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Merry Christmas!

xmas.jpgMerry Christmas to Kiira!

Merry Christmas to all!

Wishing all of you have nice holidays!
 
 
 
 
 from kiira-korpi.net

[en]Kiira Korpi is Young Athlete of 2006[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi is Young Athlete of 2006[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピが2006年のヤングアスリート賞[/ja]

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The Sportswriters’ Association in Finland has done their annual Athlete of The Year voting and the selections were announced in a gala event in Tampere. Jukka Keskisalo who won surprise gold in 3000m steeplechase in the European Championships was selected as the athlete of the year, and figure skater Kiira Korpi recieved the title young athlete of the year. The best in figure skating title went to the synchro skating team Marigold IceUnity that won the 2006 World Championships.

News sources in finnish: MTV3, YLE

The gala was apparently shown live on television but I missed it. So should someone have any screencaps of Kiira, those would be appreciated.

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The Sportswriters’ Association in Finland has done their annual Athlete of The Year voting and the selections were announced in a gala event in Tampere. Jukka Keskisalo who won surprise gold in 3000m steeplechase in the European Championships was selected as the athlete of the year, and figure skater Kiira Korpi recieved the title young athlete of the year. The best in figure skating title went to the synchro skating team Marigold IceUnity that won the 2006 World Championships.

News sources in finnish: MTV3, YLE

The gala was apparently shown live on television but I missed it. So should someone have any screencaps of Kiira, those would be appreciated.

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フィンランドのスポーツライター協会は毎年恒例の「今年のアスリート」投票を行い、タンペレのガライベントでその結果が発表された。ヨーロッパ選手権の3000m 障害(スティープルチェイス)で驚くべき金メダルを獲ったユッカ・ケスキサロが年間アスリート賞に選ばれ、フィギュアスケート選手のキーラ・コルピが年間ヤングアスリート賞を受賞した。フィギュアスケートの最優秀賞は、2006年の世界選手権で優勝したシンクロスケートチームのマリゴールド・アイスユニティだった。

フィンランド語の情報元:MTV3, YLE

このガラ(祭)はテレビで生中継されたらしいのですが、見逃してしまいました。どなたかキーラの画面キャプチャをいただけるとありがたいです。

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[en]Kiira Korpi’s Christmas memory[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi’s Christmas memory[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピのクリスマスの思い出[/ja]

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Kiira is one of the patrons in a charity campaing in Tampere organized by Junior Chamber Tammerkoski. There’s also a nice little christmas related story from Kiira’s childhood on the site. Thanks to “kiirankaima” for informing us about it.

Just one wish for christmas

Because school and training is keeping Kiira busy, Kiira’s mother told a story about four year old Kiira’s peculiar wish for christmas present.

In Korpi family christmas has traditionally been a wonderfull time with whole family, about meeting relatives and friends. When Kiira was four the family had recently moved to Turku. As christmas was closing grandmother and other relatives phoned in to ask present wishes and Kiira firmly announced that she wanted a water tap, her own golden water tap.

The wish raised questions, what were the origins of such request – a golden water tap. Apparently in the day-nursery the nannies used word “kraana” for a water tap when asking the children to wash their hands, instead of the more common word “hana”. And for small children the word “kraana” is much more impressive than the word “hana”, and maybe the water taps in the day-nursery were those old fashion ones, who knows.

With mail came those colorfull toy-catalogues from which older sister Petra tried to lure Kiira into choosing something else. Couple of weeks later grandmother called again to ask the childrens present wishes, but nothing on the catalogues had been much of interest and Kiira still announced that her only wish is a golden water tap.

Fortunately grandfather, who was a plumber, managed to find an old water tap made out of brass. He polished it so that it shined and placed it into a piece of styrofoam, and so grandmother was able to send Kiira the present she had so much wished for.

Christmas eve came and Santa brough several presents to four year old Kiira. After opening the present with the golden tap the rest were left unopened – my own golden water tap! During the holidays Kiira took the water tap along where ever she went and proudly presented it to all relatives and friends. Later the water tap was put in to use at the grandparents summer cottage.

Mother also says that Kiira’s wishes for christmas presents have rarely been longer than just one item!

