Adelina Sotnikova upsets Kim Yu-na

Updated: February 21, 2014, 2:43 AM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- Russia's cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport's most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago.

Among those youngsters was Adelina Sotnikova, who won a national championship in 2009, when she was just 12.

She was too young to compete at the 2010 Olympics. When she finally got to the Games this year, she was overshadowed by an even younger teammate.

But on Thursday night, the 17-year-old Sotnikova looked ...

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