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Adelina Sotnikova

Person from Russia

Adelina Sotnikova Adelina Dmitriyevna Sotnikova (Russian: Аделина Дмитриевна Сотникова; born 1 July 1996 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2011 World Junior champion, 2010 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, 2012 Youth Olympics silver medalist, and a three-time (2009, 2011, 2012) Russian National champion. Adelina Sotnikova began skating at the age of four at the "Yuzhny" ice rink near her home in Moscow. At the age of seven she began training at CSKA which is further away from her home. She began working with coach Elena Buianova (Vodorezova) a year later. During the 2008–2009 season, Sotnikova debuted at the senior level at the 2009 Russian Nationals and won the gold medal at the age of 12. One month later she also won the 2009 Russian Junior Championships. Sotnikova was ineligible to compete on the Junior Grand Prix circuit during the 2009–2010 season because International Skating Union rules require that skaters turn 13 before 1 July in their place of birth – she was born a few hours into 1 July in Moscow. Sotnikova's mother told her that she was born a month prematurely anyway. She struggled with a growth spurt and dropped to fourth at Russian senior nationals and sixth in the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1996-07-01
Place of birth
Moscow
Nationality
Russia

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