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[en]Kiira’s achievement honored by Tappara hockey team[/en][fi]Kiira’s achievement honored by Tappara hockey team[/fi][ja]キーラの功績を称えるタッパラホッケーチーム[/ja]

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Tappara’s hockey team honored Kiira Korpi today for her European Championships bronze-medal before the home game against TPS from Turku.

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The Tappara figure skater gathered all the media attention at Hakametsä rink although Tappara and TPS were fighting for points in the league. She recieved flowers and gave a press conference while game went on.

Korpi told that she hasn’t been on ice since Warsaw, all time has gone to school work and resting.
– Now it’s time to start training again, there’s only six full weeks before the World Champs in Tokyo.

The 18 year old Tappara-girl doesn’t even dream about medal.
– Last time I was 10th, I’m happy if I can achieve that. The level at Worlds is so much higher than in the Euros because of the North American and Asian skaters.

Kiira is already waiting the trip to Japan.
– I went there for an invitation competition last spring, but didn’t have any time to see the country. Hopefully this time there’s more time to see the places than last time.
– But the overflowing friendliness and politeness of the people there became clear to me from the first moment on.

Tappara won the game 3-0.

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[fi]

Tappara’s hockey team honored Kiira Korpi today for her European Championships bronze-medal before the home game against TPS from Turku.

kiira_flowers.jpg

The Tappara figure skater gathered all the media attention at Hakametsä rink although Tappara and TPS were fighting for points in the league. She recieved flowers and gave a press conference while game went on.

Korpi told that she hasn’t been on ice since Warsaw, all time has gone to school work and resting.
– Now it’s time to start training again, there’s only six full weeks before the World Champs in Tokyo.

The 18 year old Tappara-girl doesn’t even dream about medal.
– Last time I was 10th, I’m happy if I can achieve that. The level at Worlds is so much higher than in the Euros because of the North American and Asian skaters.

Kiira is already waiting the trip to Japan.
– I went there for an invitation competition last spring, but didn’t have any time to see the country. Hopefully this time there’s more time to see the places than last time.
– But the overflowing friendliness and politeness of the people there became clear to me from the first moment on.

Tappara won the game 3-0.

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[ja]

タッパラのホッケーチームは、トゥルクから来たTPSとのホームゲームに先立ち、キーラ・コルピのヨーロッパ選手権における銅メダルの栄誉を称えた。

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タッパラ所属のフィギュアスケート選手は、タッパラとTPSがリーグのポイントを争っているにもかかわらず、すべてのマスコミの注目をハカメツァのリンクに集めた。彼女は花束を受け取り、試合が行なわれている間に記者会見を開いた。

ワルシャワ以降は氷上から遠ざかっていて、宿題と休養に専念していたとコルピは語った。
「もうトレーニングを再開しなくちゃ。東京で開かれる世界選手権まで、丸6週間しかないんです」

18歳のタッパラ少女はメダルを夢見てはいない。
「前回は10位でした。今回もそのくらいまで行ければうれしいです。北米とアジアの選手が活躍する世界選手権のレベルは、欧州選手権よりはるかに高いですから」

キーラは日本への遠征をもう心待ちにしている。
「昨年の春に招待試合で行きましたが、観光する時間が全然なかったんです。できれば今回は前回よりも見て回る時間がほしいですね」
「でも、日本の人たちのあふれんばかりの友好さと礼儀正しさは、最初からはっきりとわかりました」

タッパラは3-0で勝利を収めた。

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