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[en]Kiira To Japan Open Again?[/en][fi]Kiira To Japan Open Again?[/fi][ja]キーラ、ジャパンオープンで再来日?[/ja]

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Someone on a Kiira forum in Japan found that Kiira may come to Japan in April to participate in Japan Open 2007, an invitational competition/exhibition on 29 Apr. 2007.
Here is a Japanese web page on TV Tokyo.
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/contents/newtitle/2007/01/006453.html

It tells the following skaters will participate (although subject to change):

Team Japan
Miki Ando / Mao Asada / Nobunari Oda / Takahiko Kozuka

Team North America
Joannie Rochette (CAN) / Kimmie Meissner (USA) / Jeffrey Buttle (CAN) / Todd Eldredge (USA)

Team Europe
Sarah Meier (SUI) / Kiira Korpi (FIN) / Alexei Yagudin (RUS) / Brian Joubert (FRA)


Exhibition

Yu-Na Kim (KOR) / Nozomi Watanabe & Akiyuki Kido (JPN)

Kiira told me that it’s not sure but if everything’s gonna be alright, Yes.

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[fi]
Someone on a Kiira forum in Japan found that Kiira may come to Japan in
April to participate in Japan Open 2007, an invitational
competition/exhibition on 29 Apr. 2007.
Here is a Japanese web page on TV Tokyo.
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/contents/newtitle/2007/01/006453.html

It tells the following skaters will participate (although subject to change):

Team Japan
Miki Ando / Mao Asada / Nobunari Oda / Takahiko Kozuka

Team North America
Joannie Rochette (CAN) / Kimmie Meissner (USA) / Jeffrey Buttle (CAN) / Todd Eldredge (USA)

Team Europe
Sarah Meier (SUI) / Kiira Korpi (FIN) / Alexei Yagudin (RUS) / Brian Joubert (FRA)


Exhibition

Yu-Na Kim (KOR) / Nozomi Watanabe & Akiyuki Kido (JPN)

Kiira told me that it’s not sure but if everything’s gonna be alright, Yes.

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2ちゃんねるを見ていて気づいたのですが、4/29(祝)に開催されるジャパンオープン2007に招待され、来日する模様です。
テレビ東京のページはこちら。
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/contents/newtitle/2007/01/006453.html

以下のスケート選手が参加予定とのことです(変更も十分にありえます)。

日本チーム
安藤美姫、浅田真央、織田信成、小塚崇彦

北米チーム
ジョアニー・ロシェット (カナダ) / キミー・マイズナー (アメリカ) / ジェフリー・バトル (カナダ) / トッド・エルドリッジ (アメリカ)

欧州チーム
サラ・マイヤー (スイス) / キーラ・コルピ (フィンランド) / アレクセイ・ヤグディン (ロシア) / ブライアン・ジュベール (フランス)


エキシビション

キム・ヨナ (韓国) / 渡辺心&木戸章之

キーラに聞いた話では、「すべてうまくいけば参戦するわ。他にも勉強とか練習とか計画があるから…」とのこと。

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[en]Worlds 2007 Aftermath[/en][fi]Worlds 2007 Aftermath[/fi][ja]世界選手権2007 結果[/ja]

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So after the bit disappointing short program Kiira did well in the free and finished in 14th place overall. In free skate she was 11th, ahead of the two Americans for example. Final results are available here and Free Skating results are here.

The results of Susanna Pöykiö (8th) and Kiira Korpi (14th) guarantee Finland two spots also for the 2008 Worlds in Sweden.

As for the ISU GP-series next season, the top 12 in the Worlds are guaranteed a place for two competitions, but I have a feeling that Kiira will recieve invitations for two GP-competitions anyway…

Then some Worlds articles from Finnish media:

Aamulehti

Korpi fought

Korpi’s competition didn’t have a good start when she popped the axel in the short program. Gutted from that she came back for the free skate and did a good job. She opened with a 3-loop and continued with a 3-lutz – 2-toeloop – 2-loop combination. In all she went for six triple jumps of which the last salchow failed and cost some points.

– I’m satisfied to my free skate, beginning of the program was good and I succeeded in the most difficult jumps.
– We have talked with my coach that there has been a whole range of feelings in this season. During the nationals there were some really hard times and then there was the great feeling of joy at the Euros. Here the feelings were a bit mixed. I feel like I have grown as an athlete, it has been an upbringing season.