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Kiira is one of the patrons in a charity campaing in Tampere organized by Junior Chamber Tammerkoski. There’s also a nice little christmas related story from Kiira’s childhood on the site. Thanks to “kiirankaima” for informing us about it.

Just one wish for christmas

Because school and training is keeping Kiira busy, Kiira’s mother told a story about four year old Kiira’s peculiar wish for christmas present.

In Korpi family christmas has traditionally been a wonderfull time with whole family, about meeting relatives and friends. When Kiira was four the family had recently moved to Turku. As christmas was closing grandmother and other relatives phoned in to ask present wishes and Kiira firmly announced that she wanted a water tap, her own golden water tap.

The wish raised questions, what were the origins of such request – a golden water tap. Apparently in the day-nursery the nannies used word “kraana” for a water tap when asking the children to wash their hands, instead of the more common word “hana”. And for small children the word “kraana” is much more impressive than the word “hana”, and maybe the water taps in the day-nursery were those old fashion ones, who knows.

With mail came those colorfull toy-catalogues from which older sister Petra tried to lure Kiira into choosing something else. Couple of weeks later grandmother called again to ask the childrens present wishes, but nothing on the catalogues had been much of interest and Kiira still announced that her only wish is a golden water tap.

Fortunately grandfather, who was a plumber, managed to find an old water tap made out of brass. He polished it so that it shined and placed it into a piece of styrofoam, and so grandmother was able to send Kiira the present she had so much wished for.

Christmas eve came and Santa brough several presents to four year old Kiira. After opening the present with the golden tap the rest were left unopened – my own golden water tap! During the holidays Kiira took the water tap along where ever she went and proudly presented it to all relatives and friends. Later the water tap was put in to use at the grandparents summer cottage.

Mother also says that Kiira’s wishes for christmas presents have rarely been longer than just one item!

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キーラ・コルピはタンペレで行なわれるチャリティ・キャンペーンの後援者のひとりになった。主催はTammerkoski青年会議所。ここでひとつ、幼いころのキーラの心温まるクリスマスの話を少し。情報を教えてくれた”kiirankaima”さん、ありがとう。

たったひとつクリスマスに欲しいもの

キーラが4歳のときに欲しがった風変わりなクリスマスプレゼントについて、学校と練習で忙しい本人に代わってキーラの母が語ってくれた。

コルピ家にとってクリスマスは、昔から家族全員で過ごし、親戚や友人たちと会う素敵なひとときである。キーラが4歳のとき、家族は短い間トゥルクに引っ越した。クリスマスが近づき、クリスマスに何が欲しいか祖父や親戚たちが電話をしてきた。キーラは絶対に水道の蛇口、自分だけの金色の蛇口が欲しいと告げた。

キーラの願いはみんなの疑問になった。金の蛇口だなんて、こんなリクエストは何がもとになっているのだろうか。おそらく、保育園で保育士たちが子供たちに手を洗うように言う際に、蛇口のことを、より一般的な”hana”という言葉ではなく”kraana”と呼んだからだろう。小さい子供にとって、”kraana”という言葉は”hana”よりはるかに印象的だったし、たぶん保育園の蛇口は旧式のものだったのだろう。誰にもわからないけど。

カラフルなおもちゃのカタログが届き、姉のペトラはその中から何か他のものを選ぶようにキーラを誘ってみた。数週間後、祖母が子供たちに何が欲しいか再び聞いてきたが、カタログに載っているものには興味が引かれなかったキーラは、依然として自分が欲しいのは金の蛇口だけだと告げた。

幸いなことに、水道配管工だった祖父が真鍮製の古い蛇口をなんとか見つけてきた。祖父はその蛇口をピカピカに磨き、発泡スチロールに詰めた。こうして祖母はキーラが熱望したプレゼントを贈ることができた。

クリスマスイブになり、サンタが4歳のキーラにプレゼントをいくつか運んできた。金の蛇口が入ったプレゼントの包みを開けると、残りのプレゼントは開けられなかった。「私の金の蛇口!」冬休み中、キーラはどこへ行くにもその蛇口を持ち歩き、親戚や友人全員に見せびらかした。後に、その蛇口は祖父母が夏に使っている別荘で使われるようになった。

キーラの母はこう付け加えた。キーラの「クリスマスに欲しいものリスト」にあがる物はたいていひとつ。増えることは滅多にないわ。

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[en]It’s Christmas season![/en][fi]It’s Christmas season![/fi][ja]クリスマスの季節です![/ja]

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“Jingle, bells! Jingle, bells! Jingle all the way!”

