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SOCHI, February 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Adelina Sotnikova, who won Russia’s first women’s figure skating gold at the Winter Olympics on Thursday, said she would like to win all figure skating gold.
“I always set new goals for myself and pursue my ambitions,” the 17-year-old skater from Moscow told a news conference on Friday. “I want to win the world and European figure skating championships more than once. I want to get my gold medal in the Olympics team event. I want all gold in figure skating championships!”
The Olympic champion’s coach, Elena Buyanova, said the formation of Russia’s team for the first-ever figure-skating team event in the Winter Olympic Games had been stressful for Sotnikova.
“Until the last moment we felt nervous,” she said. “We have realized that our team will become the event’s medalist and tried to support Adelina. Everything happens for the best. Focusing on the individual event, Sotnikova has become the Olympic champion.”
Another Russian Yulia Lipnitskaia, just 15, won gold in the Olympics debut, team figure skating, perfoming dazzling short and free skate programs.
Sotnikova’s choreographer Pyotr Chernyshev saw the secret of her success in her diligence and huge potential. “I have never seen a figure skater who worked more and better. During this season the marks for her skating elements grew by 14 points. This demonstrates Adelina’s progress and huge potential," he added.