The biggest challenge also for Korpi is to get the triple-triple combination competition ready.
– When looking these top ladies one can see that 3-3 is what is required. I had it in my program at the beginning of the season, but we had to remove it. Maybe if everything goes well during the summer, it will be ready for next winter.

YLE

Korpi moved up in the free

Kiira Korpi skated a good free skate and was 14th overall with a total score of 149.47, but couldn’t top her personal best of 151,21. She also didn’t meet her goal of being in the top ten.

The girl from Tampere had a techically strong start but had troubles landing the triple salchow and had a one point deduction for that. Korpi’s presentation was strong and the component scores were in the range of 6.00-6.43.

– I had a good feeling today. Free skate went well apart from the triple salchow. It was a good fight and I’m happy that I succeeded in the hardest jumps.
– The chances for better positions were gone after the short program. But from here it’s good to start the summer. The season has been exhausting and irregular but with the bronze from the Euros a good one too.

Aamulehti

Thank you on a note

Anybody watching the competition on television saw Pöykiö waving a text in Japanese. The translation goes: Thank you Japan.
The chairman of the competition’s organization commitee had told the Finns how everybody has been praising their politeness. That comment was what they wanted to thank about with the note.

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kiira_wc2007_fs.jpg

So after the bit disappointing short program Kiira did well in the free and finished in 14th place overall. In free skate she was 11th, ahead of the two Americans for example. Final results are available here.

The results of Susanna Pöykiö (8th) and Kiira Korpi (14th) guarantee Finland two spots also for the 2008 Worlds in Sweden.

As for the ISU GP-series next season, the top 12 in the Worlds are guaranteed a place for two competitions, but I have a feeling that Kiira will recieve invitations for two GP-competitions anyway…

Then some Worlds articles from Finnish media:

Aamulehti

Korpi fought

Korpi’s competition didn’t have a good start when she popped the axel in the short program. Gutted from that she came back for the free skate and did a good job. She opened with a 3-loop and continued with a 3-lutz – 2-toeloop – 2-loop combination. In all she went for six triple jumps of which the last salchow failed and cost some points.

– I’m satisfied to my free skate, beginning of the program was good and I succeeded in the most difficult jumps.
– We have talked with my coach that there has been a whole range of feelings in this season. During the nationals there were some really hard times and then there was the great feeling of joy at the Euros. Here the feelings were a bit mixed. I feel like I have grown as an athlete, it has been an upbringing season.

The biggest challenge also for Korpi is to get the triple-triple combination competition ready.
– When looking these top ladies one can see that 3-3 is what is required. I had it in my program at the beginning of the season, but we had to remove it. Maybe if everything goes well during the summer, it will be ready for next winter.

YLE

Korpi moved up in the free

Kiira Korpi skated a good free skate and was 14th overall with a total score of 149.47, but couldn’t top her personal best of 151,21. She also didn’t meet her goal of being in the top ten.

The girl from Tampere had a techically strong start but had troubles landing the triple salchow and had a one point deduction for that. Korpi’s presentation was strong and the component scores were in the range of 6.00-6.43.

– I had a good feeling today. Free skate went well apart from the triple salchow. It was a good fight and I’m happy that I succeeded in the hardest jumps.
– The chances for better positions were gone after the short program. But from here it’s good to start the summer. The season has been exhausting and irregular but with the bronze from the Euros a good one too.

Aamulehti

Thank you on a note

Anybody watching the competition on television saw Pöykiö waving a text in Japanese. The translation goes: Thank you Japan.
The chairman of the competition’s organization commitee had told the Finns how everybody has been praising their politeness. That comment was what they wanted to thank about with the note.