Now’s the time to write Greetings of the Season. 

If you want to send gifts and letters to Kiira,
you can post them to the following address (her skating club):

Ms. Kiira Korpi
Tappara Ry / Taitoluistelujaosto
Sudenkatu 7
33520 Tampere
Finland

You can say “Merry Christmas!” in Finnish “Hyvää joulua!”

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“Jingle, bells! Jingle, bells! Jingle all the way!”

Now’s the time to write Greetings of the Season. 

If you want to send gifts and letters to Kiira,
you can post them to the following address (her skating club):

Ms. Kiira Korpi
Tappara Ry / Taitoluistelujaosto
Sudenkatu 7
33520 Tampere
Finland

You can say “Merry Christmas!” in Finnish “Hyvää joulua!”

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“ジングルベール、ジングルベール、鈴が鳴る~!”

もうすっかりクリスマスカードや年賀状を書く季節ですね。

キーラちゃんにプレゼントや手紙を送りたい方は、
ここに送れば届きます(所属クラブ宛)。

Ms. Kiira Korpi
Tappara Ry / Taitoluistelujaosto
Sudenkatu 7
33520 Tampere
Finland

ちなみに、「メリークリスマス!」はフィンランド語で”Hyvää joulua!”です。

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[en]Team Finland in 2007 European Championships[/en][fi]Suomen joukkue taitoluistelun EM-kisoissa 2007[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、チームフィンランド入り。2007欧州選手権へ[/ja]

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Finnish Figure Skating Association has published its selection for Team Finland in the 2007 Figure Skating European Championships in Warsaw Poland. (photo is from last year)

Skaters in ladies discipline are:

  • Susanna Pöykiö
  • Kiira Korpi
  • Alisa Drei

Skaters in mens discipline are:

  • Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari

For World Championships in Tokyo Japan, Finland has two spots for ladies which will be given to the two best ranking Finnish ladies in the Europeans.

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Suomen Taitoluisteluliitto on julkistanut valintansa Suomen joukkueeksi vuoden 2007 taitoluistelun euroopanmestaruuskilpailuissa Varsovassa Puolassa. (kuva on viimevuodelta)

Luistelijat naisten sarjassa ovat:

  • Susanna Pöykiö
  • Kiira Korpi
  • Alisa Drei

Luistelijat miesten sarjassa ovat:

  • Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari

Maailmanmestaruuskilpailuihin Suomella on naisten sarjassa kaksi paikkaa jotka annetaan kahdelle EM-kilpailuissa parhaiten menestyneelle luistelijalle.

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フィンランドのフィギュアスケート協会は、ポーランドのワルシャワで開かれる2007年ヨーロッパ選手権に出場するチームフィンランドの選考結果を発表した(写真は昨年のもの)。

女子の選手:

  • Susanna Pöykiö
  • Kiira Korpi
  • Alisa Drei

男子の選手:

  • Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari

フィンランドから東京の世界選手権に出られる女子は2人。ヨーロッパ選手権での成績上位者2人に出場権が与えられる。(12/27修正)

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[en]Finnish National Championships aftermath[/en][fi]Finnish National Championships aftermath[/fi][ja]フィンランド国内選手権大会の余波[/ja]

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YLE News article about the ladies free skate is available here (in Finnish): http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/muut/id59726.html

Kiira’s short comment:

Most disappointed of the top skaters was naturally Kiira Korpi, who still at the beginning of the season was able to beat Susanna Pöykiö in Finlandia Trophy.

– I really don’t know what’s the problem, the jumps just don’t work. If there’s anything to be happy about, it’s the Laura’s medal. That was a great thing.

