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[en]Kiira will celebrate the independence day at the Presidential Palace[/en][fi]Kiira will celebrate the independence day at the Presidential Palace[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、独立記念日に大統領官邸のパーティへ[/ja]

Presidential Palace (Photo YLE)[en]

Finland will celebrate its 90th independence day on December 6th. The most important and prestigious event of the evening is the traditional Independence Day Reception at the Presidential Palace. War veterans, politicians, ambassadors and people in influential positions in the society are regular guests every year, but also commons Finns who have succeeded in diffrent areas of life and made Finland known around the world during the ongoing year are honored with invitations to the party. These include among others all kinds of artists and athletes. President Tarja Halonen is a big supporter of artistic and aesthetic sports, so gymnasts and figure skaters have been seen among the guests quite often. Susanna Pöykiö celebrated the independence day in the Presidential Palace in 2005 and a bronze medal in the 2007 European Championships earned Kiira Korpi an invitation to the party this year.

Update: Also Susanna Pöykiö, who had to withdraw from NHK Trophy because of back problems, has received an invitation to the party.

Every year the reception is televised live and it’s always one of the most viewed tv broadcasts of the year. The reception starts with the President shaking hands with every one of the almost 2000 guests and then continues with eating and dancing. For those women who arrive the party alone a group of cadets are available as dancing partners. Who’s the lucky one? Members of the media are also present interviewing the guests live on television. After the official reception the guest scatter around Helsinki to various unofficial after parties. And on the next day the most talked about subject on the media is the dresses the women guests were wearing, and every website has a “queen of the palace” votings. Kiira on the other hand has to travel to Rauma on the next day for the Finnish Championships on 8-9th of December.

YLE’s website for the 2007 independence day reception: http://www.yle.fi/linnanjuhlat/2007/

Other websites to find photos and videos from the party:
http://www.aamulehti.fi/itsenaisyyspaiva/
http://www.mtv3.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/t/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltalehti.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.seiska.fi/extrat/linna07/

Update: Iltalehti had a short preview article.

Kiira Korpi is competing of becoming the most photographed beauty of the party in a revealing silk dress. It has been designed and sewed by Elina Kivioja who is also the maker of Kiira’s skating dresses.

– I can just say that the dress is very light and quite revealing. Color of the dress remains secret until the party, but it will suite the slender blond beauty, says Kivioja.

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Finland will celebrate its 90th independence day on December 6th. The most important and prestigious event of the evening is the traditional Independence Day Reception at the Presidential Palace. War veterans, politicians, ambassadors and people in influential positions in the society are regular guests every year, but also commons Finns who have succeeded in diffrent areas of life and made Finland known around the world during the ongoing year are honored with invitations to the party. These include among others all kinds of artists and athletes. President Tarja Halonen is a big supporter of artistic and aesthetic sports, so gymnasts and figure skaters have been seen among the guests quite often. Susanna Pöykiö celebrated the independence day in the Presidential Palace in 2005 and a bronze medal in the 2007 European Championships earned Kiira Korpi an invitation to the party this year.

Update: Also Susanna Pöykiö, who had to withdraw from NHK Trophy because of back problems, has received an invitation to the party.

Every year the reception is televised live and it’s always one of the most viewed tv broadcasts of the year. The reception starts with the President shaking hands with every one of the almost 2000 guests and then continues with eating and dancing. For those women who arrive the party alone a group of cadets are available as dancing partners. Who’s the lucky one? Members of the media are also present interviewing the guests live on television. After the official reception the guest scatter around Helsinki to various unofficial after parties. And on the next day the most talked about subject on the media is the dresses the women guests were wearing, and every website has a “queen of the palace” votings. Kiira on the other hand has to travel to Rauma on the next day for the Finnish Championships on 8-9th of December.

YLE’s website for the 2007 independence day reception: http://www.yle.fi/linnanjuhlat/2007/

Other websites to find photos and videos from the party:
http://www.aamulehti.fi/itsenaisyyspaiva/
http://www.mtv3.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/t/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltalehti.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.seiska.fi/extrat/linna07/

Update: Iltalehti had a short preview article.