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[ja] kiira_wc2007_fs.jpg
ショートプログラムは少し残念な結果だったが、続くフリーの演技はとてもよく、総合では14位となった。フリースケーティングでの11位は、アメリカ人選手2人(シズニー、ヒューズ)を上回っている。最終結果はこちらから、フリーの結果はこちらから。

スサンナ・ポウキオが8位、キーラ・コルピが14位という結果により、2008年にスウェーデンで行われる世界選手権でもフィンランド女子は2人の出場枠を確保できた。

来季のISUグランプリシリーズについては、世界選手権の上位12名が2大会への出場を保障されるが、キーラも2つの大会に招待されるのではないだろうか。

では、世界選手権に関するフィンランド国内の報道をいくつか。

Aamulehti

コルピは戦った

コルピの試合は厳しいスタートになった。ショートプログラムのアクセルがすっぽ抜けてしまったのだ。しかしそこから気合で立ち直り、フリースケーティングではすばらしい演技をした。トリプルループの後に続いてトリプルルッツ・ダブルトゥループ・ダブルループのコンビネーションジャンプを成功させた。最後のサルコウは失敗で減点だったが、全部で6つのトリプルジャンプに挑んだ。
「フリーの滑りには満足しています。演技の出だしもよかったし、一番難しいジャンプにも成功しました」
「コーチとも話したことですが、今季はあらゆる気持ちを味わいました。国内選手権では本当につらい時期を過ごし、続く欧州選手権では最高の喜びを感じました。今はちょっと入り混じった感じです。スポーツ選手として成長したかなと感じられた、実りあるシーズンでした」

コルピにとっても最も大きな挑戦は、トリプル・トリプルのコンビネーションができるようになることだ。

「女子のトップレベルを見ると、3回転-3回転が必須だとわかります。私は今季の初めにプログラムに入れていたのですが、外すことにしました。夏にすべてがうまくいったら、次の冬には入れると思います」

YLE

コルピはフリーで浮上

キーラ・コルピはフリーでいい滑りをして、合計点149.47で総合14位につけた。パーソナル・ベストの151.21は更新できず、目標としていた10位にも届かなかった。

タンペレ出身の女子の出だしは技術的に優れていたが、トリプルサルコウの着氷に失敗したため、1ポイントの減点をされた。コルピの表現力は優れていて、コンポーネントスコアは6.00~6.43の範囲にある。

「今日はうれしいです。フリースケートは、トリプルサルコウ以外はうまくいきました。いい試合で、一番難しいジャンプに成功したのでうれしいです」
「いい順位を取るチャンスはショートプログラムで消えました。でも、ここから夏に向けていいスタートが切れます。今シーズンは心身も疲れて、成績も安定していませんでしたけど、欧州選手権の銅メダルも取れたのがよかったです」


Aamulehti

ノートに「ありがとう」

テレビで観戦していた人の中には、ポウキオがキス&クライで「ありがとう 日本」という日本語の文字を揺らしていたのを見た人もいるだろう。
大会組織委員会の委員長がフィンランド人たちに対し、彼らの礼儀正しさがいかに全員から賞賛されているかを伝えた。そのコメントへの感謝の気持ちをノートに表したのだ。

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[en]Worlds 2007 Free Skating[/en][fi]Worlds 2007 Free Skating[/fi][ja]世界選手権2007 フリー滑走順[/ja]

The starting order for Ladies Free Skating was announced.

Kiira skates 5th in the 2nd group… not so bad. She always recovers, you know.

Susanna skates 1st in the 3rd group. 

Go! Finland, Go!

See further information here.
http://www.isufs.org/results/wc2007/SEG004.HTM

StN. Name Nat. Current Rank Points
 

  Group 1

     
1 Tamar KATZ    ISR 23 45.66
2 Elena GLEBOVA    EST 22 46.10
3 Mira LEUNG    CAN 20 47.05
4 Joanne CARTER    AUS 19 48.46
5 Idora HEGEL    CRO 24 44.91
6 Yan LIU    CHN 21 46.59
 

  Group 2

     
7 Joannie ROCHETTE    CAN 16 49.85
8 Valentina MARCHEI    ITA 14 51.88
9 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI    GEO 13 53.97
10 Alissa CZISNY    USA 18 49.43
11 Kiira KORPI    FIN 17 49.63
12 Anastasia GIMAZETDINOVA    UZB 15 49.99
 

  Group 3

     
13 Susanna POYKIO    FIN 10 57.16
14 Arina MARTINOVA    RUS 12 54.69
15 Sarah MEIER    SUI 9 58.52
16 Elena SOKOLOVA    RUS 11 55.83
17 Julia SEBESTYEN    HUN 8 59.98
18 Yukari NAKANO    JPN 7 60.62
 

  Group 4

     
19 Carolina KOSTNER    ITA 3 67.15
20 Emily HUGHES    USA 6 60.88
21 Yu-Na KIM    KOR 1 71.95
22 Mao ASADA    JPN 5 61.32
23 Kimmie MEISSNER    USA 4 64.67
24 Miki ANDO    JPN 2 67.98

[en]Worlds 2007 Starting Order[/en][fi]Worlds 2007 Starting Order[/fi][ja]世界選手権2007滑走順[/ja]

The starting order for Ladies short program was announced today.