About the athlete selection for Euros:

The athlete selection for the European championships in februaryJanuary will be interesting now that the nationals are over. Finland has three spots for ladies in Warsaw.

According to the figure skating associations selection criterias three skaters with best scores from the ongoing season will get the spots for Euros.

If and when this rule is followed, Susanna Pöykiö (161.58), Kiira Korpi (146.94) and Laura Lepistö (142,71) will travel to Warsaw. Alisa Drei (142.57) would miss the selection by 0.14 points.

But the case is not that simple. The association requires that skaters selected for Euros must have competed in atleast one international senior competition during the ongoing season, and Lepistö who still competes in juniors does not meet this requirement.

The figure skating association will meet on monday and release the names of the athletes selected for Euros on tuesday.

It’s funny how the reporters keep referring Laura Lepistö as a “junior aged skater”, although she is five months older than Kiira…

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YLE News article about the ladies free skate is available here (in Finnish): http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/muut/id59726.html

Kiira’s short comment:

Most disappointed of the top skaters was naturally Kiira Korpi, who still at the beginning of the season was able to beat Susanna Pöykiö in Finlandia Trophy.

– I really don’t know what’s the problem, the jumps just don’t work. If there’s anything to be happy about, it’s the Laura’s medal. That was a great thing.

About the athlete selection for Euros:

The athlete selection for the European championships in februaryJanuary will be interesting now that the nationals are over. Finland has three spots for ladies in Warsaw.

According to the figure skating associations selection criterias three skaters with best scores from the ongoing season will get the spots for Euros.

If and when this rule is followed, Susanna Pöykiö (161.58), Kiira Korpi (146.94) and Laura Lepistö (142,71) will travel to Warsaw. Alisa Drei (142.57) would miss the selection by 0.14 points.

But the case is not that simple. The association requires that skaters selected for Euros must have competed in atleast one international senior competition during the ongoing season, and Lepistö who still competes in juniors does not meet this requirement.

The figure skating association will meet on monday and release the names of the athletes selected for Euros on tuesday.

It’s funny how the reporters keep referring Laura Lepistö as a “junior aged skater”, although she is five months older than Kiira…

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女子フリースケーティングに関するYLEのニュース記事はこちら(フィンランド語):http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/muut/id59726.html

キーラのコメント:

上位選手で最も残念だったのは、当然のことながら、シーズン始めのフィンランディア・トロフィでスザンナ・ポイキオを下したキーラ・コルピだ。

「何が問題なのか本当にわからないのですが、ジャンプがうまくいかなくて。うれしいことといえば、ローラ(・レピスト)のメダル獲得です。とてもすばらしかったわ」。

欧州選手権の選考について:

国内選手権が終わった今、2月1月のヨーロッパ選手権への選考がおもしろくなってきた。フィンランドはワルシャワに3人を送り込む。

フィギュアスケート協会の選考基準によれば、今シーズンのベストスコア上位3人が欧州選手権へ進む。

この規則に従えば、スザンナ・ポイキオ(161.58)とキーラ・コルピ(146.94)、ローラ・レピスト(142,71)がワルシャワへ飛ぶことになる。 アリサ・ドレイ(142.57)は0.14ポイントの差で選考から外れる。

しかし今回はそんなに単純ではない。協会は、欧州選手権に出場するには、少なくとも1度は国際大会へシニアとして出場していることを必須としていて、今もジュニアで大会に参加しているレピストはこの要件を満たしていない。

フィギュアスケート協会は月曜日に会合を開き、火曜日に選考結果を発表する予定だ。

おもしろいのは、この記者がローラ・レピストを「ジュニアの選手」と呼び続けていることだ。実際には彼女はキーラより5ヶ月年上なのだ…。

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[en]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (4)[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (4)[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、フィンランド国内選手権に出場 (4)[/ja]

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Don’t know what to say. Kiira just wasn’t able to produce it in the free skate either and she dropped to fourth place. So it seems that her season might have come to a half before it even started, since there’s “only” three spots for Finland in Euros and those are usually given to the top-three finishers in the Nationals.

Everybody had so high hopes for Kiira this season so this might feel like a disaster. But it’s not the end of the world and life goes on. If the season ends here, she’ll be back twice as strong next year. And we’ll be waiting.

