maliciousmelons
maliciousmelons:

This is 17 year old Adelina Sotnikova of Russia.  She competed in the figure skating event at the Sochi 2014 Olympics.  Her whole country was behind her Russian teammate, Julia Lipnitskaia, and paid almost no attention to her even though she was the Russian National Champion over Julia. When the ladies singles event took place all eyes were on Julia to win Russia a medal of any color but, Julia faultered in both programs and placed 5th in the competition, off the podium.  Adelina, however, skated two beautiful programs that were both technically and artistically brilliant.  Not only did she win a medal, but she defeated the reigning olympic champion to become the first Russian Ladies Singles skater to win a gold medal. And she did it at home. She is truly an inspiration.


She deserves this gold medal, really. She had an urge to become a champion, and she did all her best to win. Adelina has both emotional and technical sides - that made her one of the best ones. She’s now my favorite after Mao and Julia. I say so not because I’m Russian too, but because I don’t understand people who send her so much hate.
Adelina has problems similar to Julia’s. Lipnitskaia lives in cramped conditions, Adelina has seriously ill sister. That’s why they did so well at OG - they have something to fight for and something to lose. BTW, she seems to be optimistic about her future, although so many people dislike her.
Maybe you’ll hate me too after this, but I said what I wanted to say.

maliciousmelons:

This is 17 year old Adelina Sotnikova of Russia.  She competed in the figure skating event at the Sochi 2014 Olympics.  Her whole country was behind her Russian teammate, Julia Lipnitskaia, and paid almost no attention to her even though she was the Russian National Champion over Julia. When the ladies singles event took place all eyes were on Julia to win Russia a medal of any color but, Julia faultered in both programs and placed 5th in the competition, off the podium.  Adelina, however, skated two beautiful programs that were both technically and artistically brilliant.  Not only did she win a medal, but she defeated the reigning olympic champion to become the first Russian Ladies Singles skater to win a gold medal. And she did it at home. She is truly an inspiration.

She deserves this gold medal, really. She had an urge to become a champion, and she did all her best to win. Adelina has both emotional and technical sides - that made her one of the best ones. She’s now my favorite after Mao and Julia. I say so not because I’m Russian too, but because I don’t understand people who send her so much hate. Adelina has problems similar to Julia’s. Lipnitskaia lives in cramped conditions, Adelina has seriously ill sister. That’s why they did so well at OG - they have something to fight for and something to lose. BTW, she seems to be optimistic about her future, although so many people dislike her. Maybe you’ll hate me too after this, but I said what I wanted to say.
Tis better to be vile than vile esteem’d,
When not to be receives reproach of being;
And the just pleasure lost, which is so deem’d
Not by our feeling, but by others’ seeing:
For why should others’ false adulterate eyes
Give salutation to my sportive blood?
Or on my frailties why are frailer spies,
Which in their wills count bad what I think good?
No, I am that I am, and they that level
At my abuses reckon up their own:
I may be straight though they themselves be bevel;
By their rank thoughts, my deeds must not be shown;
Unless this general evil they maintain,
All men are bad and in their badness reign.
William Shakespeare