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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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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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