Update: I’ve learned that the seasons personal best would be the criteria when selecting team for the Euros, and if that’s the case then Kiira would make it into the team along with Susanna and Laura. But we don’t know that for sure until the Finnish association makes their decision.

Final results

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Don’t know what to say. Kiira just wasn’t able to produce it in the free skate either and she dropped to fourth place. So it seems that her season might have come to a half before it even started, since there’s “only” three spots for Finland in Euros and those are usually given to the top-three finishers in the Nationals.

Everybody had so high hopes for Kiira this season so this might feel like a disaster. But it’s not the end of the world and life goes on. If the season ends here, she’ll be back twice as strong next year. And we’ll be waiting.

Update: I’ve learned that the seasons personal best would be the criteria when selecting team for the Euros, and if that’s the case then Kiira would make it into the team along with Susanna and Laura. But we don’t know that for sure until the Finnish association makes their decision.

Final results

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何と言っていいのかわからない。キーラはフリースケーティングでもうまくいかず、4位に転落。フィンランドからヨーロッパ選手権へは「たったの」3人しか出られないし、いつもなら国内選手権のトップ3が出場するから、キーラにとってはまだシーズンが始まったところなのに、もう半分まで来てしまったのかもしれない。

すべての人が今シーズンのキーラに大きな期待をかけていたから、今回の結果は災難(disaster⇒ あるいは「大失敗」?)だ。でも、この世の終わりではないし、人生いろいろあるよ。これで今シーズンが終わってしまっても、キーラは来年もっと強くなって戻ってくる。僕らは待つさ。

※Villeくん、ポエム入ってるなぁ。

追加情報: ヨーロッパ選手権への選考会では、そのシーズンのパーソナルベストが基準になるらしいことがわかった。もしそうなら、キーラはスザンナ、ローラとともに選手団入りすることになるが、フィンランドのスケート協会が決定を下すまでは確かではない。

最終結果

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Rank Name Club Points
1. Susanna Pöykiö OLK 156,36
2. Laura Lepistö EsJT 142,71
3. Alisa Drei RTL 140,32
4. Kiira Korpi  Tappara 134,88
5. Niina Laksola Tappara 112,58
6. Henriikka Hietaniemi MTK 111,35
7. Krista Suhonen Tappara 110,22
8. Elina Vesamäki EsJT 97,97
9. Melisa Lähdeoja RU 92,13
10. Salla Joukanen KTL 79,15
WD Henna Hietala HL 27,21

[en]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (3)[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (3)[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、フィンランド国内選手権に出場 (3)[/ja]

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A news clip from yesterday’s short program is now available on YLE website: http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id59595.html

Kiira was really down after her skate. Hopefully she can get it together for free skate. Just do what you can, whatever happens it’s not the end of the world!

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Copyright YLE TV1

Ladies free skate is today starting at 4:35pm. There is no live webcast or television broadcast of the event, but it will be shown on Finnish television on 23rd of December. A sort of live results (updated periodically during the events) should be available here like it was yesterday. The starting orders for free skate are as follows:

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A news clip from yesterday’s short program is now available on YLE website: http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id59595.html

Kiira was really down after her skate. Hopefully she can get it together for free skate. Just do what you can, whatever happens it’s not the end of the world!

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Copyright YLE TV1

Ladies free skate is today starting at 4:35pm. There is no live webcast or television broadcast of the event, but it will be shown on Finnish television on 23rd of December. A sort of live results (updated periodically during the events) should be available here like it was yesterday. The starting orders for free skate are as follows:

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昨日のショートプログラムのニュースクリップがYLEのウェブサイトで見られる:http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id59595.html

演技が終わったあと本当に落ち込んでいたキーラ。フリースケーティングに向けて冷静さを取り戻してくれればいいのだが。やれるだけのことをやろう。何があっても、世界が終わるわけじゃない!