Kiira Korpi is competing of becoming the most photographed beauty of the party in a revealing silk dress. It has been designed and sewed by Elina Kivioja who is also the maker of Kiira’s skating dresses.

– I can just say that the dress is very light and quite revealing. Color of the dress remains secret until the party, but it will suite the slender blond beauty, says Kivioja.

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フィンランドでは12月6日に90回目の独立記念日を迎える。その晩の最も大切で豪華なイベントは、大統領の官邸で行なわれる古式ゆかしい独立記念日のレセプションだ。毎年招かれるのは、退役軍人や政治家、大使、社会的に影響力のある人々だが、そのほかの分野であっても、その年に成功してフィンランドを世界中に知らしめた一般のフィンランド人たちもそのパーティに招かれる栄誉に浴する。これには、あらゆる芸術家や運動選手たちも含まれる。大統領のタルヤ・ハロネンは芸術的、美的なスポーツの大サポーターなので、体操選手やフィギュアスケート選手はしばしばゲストとして招かれる。スザンナ・ポイキヨも2005年に大統領官邸で独立記念日を祝ったし、2007年の欧州選手権で銅メダルを取ったキーラ・コルピも今年そのパーティに招かれる。

更新:背中の故障でNHK杯を棄権しなければならなかったスザンナ・ポイキヨも今年のパーティへの招待状を受け取った。

毎年、独立記念日のパーティの模様はテレビで生放送され、いつも視聴率が最も高い番組のひとつだ。レセプションは大統領がおよそ2000人のゲスト全員と握手をすることから始まり、その後は食事と舞踏が続く。ひとりでパーティに来た女性は、士官候補生(?)たちにダンスの相手を頼める。誰がこの幸運を射止めるのだろうか。報道陣は、テレビの生中継で流すためにゲストにインタビューする。公式なレセプションのあとは、ゲストはヘルシンキ周辺の非公式な二次会へと散り散りになる。翌日、マスコミで最も話題になるのは女性ゲストが着ていたドレスで、どのウェブサイトでも「宮廷のクイーン」投票が行なわれる。一方でキーラは、12月8~9日のフィンランド国内選手権に向けて翌日にはラウマに旅立たなくてはならない。

YLEによる2007年独立記念日レセプションのサイト: http://www.yle.fi/linnanjuhlat/2007/

ほかにもパーティの写真やビデオを見つけるためのウェブサイト:
http://www.aamulehti.fi/itsenaisyyspaiva/
http://www.mtv3.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/t/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltalehti.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.seiska.fi/extrat/linna07/

更新: イルタレヒティが短い事前記事を載せた。

キーラ・コルピは露出度の高いシルクのドレスでパーティに臨み、最も写真に撮られた美女の座を狙っている。今回のドレスは、キーラのスケート衣装も手がけているエリナ・キヴィオヤがデザインし、縫製したものだ。

「私がいま言えるのは、このドレスはとても軽くて肌の露出がとても多いことですね。ドレスの色は当日まで秘密ですが、細身のブロンド美女に似合うでしょうね」とキヴィオヤは言う。

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[en]CoR 2007 Kiira Korpi was 4th overall![/en][fi]CoR 2007 Kiira Korpi was 4th overall![/fi][ja]ロシア杯2007でキーラ・コルピは総合4位![/ja]

Ladies singles competition of ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia 2007 was over.
Kiira was 4th place overall with 154.26 points (sigh).

But hey, she has not lost. Remember Skate America 2006 and CoR 2006?
Kiira finished her SP in 8th or 9th place so medals are far.
At CoR 2007, she finished her SP in 3rd place with very nice performance,
revised her personal best score and might have got a medal, right?
You well done, Kiira and nice revival to the Grand Prix series!

