Sotnikova would not be sent to the Olympics after she lost the European figure skating title to her teammate and new Russian figure skating sensation Julia Lipnitskaia.

Winning gold at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi did not seem like a reality in 2012 when Adelina Sotnikova won the silver medal at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games.

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