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Copyright YLE TV1

女子のフリースケーティングは午後4:35に始まる。ウェブやテレビの生中継はないが、フィンランドのテレビで12/23(土)に放送がある。(大会期間中、定期的に更新される)結果速報のようなものは、昨日のようにここで見られるはずだ。フリーの滑走順は以下の通り:

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StN. Name Club Rank Points
  Warm-Up Group 1
1 Henna HIETALA HL 9 27.21
2 Elina VESAMÄKI ESJT 8 33.09
3 Henriikka HIETANIEMI MTK 7 36.63
4 Salla JOUKANEN KTL 11 26.69
5 Melisa LÄHDEOJA RU 10 26.73
  Warm-Up Group 2
6 Alisa DREI RTL 4 45.20
7 Krista SUHONEN TAPPA 6 40.06
8 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 2 52.69
9 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 1 55.37
10 Niina LAKSOLA TAPPA 5 42.30
11 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 3 45.23

[en]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (2)[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (2)[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、フィンランド国内選手権に出場 (2)[/ja]

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Unfortunately it seems that the problems in Kiira’s short program continue, not a single triple-jump today :(. But with rest of the elements being high level she managed to take the third place after short program.

Kiira’s comments after short program:

I can’t understand where the problem is. This season I haven’t been able to do a clean short program even once. I might have to change the whole program, or atleast changing the jumps has been in serious consideration. Every time I think that now it goes, but then it doesn’t. There must be something wrong inside my head, Korpi blames herself.

Ranking after short program

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Unfortunately it seems that the problems in Kiira’s short program continue, not a single triple-jump today :(. But with rest of the elements being high level she managed to take the third place after short program.

Kiira’s comments after short program:

I can’t understand where the problem is. This season I haven’t been able to do a clean short program even once. I might have to change the whole program, or atleast changing the jumps has been in serious consideration. Every time I think that now it goes, but then it doesn’t. There must be something wrong inside my head, Korpi blames herself.

Ranking after short program

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残念ながら、キーラのショートプログラムにはまだ問題が残っているようで、今日は3回転ジャンプが1つもなかった(泣)。しかし、その他のエレメンツでは高得点を出し、ショートプログラムを終わってなんとか3位に付けた。

ショートプログラム後のキーラのコメント :

「どこに問題があるのか、わからないの。今シーズンはショートプログラムがうまくいったことが一度もないわ。プログラムをすべて変えないといけないかもしれないし、少なくともジャンプを変えることを真剣に検討しないと。いつも今度こそって思うんだけど、うまくいかないの。頭の中のどこかが悪いのかな、コルピは自分を責めた。

ショートプログラムの結果

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Rank Name Club SP FS
1. Susanna Pöykiö OLK 55,37
2. Laura Lepistö EsJT 52,69
3. Kiira Korpi Tappara 45,23
4. Alisa Drei RTL 45,20
5. Niina Laksola Tappara 42,30
6. Krista Suhonen Tappara 40,06
7. Henriikka Hietaniemi MTK 36,63
8. Elina Vesamäki EsJT 33,09
9. Henna Hietala HL 27,21
10. Melisa Lähdeoja RU 26,73
11. Salla Joukanen KTL 26,69

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Tomorrows free skate (no webcast unfortunately) will be exciting and probably nerve wrecking for Kiira fans. The worst case scenario is that Alisa Drei would move ahead leaving Kiira without a spot for Euros. But she has been a lot better with her free skate than with the short one this season, so she has a good chance to even move up past Laura Lepistö. But this is sport after all, sometimes you succeed and sometimes you wish the season would already be over…

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[fi]

Tomorrows free skate (no webcast unfortunately) will be exciting and probably nerve wrecking for Kiira fans. The worst case scenario is that Alisa Drei would move ahead leaving Kiira without a spot for Euros. But she has been a lot better with her free skate than with the short one this season, so she has a good chance to even move up past Laura Lepistö. But this is sport after all, sometimes you succeed and sometimes you wish the season would already be over…

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[ja]

明日のフリースケーティングは(残念ながらウェブ中継はない)、キーラのファンにとっては楽しみでもあるが、おそらく神経が参ってしまうものになるだろう。最悪の場合、アリサ・ドレイに追い越され、ヨーロッパ選手権に参加できない、というシナリオもありうる。しかし、今シーズンのキーラはショートよりもフリーの方がはるかにいいので、ローラ・レピストを追い抜く可能性も十分にある。これはスポーツなのだ。成功するときもあれば、今シーズンが早く終わってほしいと願うときもある…。

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[en]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (1)[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi in Finnish National Championships (1)[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、フィンランド国内選手権に出場 (1)[/ja]

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The Finnish national championships start on saturday. Ladies skate their short program starting at 2:00pm local time and the event is also broadcasted live on the internet at www.campustv.fi. The webcast is produced by group of 30 students and 5 teachers and other experts from the local Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences. Commentating the competition is Lasse Laksola and former top skater Mila Kajas will be providing expert opinions and interviewing skaters.

