Sotnikova is ready to defend national title

Adelina Sotnikova

Elena Buianova, the coach of three-time Russia’s national champion Adelina Sotnikova, told about her student’s preparation for the national championships, which will be held from 24 – 28 December 2012 in Sochi.

“On our trainings we were focused the most on stability and clean performances of programs. I can say that we are ready for the Russian championships. Adelina has a great desire to prove that she can and should skate as she really can do it. She comes to the championships in a very good sporting shape and with a very good mood,” Buianova said the press service of the Russian skating federation.

“Her main goal is to skate clean and perform all her elements.” the coach added.

Adelina Sotnikova began this season with a silver medal at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy. Her first Grand Prix event of the season was the 2012 Skate America. She won the bronze medal behind Americans Christina Gao and gold medalist Ashley Wagner. At her next event, the 2012 Rostelecom Cup, Sotnikova finished 5th.


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