Kiira skates the first of the 5th group. It means that she is the first skater in the afternoon session. Wow!
I believe that if she could skate as usual, she must get the 1st place after her skating or even after the 5th group finished.

On the other hand, Susanna skates at the end of the 7th group… Joannie, Kimmie, Yu-Na, Julia, Yukari… it seems a  tough group.

See further information here.
http://www.isufs.org/results/wc2007/SEG003.HTM

StN. Name Nat.
 

  Group 1

 
1 Ami PAREKH    IND
2 Julia TEPLIH    LAT
3 Hristina VASSILEVA    BUL
4 Ksenia JASTSENJSKI    SRB
5 Kristin WIECZOREK    GER
 

  Group 2

 
6 Ivana HUDZIECOVA    CZE
7 Merovee EPHREM    MON
8 Roxana LUCA    ROU
9 Kristine Y. LEE    HKG
10 Charissa TANSOMBOON    THA
 

  Group 3

 
11 Tamar KATZ    ISR
12 Lina JOHANSSON    SWE
13 Anastasia GIMAZETDINOVA    UZB
14 Teodora POSTIC    SLO
15 Maria-Elena PAPASOTIRIOU    GRE
16 Radka BARTOVA    SVK
 

  Group 4

 
17 Kathrin FREUDELSPERGER    AUT
18 Isabelle PIEMAN    BEL
19 Ana Cecilia CANTU    MEX
20 Anna JURKIEWICZ    POL
21 Irina MOVCHAN    UKR
22 Jocelyn HO    TPE
 

  Group 5

 
23 Kiira KORPI    FIN
24 Joanne CARTER    AUS
25 Yan LIU    CHN
26 Mira LEUNG    CAN
27 Valentina MARCHEI    ITA
 

  Group 6

 
28 Tugba KARADEMIR    TUR
29 Carolina KOSTNER    ITA
30 Idora HEGEL    CRO
31 Elena GLEBOVA    EST
32 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI    GEO
33 Arina MARTINOVA    RUS
 

  Group 7

 
34 Joannie ROCHETTE    CAN
35 Kimmie MEISSNER    USA
36 Yu-Na KIM    KOR
37 Julia SEBESTYEN    HUN
38 Yukari NAKANO    JPN
39 Susanna POYKIO    FIN
 

  Group 8

 
40 Sarah MEIER    SUI
41 Miki ANDO    JPN
42 Mao ASADA    JPN
43 Emily HUGHES    USA
44 Alissa CZISNY    USA
45 Elena SOKOLOVA    RUS

[en]Worlds 2007 TV schedules[/en][fi]Worlds 2007 TV aikataulut[/fi][ja]Worlds 2007 TV schedules[/ja]

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Program schedules for ladies events

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Ohjelma-aikataulut naisten luisteluille

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女子競技の番組スケジュール

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Finland

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Suomi

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フィンランド

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YLE

  • Perjantai 23.3.2007

    • 13.00-15.05 (TV2) Naisten lyhytohjelma (suora?)
    • 19.35-20.00 (TV2) Naisten lyhytohjelma (kooste)
  • Lauantai 24.3.2007

    • 10.20-15.00 (YLE24) Naisten vapaaohjelma (suora?)
    • 16.50-17.30 (TV2) Naisten vapaaohjelma (kooste)

Eurosport

  • Perjantai 23.3.2007

    • 10.00-14.30 Naisten lyhytohjelma (suora?)
    • 21.00-22.00 Naisten lyhytohjelma (kooste)
  • Lauantai 24.3.2007

    • 13.00-14.45 Naisten vapaaohjelma (suora?)
    • 21.45-23.00 Naisten vapaaohjelma (kooste)

Lähetyksiä myös ruotsin SVT1 ja SVT Europa kanavilla.

Urheilukanavalla jälkilähetyksiä seuraavalla viikolla ja siitä eteenpäin.

