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The wait for Adelina Sotnikova’s golden moment (VIDEO)


Estrada, Christopher (502187238)

“Would it be enough?”

You wonder if that was what was going through the head of Adelina Sotnikova after defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim had closed the night with yet another regal skate.

Sotnikova had gone to the lead earlier on with a passionate performance that won her waves of applause from the Russian crowd.

But the Queen had spoken. And the wait had begun. It was all up to the judges now.

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And then...Happiness. Kim’s score was a few points shy. Sotnikova had won.

Deep inside the Iceberg Skating Palace, NBC cameras were on the 17-year-old Russian as she earned her golden moment - going from total anxiety to sheer joy in an instant.


Estrada, Christopher (502187238)

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