All our wishes, you are standing on the podium… it will be next.
Take a rest and go for tomorrow, Kiira!
Yes, Finnish Nationals is coming next!

FPl. Name Nat. Points SP FS
1 Yu-Na KIM
KOR
197.20 1 1
2 Yukari NAKANO
JPN
172.77 2 3
3 Joannie ROCHETTE
CAN
169.91 5 2
4 Kiira KORPI
FIN
154.26 3 4
5 Fumie SUGURI
JPN
148.15 4 6
6 Nina PETUSHKOVA
RUS
138.79 9 5
7 Julia SEBESTYEN
HUN
134.98 8 7
8 Beatrisa LIANG
USA
134.60 7 8
9 Yan LIU
CHN
126.14 10 9
10 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS
121.10 6 10
11 Kristin WIECZOREK
GER
109.61 11 11
12 Arina MARTINOVA
RUS
101.43 12 12

CoR 2007 Free Skating

Wow, Ladies free skating of Cup of Russia 2007 was already started.

15:39 – 7 skaters already finished their free skating.

15:47 – Joannie ROCHETTE jumped into 1st!
1. Joannie ROCHETTE (CAN), 2. Nina PETUSHKOVA (RUS), 3. Julia SEBESTYEN (HUN), 4. Beatrisa LIANG (USA), 5. Yan LIU (CHN), 6. Katarina GERBOLDT (RUS), 7. Kristin WIECZOREK (GER), 8. Arina MARTINOVA (RUS)

15:56 – Fumie SUGURI was 3rd…

Go! kiira!!

16:03 – Kiira finished her free skating.
The result was… 96.04 points! 2nd now.
Not bad!

16:12 – Yukari NAKANO got 1st! Korpi 3rd… wow

16:20 – Yu-Na KIM finished.
Her skating was… really nice.
She got… 1st place with total as high as 197.20 points.

CoR 2007 FS Starting Order

The starting order of Ladies Free Skating was published here.
Kiira Korpi will be the 4th skater of the Group 2.

Kiira, sleep well and take it easy for tomorrow!

StN. Name Nat. Current Rank Points
  Group 1      
1 Arina MARTINOVA
RUS
12 34.48
2 Kristin WIECZOREK
GER
11 37.38
3 Yan LIU
CHN
10 38.40
4 Nina PETUSHKOVA
RUS
9 44.70
5 Julia SEBESTYEN
HUN
8 44.76
6 Beatrisa LIANG
USA
7 46.30
  Group 2      
7 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS
6 48.02
8 Joannie ROCHETTE
CAN
5 50.56
9 Fumie SUGURI
JPN
4 56.18
10 Kiira KORPI
FIN
3 58.22
11 Yukari NAKANO
JPN
2 60.50
12 Yu-Na KIM
KOR
1 63.50

CoR 2007 Short Program

Let’s check the result of Cup of Russia 2007 online in real time!
# All the time indicated are according to “Last Updated” local time in Moscow (GMT +3:00) on ISU resut site.
They have updated the site every 7 minutes during competitions. Thanks for the great job!

17:40 – Three skaters finished their skating.
1. Katarina GERBOLDT (Russia), 2. Nina PETUSHKOVA (Russia), 3. Kristin WIECZOREK (Germany)

17:47 – Yan LIU from China finished and she was 3rd. WIECZOREK 4th.

17:54 – Arina MARTINOVA from Russia was 5th.

18:01 – Wow, Beatrisa LIANG from USA jumped into 2nd!
1. GERBOLDT, 2. LIANG, 3. PETUSHKOVA, 4. LIU, 5. WIECZOREK, 6. MARTINOVA

Zamboni time – All the 1st Group skaters were finished.
Maybe after resurfacing of the ice by Zamboni(R),
Warming up of the 2nd group will be started.

18:15 – The 2nd Group started and Fumie SUGURI from Japan got 1st!

Yes, you are the next order! Come on Kiira!!

