Olympic crush: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova

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The figure skating world was abuzz with the arrival of Russian figure skating darling Julia Lipnitskaia during the team event. But with ladies' individual competition it was Adelina Sotnikova who performed nearly perfect and clinched the gold medal for Team Russia.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Ladies' Figure Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Ladies' Figure Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 16: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia poses after winning the Silver medal in the Ladies Free Skating during day two of Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2013/2014 at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 16, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 16: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia poses after winning the Silver medal in the Ladies Free Skating during day two of Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2013/2014 at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 16, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 05: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia poses in the podium during the Japan Open 2013 Figure Skating at Saitama Super Arena on October 5, 2013 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 05: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia poses in the podium during the Japan Open 2013 Figure Skating at Saitama Super Arena on October 5, 2013 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)
Russian Adelina Sotnikova shows her silver medal on the podium in the Dom Sportova sports hall in Zagreb on January 26, 2013 after the women's free skating event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
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Russian Adelina Sotnikova shows her silver medal on the podium in the Dom Sportova sports hall in Zagreb on January 26, 2013 after the women's free skating event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 13
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 15: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia performs in the Ladies Short Program during day one of Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2013/2014 at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 15, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 15: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia performs in the Ladies Short Program during day one of Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2013/2014 at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 15, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
FUKUOKA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 05: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves for fans in the ladies's short program during day one of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013/2014 at Marine Messe Fukuoka on December 5, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
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FUKUOKA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 05: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves for fans in the ladies's short program during day one of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013/2014 at Marine Messe Fukuoka on December 5, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
Gold medallist Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia and her compatriot silver medallist Adelina Sotnikova (L) pose during medal ceremony after the Ladies Free Skating event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
Gold medallist Lipnitskaia of Russia and her compatriot silver medallist Sotnikova pose during medal ceremony at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest
Gold medallist Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia and her compatriot silver medallist Adelina Sotnikova (L) pose during medal ceremony after the Ladies Free Skating event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Russian Adelina Sotnikova blows kisses as she waits for her points in the Dom Sportova sports hall in Zagreb on January 26, 2013 during the women's free skating event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
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Russian Adelina Sotnikova blows kisses as she waits for her points in the Dom Sportova sports hall in Zagreb on January 26, 2013 during the women's free skating event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
Photo via Instagram @adelinasotnikova
Photo via Instagram @adelinasotnikova
Photo via Instagram @adelinasotnikova
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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