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Kiira’s 19th birthday is coming!

Kiira Korpi’s 19th birthday, 26th September 2007 is coming soon. 

Let’s celebrate her birthday from all over the world.

Well, let me say even though it’s early… birthday-cake6.jpg
Happy Birthday, Kiira!

If you (me? why not!?) want to send her something nice,
the following is the address of their skating club;

Ms. Kiira Korpi
Tappara Ry / Taitoluistelujaosto
Sudenkatu 7
33520 Tampere
Finland

Photo material: http://sky.itigo.jp/

Finnish figure skater is the most beautiful sports woman

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About three weeks ago a Hungarian news portal started a poll, where you could chose the nicest women from the world of sport.

[origo] sport’s poll was a great success, it was the most readed article until Hungary beated the reigning World Champions Italy in a friendly match (football).

As it was expected 🙂 , Finland’s Kiira Korpi won the poll clearly with more then 25 per cent of all votes. Danica Patrick, American IndyCar race driver is second (14,8%), while tennis-player Ana Ivanovic from Serbia is third (10,9%).

The article in Hungarian can be found here.

Final results:

1. Kiira Korpi (figure skater) 5403 votes – 25,2%
2. Danica Patrick (race driver) 3173 – 14,8%
3. Ana Ivanovic (tennis-player) 2326 – 10,9%
4. Jelena Iszinbajeva (pole-vaulter) 2127 – 9,9%
5. Maurizia Cacciatori (volleyball) 2000 – 9,3%
6. Laure Manadou (swimmer) 1533 – 7,2%
7. Kajsa Bergqvist (high jump) 1286 – 6,0%
8. Amanda Beard (swimmer) 875 – 4,1%
9. Michelle Wie (golfer) 848 – 4,0%
10. Magdalena Neuner (biathlon) 708 – 3,3%
11. Laila Ali (box) 391 – 1,8%
12. Christine Arron (runner) 269 – 1,3%
13. Lauren Jackson (basket ball) 234 – 1,1%
14.Carolina Klüft (heptathlon) 226 – 1,1%

All votes: 21399

Finlandia Trophy is coming

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Finlandia Trophy (from 11th to 14th of October) will be the first competition of the season for the Finnish top skaters and to many others too. Kiira is defending her first place from last year in a competition that looks tougher than ever, five of the top six European ladies will be competing:

Drei Alisa FIN (6th at Euro Champs 2007)
Korpi Kiira FIN (3rd at Euro Champs 2007)
Lepistö Laura FIN (7th at Junior Worlds 2007)
Pöykiö Susanna FIN (4th at Euro Champs 2007)
Vähämaa Jenni FIN (4th at Junior Worlds 2007)
Dytrt Annette GER
Wieczorek Kristin GER
McCorkell Jenna GBR
Kostner Carolina ITA (1st at Euro Champs 2007)
Marchei Valentina ITA (5th at Euro Champs 2007)
Cantu Michele MEX
Doronina Ksenia RUS
Ievleva Alexandra RUS
Martinova Arina RUS
Helgesson Viktoria SWE
HÃ¥llberg-Leuf Malin SWE
Movchan Irina UKR
Firth Taylor USA

Last update: 07 Oct. 2007

Full list of competitors in all disciplines (ladies, men, pairs)

Kiira and Petra Korpi interview in Apu-magazine

Apu-magazine published an interview with Kiira and her sister Petra in the summer. Web-version of the article in Finnish, along with some photos, is available here: http://www.apu.fi/ihmiset/article142881-1.html

Photos of the cover and pages:

English transcript of the interview:

We share the same taste in men

Who would have thought that the girl chosen as most positive Finn was a stubborn shrew when she was younger. Sparks flew when Kiira and her two years older sister crossed paths. Nowadays they think they don’t see each other often enough.

Continue reading Kiira and Petra Korpi interview in Apu-magazine