Update!
Here are instructions from CampusTV on how to view the live stream. Open Windows Media Player and copy the following address to the “File -> Open URL…” field:
mms://a500.l1092022349.c10920.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/500/10920/v0001/reflector:22349

Broadcast starts at 2:00pm and the stream goes up at 1:55pm local time.

Competition homepage (in Finnish): http://mikkelinluistelijat.sporttisaitti.com/sm-2007/
Results added here: http://mikkelinluistelijat.sporttisaitti.com/sm-2007/ajankohtaista/

Ladies starting orders

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[fi]

The Finnish national championships start on saturday. Ladies skate their short program starting at 2:00pm local time and the event is also broadcasted live on the internet at www.campustv.fi. The webcast is produced by group of 30 students and 5 teachers and other experts from the local Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences. Commentating the competition is Lasse Laksola and former top skater Mila Kajas will be providing expert opinions and interviewing skaters.

Update!
Here are instructions from CampusTV on how to view the live stream. Open Windows Media Player and copy the following address to the “File -> Open URL…” field:
mms://a500.l1092022349.c10920.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/500/10920/v0001/reflector:22349

Broadcast starts at 2:00pm and the stream goes up at 1:55pm local time.

Competition homepage (in Finnish): http://mikkelinluistelijat.sporttisaitti.com/sm-2007/
Results added here: http://mikkelinluistelijat.sporttisaitti.com/sm-2007/ajankohtaista/

Ladies starting orders

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[ja]

フィンランドの国内選手権は土曜日に始まります。現地時間の午後2時から始まる女子のショートプログラムは、www.campustv.fiでインターネット生中継もされます。このウェブキャストは地元ミッケリ応用科学大学の30人の学生と5人の教官やその他の専門家たちからなるグループによって制作されます。Lasse Laksolaが実況を担当、元トップスケート選手のMila Kajasが解説と選手へのインタビューを担当する予定です。

Update!
Here are instructions from CampusTV on how to view the live stream. Open Windows Media Player and copy the following address to the “File -> Open URL…” field:
mms://a500.l1092022349.c10920.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/500/10920/v0001/reflector:22349

Broadcast starts at 2:00pm and the stream goes up at 1:55pm local time.

大会のホームページはこちら(フィンランド語): http://mikkelinluistelijat.sporttisaitti.com/sm-2007/
Results added here: http://mikkelinluistelijat.sporttisaitti.com/sm-2007/ajankohtaista/

女子の滑走順

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StN Name Club
1 Vesamäki, Elina EsJT
2 Hietaniemi, Henriikka MTK
3 Lähdeoja, Melisa RU
4 Drei, Alisa RTL
5 Hietala, Henna HL
 
6 Pöykiö, Susanna OLK
7 Lepistö, Laura EsJT
8 Suhonen, Krista Tappara
9 Korpi, Kiira Tappara
10 Joukanen, Salla KTL
11 Laksola, Niina Tappara

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As a sidenote, Tahko Pihkala society in Finland has chosen Kiira as the Fair Athlete of 2006 (fair as in upright, not “fair haired”…). More information on that later (maybe).

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As a sidenote, Tahko Pihkala society in Finland has chosen Kiira as the Fair Athlete of 2006 (fair as in upright, not “fair haired”…). More information on that later (maybe).

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[ja]

余談ですが, フィンランドのTahko Pihkala協会はキーラをFair Athlete of 2006に選びました(「金髪(fair hair)の」ではなく、有望なという素直な意味での…)。 詳細は後ほど(たぶん)。

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