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ISU Grand Prix 2015/2016: TEB, again!

Here are the entries: Kiira will take part on Trophée Bompard in Bordeaux, from 13th to 15th of November. Only one chance, ’cause at the moment she’s 108 in world ranking…
Never mind, go for double!

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ISU: 2015/2016 season’s fixtures

Following, next season’s calendar published by ISU:

ISU Grand Prix
22/10/2015 – 25/10/2015: Milwaukee (USA), ISU Grand Prix Skate America
29/10/2015 – 01/11/2015: Lethbridge (CAN), ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada
06/11/2015 – 08/11/2015: Beijing (CHN), ISU Grand Prix Cup of China
13/11/2015 – 15/11/2015: Bordeaux (FRA), ISU Grand Prix Trophée Eric Bompard
20/11/2015 – 22/11/2015: Moscow (RUS), ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup
27/11/2015 – 29/11/2015: Nagano (JPN), ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy
10/12/2015 – 13/12/2015: Barcelona (ESP), ISU Grand Prix Finals

Challenger Series
16/09/2015 – 20/09/2015: Salt Lake City (USA), U.S. International Figure Skating Classic
24/09/2015 – 26/09/2015: Obertsdorf (GER), Nebelhorn Trophy
01/10/2015 – 03/10/2015: Bratislava (SVK), Ondrej Nepela Trophy
08/10/2015 – 11/10/2015: Espoo (FIN), Finlandia Trophy
15/10/2015 – 18/10/2015: Saransk (RUS), Mordovian Ornament
27/10/2015 – 01/11/2015: Graz (AUT), IceChallenge
18/11/2015 – 22/11/2015: Tallinn (EST), Tallinn Trophy
26/11/2015 – 29/11/2015: Warsaw (POL), Warsaw Cup
01/12/2015 – 06/12/2015: Sofia (BUL), Denkova-Staviski Cup
09/12/2015 – 12/12/2015: Zagreb (CRO), Golden Spin

New year’s dedicated to major events:
25/01/2016 – 31/01/2016: Bratislava (SVK), ISU European Figure Skating Championships
16/02/2016 – 21/02/2016: Taipei City (TPE), ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
28/03/2016 – 03/04/2016: Boston (USA), ISU World Figure Skating Championships

Tuktamysheva won Worlds 2015

Pl. Name Nation Points
1 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA
  RUS
210.36
2 Satoko MIYAHARA
  JPN
193.60
3 Elena RADIONOVA
  RUS
191.47
4 Gracie GOLD
  USA
188.96
5 Ashley WAGNER
  USA
185.01
6 Rika HONGO
  JPN
184.58

Worlds 2015: SP results

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
1 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 77.62 44.09 33.53 8.46 7.89 8.68 8.46 8.43 0.00
2 Elena RADIONOVA RUS 69.51 38.03 31.48 7.79 7.68 8.00 7.89 8.00 0.00
3 Satoko MIYAHARA JPN 67.02 37.19 29.83 7.57 7.29 7.43 7.43 7.57 0.00
4 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 65.48 35.31 30.17 7.50 7.29 7.61 7.64 7.68 0.00
5 Rika HONGO JPN 62.17 34.69 27.48 6.89 6.68 7.04 6.86 6.89 0.00
6 Zijun LI CHN 61.83 33.60 28.23 7.11 6.71 7.18 7.07 7.21 0.00
7 Polina EDMUNDS USA 61.71 33.94 27.77 6.96 6.61 7.14 7.07 6.93 0.00
8 Gracie GOLD USA 60.73 29.82 30.91 7.82 7.39 7.71 7.82 7.89 0.00
9 Anna POGORILAYA RUS 60.50 32.41 29.09 7.36 7.21 7.11 7.43 7.25 1.00
10 Alaine CHARTRAND CAN 60.24 33.73 26.51 6.64 6.32 6.68 6.71 6.79 0.00
11 Ashley WAGNER USA 57.81 28.09 30.72 7.79 7.54 7.46 7.82 7.79 1.00
12 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 57.08 31.33 25.75 6.39 6.11 6.61 6.57 6.50 0.00
13 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 56.28 29.05 27.23 6.79 6.46 7.04 6.86 6.89 0.00
14 Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 54.40 31.29 23.11 5.79 5.50 5.82 5.89 5.89 0.00
15 So Youn PARK KOR 53.95 30.78 24.17 6.14 5.79 6.04 6.14 6.11 1.00
16 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 52.11 28.39 24.72 6.25 5.86 6.18 6.25 6.36 1.00
17 Roberta RODEGHIERO ITA 51.42 29.33 22.09 5.64 5.25 5.61 5.61 5.50 0.00
18 Hae Jin KIM KOR 50.03 28.82 21.21 5.57 5.04 5.36 5.25 5.29 0.00
19 Nicole SCHOTT GER 49.29 26.81 22.48 5.75 5.43 5.57 5.71 5.64 0.00
20 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 49.25 27.57 21.68 5.39 5.18 5.54 5.50 5.50 0.00
21 Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 48.13 24.91 23.22 5.86 5.64 5.68 5.96 5.89 0.00
22 Dasa GRM SLO 47.21 26.44 20.77 5.36 4.89 5.32 5.18 5.21 0.00
23 Angelina KUCHVALSKA LAT 45.74 26.73 21.01 5.36 5.04 5.29 5.29 5.29 2.00
24 Giada RUSSO ITA 43.85 23.65 20.20 5.00 4.75 5.21 5.07 5.21 0.00
25 Natalia POPOVA UKR 43.60 22.91 21.69 5.61 5.18 5.39 5.61 5.32 1.00
26 Ivett TOTH HUN 43.47 25.87 19.60 5.18 4.71 4.82 5.00 4.79 2.00
27 Eliska BREZINOVA CZE 43.37 24.96 19.41 5.07 4.57 4.79 5.00 4.82 1.00
28 Aleksandra GOLOVKINA LTU 43.16 23.11 21.05 5.39 5.07 5.21 5.43 5.21 1.00
29 Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 41.84 22.60 19.24 5.11 4.50 4.82 4.82 4.79 0.00
30 Netta SCHREIBER ISR 41.84 21.56 20.28 5.29 4.71 5.00 5.21 5.14 0.00
31 Kiira KORPI FIN 41.11 16.26 25.85 6.75 6.21 6.00 6.64 6.71 1.00

