So many wishes from all of us!
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Now it’s official: Kiira’s season is over. Well, it never really started: but according to this article on Finnish Figure Skating Federation website
her withdraw from Worlds in Saitama is now definite.
Her rehabilitation from Achille’s injury is actually keeping on in Munich, under the supervision of famous german specialist Müller-Wohlfahrt, who already’s following many other athletes like Usain Bolt and National Team Soccer of Germany. With the co-operation of portuguese coach Carlos Ávila de Borba regarding physical side, Kiira’s main goal at this moment is fully recovering from her previous injury, in order to avoid future problems, and then going back to Lake Arrowhead later in the spring, to progress on technical programs for new incoming season. The first competition she’ll can take part in should be Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, next fall, from 10 to 12 of October.
Anyway, she’ll be present in Japan, from 26 to 30 of March, because of Finnair’s tasks.
According to this article on YLE
Kiira most likely won’t be present at ISU Worlds in Japan, at the end of March: at the moment she’s practising on ice, but still no jumps on it, and her physical training is followed by a portuguese tennis coach, who already worked with Carolina Kostner and Mao Asada. In Kiira’s plans, technical aspects will be refined with coach Rafael Arutyunyan in March, when she’ll get back to Lake Arrowhead.
So, Kiira should skip the whole season: despite the encouraging opinions of portuguese Avila De Borba, this could be a relevant problem for her career. As we could see in the past, even recent, Kiira’s a fighter, and for sure she’s now suitably training, but… young Russian girls are running up at incredible speed, and even Ashley Wagner, who’s sharing same coach with Kiira, has been forced to modify her programs, ’cause latest results haven’t been so satisfying.
Well… only time will tell. So c’mon Kiira, wishing you the podium one more time!
As we already knew, Kiira skipped European Championships too: following, final results.
Russian Julia Lipnitskaia is the new European queen!
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Kiira won’t defend her title, won last year for the 4th time in career, this year in Espoo, from 13th to 15th of December. Following, final results:
Sera Väistö represented Club Tappara Taitoluistelu.
Update: Juulia Turkkila is the new Finnish Champion, but at Junior Championships, Jenni Saarinen got a score (154,08) good for gold!