18:22 – Wooooow! Kiira got 1st now!!
58.22 points is her new Personal Best Score for short program ever!!!
Yeeeeeeeeeees, she got it!!!

18:28 – Joannie ROCHETTE from Canada was 3rd. Wow really?

18:35 – Julia SEBESTYEN from Hungary finished 6th.

18:42 – Yukari NAKANO got 1st with 60.50.

something is wrong with ISU result page…
Let’s continue watching Russian webTV(free trial for 3days) airing Yu-Na KIM from Korea skating.

18:49 – Yu-Na KIM got 1st with 63.50. NAKANO 2nd.

So finally, Kiira was 3rd at Cup of Russia 2007 ladies short program.
You well done, Kiira!!

SP Name Nat. Points
1 Yu-Na KIM
KOR
63.50
2 Yukari NAKANO
JPN
60.50
3 Kiira KORPI
FIN
58.22
4 Fumie SUGURI
JPN
56.18
5 Joannie ROCHETTE
CAN
50.56
6 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS
48.02
7 Beatrisa LIANG
USA
46.30
8 Julia SEBESTYEN
HUN
44.76
9 Nina PETUSHKOVA
RUS
44.70
10 Yan LIU
CHN
38.40
11 Kristin WIECZOREK
GER
37.38
12 Arina MARTINOVA
RUS
34.48

CoR 2007 SP Starting Order

ISU Grand Prix Series Cup of Russia is just started!
You can check the online result here in real time.

The starting order of ladies short program is the following:
Kiira will be the 2nd skater of Group 2.
Go Kiira! Take it easy!

StN. Name Nat.
  Group 1  
1 Nina PETUSHKOVA
RUS
2 Kristin WIECZOREK
GER
3 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS
4 Yan LIU
CHN
5 Arina MARTINOVA
RUS
6 Beatrisa LIANG
USA
  Group 2  
7 Fumie SUGURI
JPN
8 Kiira KORPI
FIN
9 Joannie ROCHETTE
CAN
10 Julia SEBESTYEN
HUN
11 Yukari NAKANO
JPN
12 Yu-Na KIM
KOR

CoR 2007 is coming next!

Gran-Pri.pngISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia (aka CoR for short) 2007 is coming next!

Yes, the next competition is Grand Prix in Russia!

It’s going to be a tougher competition… see entries (pdf file).
Rochette, Sebestyen, Nakano, Suguri, Kim… and more.
They’re all strong rivals.

Go again, Kiira!
Show them your sisu!

Although it’s superfluous, I found it with the entry list that Lepisto will
participate to NHK trophy for replacement of a US skater.

The official site is here.

Schedule: (Ladies)

Thu. 22 Nov.
First official practice    10:30Draw for all Disciplines    20:00

Fri. 23 Nov.
Opening Ceremony     16:30 – 17:00
Ladies, Short Program     17:15 – 18:50

Sat. 24 Nov.
Ladies, Free Skating     14:30 – 16:20

Sun. 25 Nov.
Award Ceremony     16:00 – 16:45
Exhibitions    17:00 – 19:15

See time table (pdf file) for details.


Venue:

SPORTS PALACE “MEGASPORT” in Moscow, Russia
 
 
 

Ladies Entries:

1 Joannie ROCHETTE CAN
2 Yan LIU CHN
3 Kiira KORPI FIN
4 Kristin WIECZOREK GER
5 Julia SEBESTYEN HUN
6 Yukari NAKANO JPN
7 Fumie SUGURI JPN
8 Yu-Na KIM KOR
9 Ksenia DORONINA RUS
10 Alexandra IEVLEVA RUS
11 Arina MARTINOVA RUS
12 Beatrisa LIANG USA

[en]Thanks for our 1st anniversary[/en][fi]Thanks for our 1st anniversary[/fi][ja]サイト開設から1周年[/ja][ru]Thanks for our 1st anniversary[/ru]

[en]
Dear all,

It was February 2006 that our former site was started to try to gather information
about Kiira Korpi who was the focus of public attention at Torino 2006 Olympics.

