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Sotnikova comes in from cold to win dramatic gold

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Newly-crowned Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova admitted that her fury at being overlooked in favour of fellow teen Julia Lipnitskaia to compete for Russia in the new team event in Sochi had motivated her desire for victory. 

Russia's gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova celebrates during the Women's Figure Skating Flower Ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014

As praise rained down on 15-year-old Lipnitskaia for her dazzling skates which helped Russia to gold, Sotnikova had to watch from the sidelines as her teammates celebrated in the presence of President Vladimir Putin.

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