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Japan

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Japan

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日本

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フジテレビ

J Sports Plus

Worlds 2007 entries & magazines

Worlds 2007-related books and magazines were published in Japan.
Some of articles with her photos mentioned Kiira as a new star from Finland.

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(from left, clockwise) Figure Skate 07, Figure Skate Days, World Figure Skating
Championships Perfect Book, Figure Skating 2007 Perfect Guide

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Figure Skating 2007 Perfect Guide               Perfect Book             Asahi Geinou ENTAME!
 

Worlds 2007 Ladies enrty list on ISU web site was updated.
48 ladies skaters from 38 countries will come to skate in Tokyo (See list below).
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[en]Was interviewed by Kaleva.[/en][fi]Was interviewed by Kaleva.[/fi][ja]Kaleva紙のインタビュー[/ja]

[en]A journalist from Kaleva, a major newspaper in northern Finland,
requested a mail-interview of me as a fan from Japan.

I gave answers to some interesting questions about Kiira and Japan
and they’ll publish it maybe today, Thursday 8 March.

If anyone noticed the article, just tell me your impression!

PS. Thanks Jarno for a valuable experience.

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[fi]A journalist from Kaleva, a major newspaper in northern Finland,
requested a mail-interview of me as a fan from Japan.

I gave answers to some interesting questions about Kiira and Japan
and they’ll publish it maybe today, Thursday 8 March.

If anyone noticed the article, just tell me your impression!

PS. Thanks Jarno for a valuable experience.

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[ja]A journalist from Kaleva, a major newspaper in northern Finland,
requested a mail-interview of me as a fan from Japan.

I gave answers to some interesting questions about Kiira and Japan
and they’ll publish it maybe today, Thursday 8 March.

If anyone noticed the article, just tell me your impression!

PS. Thanks Jarno for a valuable experience.

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[en]Article and video interviews of Kiira[/en][fi]Article and video interviews of Kiira[/fi][ja]Article and video interviews of Kiira[/ja]

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Kiira had a little show in a sponsor event (Valio Vanilla) togheter with a former Finnish top skater Mila Kajas. Iltalehti newspaper interviewed them for both paper and video.

From admirer to idol

As a little girl Kiira was excited for Mila Kajas. Now the parts have switched.

Mila Kajas met Kiira for the first time in summer 1998 when she took part on her skating camp at Pajulahti sports academy. Back then it was Kiira’s older sister Petra who stood in the spotlight. Petra was a really artistic skater, but as the years went by she withdrew from competitive skating. And so started the era for the little sister.

Mila Kajas observed from the side as Kiira moved forward, but she never guessed how far Kiira would go. Kiira has become an all-round skater and she has inherited her sisters charisma. – That’s it, Kiira is a complete package.

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[fi]kiira_is_070305.jpg

Kiira had a little show in a sponsor event (Valio Vanilla) togheter with a former Finnish top skater Mila Kajas. Iltalehti newspaper interviewed them for both paper and video.

From admirer to idol

As a little girl Kiira was excited for Mila Kajas. Now the parts have switched.

Mila Kajas met Kiira for the first time in summer 1998 when she took part on her skating camp at Pajulahti sports academy. Back then it was Kiira’s older sister Petra who stood in the spotlight. Petra was a really artistic skater, but as the years went by she withdrew from competitive skating. And so started the era for the little sister.

Mila Kajas observed from the side as Kiira moved forward, but she never guessed how far Kiira would go. Kiira has become an all-round skater and she has inherited her sisters charisma. – That’s it, Kiira is a complete package.

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[ja]kiira_is_070305.jpg

Kiira had a little show in a sponsor event (Valio Vanilla) togheter with a former Finnish top skater Mila Kajas. Iltalehti newspaper interviewed them for both paper and video.

From admirer to idol

As a little girl Kiira was excited for Mila Kajas. Now the parts have switched.

Mila Kajas met Kiira for the first time in summer 1998 when she took part on her skating camp at Pajulahti sports academy. Back then it was Kiira’s older sister Petra who stood in the spotlight. Petra was a really artistic skater, but as the years went by she withdrew from competitive skating. And so started the era for the little sister.

Mila Kajas observed from the side as Kiira moved forward, but she never guessed how far Kiira would go. Kiira has become an all-round skater and she has inherited her sisters charisma. – That’s it, Kiira is a complete package.

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