Adelina Sotnikova – figure skater. RIA Novosti
Sochi Olympic champion in figure skating Adelina Sotnikova told that she won gold for her younger sister Masha, who is seriously ill (she suffers from Treacher Collins syndrome).
Sotnikova is a Russian figure skater, 2014 Olympic champion, a two-time European silver medalist (2013–2014), a five-time Grand Prix series medalist, and a four-time Russian national champion. By the way, she is 2011 World Junior champion, 2010 JGP Final champion, and 2012 Youth Olympics silver medalist.
To tell the truth, she is the first Russian to win the Olympic gold medal in ladies’ singles figure skating.
Awesome girl was born on July 1, 1996 in Moscow. Her mother Olga was engaged in acrobatics, but after an injury she had to quit the sport. The mother wanted her daughter to be engaged in music, Adelina liked ballet. However, she became a figure skater. Adelina is a girl with a strong character. Her first coach was Anna Patrikeeva.
In her first championship of Russia 2007/2008 Adelina became the tenth among juniors. But in a year she was the first! So she repeated the success of her mentor Elena Buyanova, who also won her first title at the age of 12. After that victory, Sotnikova promised to Vladimir Putin that she would win the Olympics. As everyone knows, her promise was kept 5 years later.