Damn. A real disaster. What’s happened?
Worst flop in career, Kiira said. That’s true, indeed. Two “open” jumps, not valid so not counted for score, with Axel not executed, a missing combination because of a fall on Triple Flip (I’ll never understand the reason why she keeps on trying with his kind of jump, which could get her so many points but really never digested, even in the past)… in the end, no qualification for FS (reserved for top 24), and no more slots for Finland next Worlds.

Probably, higher level’s competitions before these Championships were too few, besides some training problems: and technical skills to improve at all, ’cause she has all the chances to do it.
Remember Goteborg 2008, her tears after that ninth place? Seemed a failure… still remains the best performance at Worlds (with 2011).
It’s been a pity, but as Scarlett O’Hara said, ending “Gone with the wind”…  (to be continued)

What expecting from Worlds?

Kiira’s away from World Championships since 2011, Moscow’s edition: moreover, also this year’s European Championships have been just a limited showcase of Kiira’s actual numbers, because of a stomach flu which stopped her from taking part in Free Skating in Stockholm. So, what do we have to expect from competition starting this week (apart from Tuktamysheva’s Triple Axel)?
Considering premises, riaffirmed by Kiira herself during a press conference before leaving to China, whereby she wasn’t able to suitably perform some Triple-Triple combos, in addition to Triple Lutz, due to physical upsets, I think the gap about some technical skills especially compared to russian athletes probably gonna be suffered: Components, that is grace, style and step sequences which all along represent her strength, I fear couldn’t be enough to compete for podium, and of course we have to evaluate some special care about Asiatic athletes from judges. It seems there aren’t any kind of problems regarding physical shape: specific training choosed by Kiira and her coach Avila de Borba after the Achilles injury, more similar – by her own admission – to a dancer than a skater, avoided further risks, without apparently threatening her muscle tone; but this competition turns up after only three events in this season (really two and half… Golden Spin, Nationals and Euros), few dates on her back to establish a reliable comparison between her skating and the rivals one, and only three whole weeks of practise in Oberstdorf.
So, which may be the targets? Above all, a placement within first ten, getting one more slot for Finland at Worlds next edition; moreover, an improvement, or almost an approach, to better PB in career, with a view to incoming season’s news planned by Kiira, regarding both programs and music as well.

C’mon Kiira, just do it!

(Kiira will skate SP at 11.43, Shanghai time)

Coupe du Printemps

After Kiira’s surrender and following withdrawal, due to her annoying flu during previous days, Joshi Helgesson won the competition in Luxembourg.

Pl. Name Nation Points
1 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 147.66
2 Riona KATO JPN 139.07
3 Nicole SCHOTT GER 133.35

Worlds in Shanghai

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Below, competition schedule from 23rd to 29th of March:

DATE EVENT TIME
Monday 23 Official practice All day
Tuesday 24 Official practice All day
Thursday 26 Ladies Short Program
10:30
Saturday 28 Ladies Free Skating
10:30
Sunday 29 Exhibition Gala
Closing banquet
14:00
20:00

Kiira’s withdrawn

Because of a stomach flu, which already stroke down two English pairs, Kiira had to withdraw from European Championships. A great misfortune, a real bad luck.
It doesn’t matter, get well soon, Kiira!

At podium’s feet

After this afternoon’s SP, Kiira holds 4th place, right after the three Russian wonders:

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
1 Elena RADIONOVA RUS 70.46 38.44 32.02 7.93 7.75 8.14 8.07 8.14 0.00
2 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 69.02 36.68 32.34 8.18 7.75 8.25 8.00 8.25 0.00
3 Anna POGORILAYA RUS 66.10 35.54 30.56 7.68 7.39 7.75 7.64 7.75 0.00
4 Kiira KORPI FIN 60.60 31.17 29.43 7.32 7.00 7.43 7.46 7.57 0.00
5 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 60.37 31.34 29.03 7.21 7.04 7.36 7.18 7.50 0.00
6 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 59.55 34.35 28.20 7.00 6.79 7.18 7.07 7.21 0.00
7 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 55.84 29.44 26.40 6.64 6.32 6.71 6.57 6.75 0.00
8 Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 53.78 30.39 23.39 5.89 5.57 5.96 5.89 5.93 0.00
9 Nicole SCHOTT GER 52.03 29.38 22.65 5.82 5.43 5.68 5.64 5.75 0.00
10 Eveline BRUNNER SUI 52.00 29.35 22.65 5.68 5.39 5.79 5.64 5.82 0.00

Good luck for Saturday, Kiira!

EC’s scheduling

The schedule of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2015 will be as follows:

Short Program: 29 January, 11.00-16.45
Free Skating: 31 January, 12.00-15.55
Exhibition Gala: 1 February, 15.00-17.00

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