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[en]Pre-nationals article about Kiira Korpi[/en][fi]Pre-nationals article about Kiira Korpi[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピに関する国内大会の告知記事[/ja]

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aamulehti.jpgAamulehti-newspaper, the biggest newspaper in Tampere area, has published a short article and a video-interview with Kiira. Here’s an English summary of the article, the video can be downloaded from the links at the begin and end of the article.

http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/urheilu/4236.shtml

For this season Kiira Korpi has all new programs and outfits, but she admits that especially the short program has been troublesome. But a lot of work has been done in the practices and hopefully it shows in the nationals next weekend.

In Cup of Russia even the short program outfit took some damage:

Before warm-up I hurried into the bathroom and there were some nails on the wall in which the dress got stuck. The sleeve was torned but fortunately we were able to fix it with a safety pin.

Kiira goes to the nationals to get the best possible result, but more important than the absolute placing is that she is able to do a clean performances to which she herself can be satisfied. The fight for the title will be tough and especially Susanna Pöykiö has been in good condition in the GP-competitions.

The goals for Kiira are in the European and World Champioships. She believes that with two flawless programs she could be on the podium at Euros, but the realistic goal is to improve from the last years sixth place and to get a spot for the World Championships in Tokyo, to which the two best Finnish ladies from Euros are sent.

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aamulehti.jpgAamulehti-newspaper, the biggest newspaper in Tampere area, has published a short article and a video-interview with Kiira. Here’s an English summary of the article, the video can be downloaded from the links at the begin and end of the article.

http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/urheilu/4236.shtml

For this season Kiira Korpi has all new programs and outfits, but she admits that especially the short program has been troublesome. But a lot of work has been done in the practices and hopefully it shows in the nationals next weekend.

In Cup of Russia even the short program outfit took some damage:

Before warm-up I hurried into the bathroom and there were some nails on the wall in which the dress got stuck. The sleeve was torned but fortunately we were able to fix it with a safety pin.

Kiira goes to the nationals to get the best possible result, but more important than the absolute placing is that she is able to do a clean performances to which she herself can be satisfied. The fight for the title will be tough and especially Susanna Pöykiö has been in good condition in the GP-competitions.

The goals for Kiira are in the European and World Champioships. She believes that with two flawless programs she could be on the podium at Euros, but the realistic goal is to improve from the last years sixth place and to get a spot for the World Championships in Tokyo, to which the two best Finnish ladies from Euros are sent.

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aamulehti.jpgタンペレエリアで最大の新聞、Aamulehti-newspaper は、キーラに関する短い記事とビデオインタビューを掲載した。以下は記事の要約を和訳したもので、記事の最初と最後にあるリンクからビデオをダウンロードできる。

http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/urheilu/4236.shtml

今シーズン、キーラ・コルピはプログラムと衣装を一新したが、特にショートプログラムは難しいと打ち明けている。しかし、練習でさまざまな調整を行なったので、今週末の国内大会でその成果を見られるだろう。
ロシア杯のショートプログラムでは、衣装にまで傷がついた。

ウォームアップの前にトイレに駆け込んだら、壁から釘が出ていて引っ掛けてしまったの。袖が破れてしまったけど、幸いなことに安全ピンで直せたわ。

キーラはできる限りいい結果を出すために国内大会に出るが、絶対的な順位よりも重要なのは、自分自身が満足できる完璧な演技ができるかどうかだ。特にスザンナ・ポイキオはグランプリシリーズで調子がよかったこともあり、優勝争いは激しくなるだろう。

キーラの目標はヨーロッパ選手権と世界選手権だ。ショートとフリー、どちらのプログラムにもミスがなければヨーロッパ選手権では表彰台に立てると彼女は信じているが、現実的な目標としては、昨シーズンの6位より上にあがり、東京で行なわれる世界選手権への切符を手に入れることだ(フィンランドからはヨーロッパ選手権の上位2選手が出場できる)。

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