And since November 2006 when we started here kiira-korpi.net as a joint project
of Finnish and Japanese fans, almost one year has passed.

Yes, our first anniversary has came around!

First of all, thanks so much to Kiira and her team.
You are the start of all the matter.

Thank you all members and visitors who came here to cheer Kiira.
The person who has been and will be encouraged with your support is
not only Kiira but also us.

We promise you and Kiira to maintain this nonprofit site properly and unofficially
and keep it as long as we can (and as far as Kiira wants it).
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Takashi and Ville / webmasters of kiira-korpi.net
 
 
And to make the site more fruitful one, we’re looking for a person who can
join and help us to search and translate Finnish information to English for free.
Please contact us if you’d like to join us. Thanks.
[/en]
[fi]
Dear all,

It was February 2006 that our former site was started to try to gather information
about Kiira Korpi who was the focus of public attention at Torino 2006 Olympics.

And since November 2006 when we started here kiira-korpi.net as a joint project
of Finnish and Japanese fans, almost one year has passed.

Yes, our first anniversary has came around!

First of all, thanks so much to Kiira and her team.
You are the start of all the matter.

Thank you all members and visitors who came here to cheer Kiira.
The person who has been and will be encouraged with your support is
not only Kiira but also us.

We promise you and Kiira to maintain this nonprofit site properly and unofficially
and keep it as long as we can (and as far as Kiira wants it).
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Takashi and Ville / webmasters of kiira-korpi.net
 
 
And to make the site more fruitful one, we’re looking for a person who can
join and help us to search and translate Finnish information to English for free.
Please contact us if you’d like to join us. Thanks.
[/fi]
[ja]
皆さま

個人のブログを経て、昨年の11月からフィンランド人と日本人のファンによる共同運営で始まったこのサイト、
おかげさまで1周年を迎えることができました。

まず、キーラとスタッフの皆さんに感謝。トリノオリンピックで見たあなたがすべての始まりでした。

そして、ここに来てキーラを応援してくれる人全員に感謝。我々も励まされています。

今後もこのサイトをきちんと、しかし非公式に(笑)、できるだけ長く運営していきたいと思っています。
よろしくお願いします。

Takashi and Ville / kiira-korpi.net 管理人
[/ja][ru]
Dear all,

It was February 2006 that our former site was started to try to gather information
about Kiira Korpi who was the focus of public attention at Torino 2006 Olympics.

And since November 2006 when we started here kiira-korpi.net as a joint project
of Finnish and Japanese fans, almost one year has passed.

Yes, our first anniversary has came around!

First of all, thanks so much to Kiira and her team.
You are the start of all the matter.

Thank you all members and visitors who came here to cheer Kiira.
The person who has been and will be encouraged with your support is

not only Kiira but also us.

We promise you and Kiira to maintain this nonprofit site properly and unofficially

and keep it as long as we can (and as far as Kiira wants it).
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Takashi and Ville / webmasters of kiira-korpi.net
 
 
And to make the site more fruitful one, we’re looking for a person who can
join and help us to search and translate Finnish information to English for free.
Please contact us if you’d like to join us. Thanks.

[/ru]

Golden Spin of Zagreb Kiira finished 2nd!

ladiespodium2.jpgAccording to Hina, a Croatian news agency,
Suzuki won and Kiira was finished 2nd!

1. Akiko Suzuki (JPN) 156.90
2. Kiira Korpi (FIN) 141.19
3. Katarina Gerbolt (RUS) 132.33
4. Yukina Ota (JPN) 128.43

Congrats, Kiira! Nice Revival!

Photo: Ky_rie/photobucket.com

Golden Spin of Zagreb Kiira in 2nd after SP

Kiira got the 2nd place after SP at Golden Spin of Zagreb 2007.

Yeah, Congrats and Go On!

They updated the results details of SP and the starting order of FS.
Wow, Kiira will be the very last skater of all!

Go for the podium, Kiira!