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[en]Euros 2007 preview article #1[/en][fi]Euros 2007 preview article #1[/fi][ja]欧州選手権2007 直前情報 (1)[/ja]

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Preview article about Team Finland by YLE News: http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/etusivu/id63211.html

Video clip of Kiira from the YLE News: http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/muut/id63123.html

Korpi has been ill

Behind the four favorites is a steady group of top skaters to which also Kiira Korpi and Alisa Drei as well as the three ladies from Russia belong to. Only Russia and Finland has three places for ladies in the European Championships.

Kiira Korpi started her season strongly in the fall, but sufferred from fatigue before the christmas which messed up her programs in the nationals. There has been troubles also after christmas. A flu caused a nasal passage infection, and she has been able to resume normal training only this week.

– Before season I had high hopes for Euros, but now I have to think realistically. Although I’m going to Euros to fight, I have to admit that atleast now, a week before the competition, I am not in the shape I was aiming for when the season begun. But this the life of an athlete and I have to accept it, Korpi says.

After nationals Korpi and her coach reworked the jumps in the short program that was causing problems, and now both are satisfied with the results.

So let’s hope for the best but prepare for the worst, or something on those lines…

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[fi]

Preview article about Team Finland by YLE News: http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/etusivu/id63211.html

Video clip of Kiira from the YLE News: http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/muut/id63123.html

Korpi has been ill

Behind the four favorites is a steady group of top skaters to which also Kiira Korpi and Alisa Drei as well as the three ladies from Russia belong to. Only Russia and Finland has three places for ladies in the European Championships.

Kiira Korpi started her season strongly in the fall, but sufferred from fatigue before the christmas which messed up her programs in the nationals. There has been troubles also after christmas. A flu caused a nasal passage infection, and she has been able to resume normal training only this week.

– Before season I had high hopes for Euros, but now I have to think realistically. Although I’m going to Euros to fight, I have to admit that atleast now, a week before the competition, I am not in the shape I was aiming for when the season begun. But this the life of an athlete and I have to accept it, Korpi says.

After nationals Korpi and her coach reworked the jumps in the short program that was causing problems, and now both are satisfied with the results.

So let’s hope for the best but prepare for the worst, or something on those lines…

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[ja]

YLE Newsによる、フィンランドチームの直前情報: http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/etusivu/id63211.html

YLE Newsから、キーラのビデオクリップ:(再生できないかも) http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/muut/id63123.html

キーラ・コルピは体調を崩していた

(中略)

秋までは好調だった今シーズンのキーラ・コルピだが、国内選手権では散々な結果だったこともあり、クリスマス前に過労で倒れてしまった。クリスマス後もトラブル続きだった。インフルエンザによる鼻孔炎にかかり、今週になってやっと通常のトレーニングに戻ることができた。

「シーズン前は欧州選手権での目標を高くしていたのですが、今は現実的に考えなくてはならないですね。大会には勝ちに行きますけど、大会を1週間後に控えた今、シーズンの始めに目指していた完成度には至っていないと認めざるを得ないです。でもこれがアスリートの人生なので、仕方がありません」とコルピは語る。

国内選手権のあと、キーラとコーチは問題になっていたショートプログラムのジャンプを見直した。その結果にはどちらも満足しているという。

というわけで、最高の結果を祈りつつ、最悪の事態も覚悟しておこう、という感じだろうか。

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