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[en]Kiira’s Christmas message on TV[/en][fi]Kiiran jouluterveiset[/fi][ja]TV番組でキーラ・コルピのクリスマスメッセージ[/ja]

Image from YLE TV-broadcastHow was your Christmas, everyone?

I found Kiira talked a Christmas message for a YLE TV program.

Just click the photo to see the video on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rKl8-ysehQ

Anyone translate what she’s talking for me? Ville is on holidays now…
Image from YLE TV-broadcast
 
 
Image from Nelonen TV-broadcast
Update:
I found that the latter half of the video is not from YLE but Nelonen, channel 4.
The original video is here.

Image from Nelonen TV-broadcast

Christmas greetings! Joulutervehdys! メリークリスマス!

[en]The staff of this site (Takashi and Ville for now…) would like to wish Happy Holidays for all visitors. And thanks to Liz for the original photo.[/en][fi]The staff of this site (Takashi and Ville for now…) would like to wish Happy Holidays for all visitors. And thanks to Liz for the original photo.[/fi][ja]当サイトのスタッフ(今のところはTakashiとVilleだけですが…) から皆さんに、メリークリスマス! 
写真を提供してくれたLizさんにも、感謝です。ありがとう。[/ja]

[en]Kiira Korpi in commercial for Valio’s Vanilla-brand[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi in commercial for Valio’s Vanilla-brand[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピがValioのVanillaブランドのCMに出演[/ja]

Here’s the Kiira’s Vanilla-ad on youtube. Thanks for the tip!

[en]Some news before Christmas[/en][fi]Some news before Christmas[/fi][ja]クリスマス前のニュース[/ja]

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The sports journalists in Finland had their annual vote where they selected the athletes of the year. Kiira Korpi was the best figure skater, she was third in best female athlete category and 15th in the athlete of the year category. Top three for the title was clear before the vote, but many were surprised that the Formula 1 champion Kimi Räikkönen was left in third place behind Tero Pitkämäki (javelin world champion) and Virpi Kuitunen (world champion in cross-country skiing). Full results here.

Screen Iltalehti

The national figure skating team had a training day togheter in Vantaa and the media was also there. Some bits from Iltalehti article:

The sharp and wide top of the Finnish figure skating has also caused some shadows when the judging of the nationals was made into an issue in Oulu which is Susanna Pöykiö’s hometown. Some have claimed that the 19 year old blonde was seen to be a “more important” skater for the coming Euros than the 25 year old Pöykiö.
– Right! Sounds a bit far fetched. Of course from Susanna’s perspective the situation is disappointing, Korpi responded.

– Defending the bronze is a tough job, and you have to think about the performances instead of medals. But “renewing” the medal is totally possible.

– It’s only a positive thing that there’s such a tough competition for a place in the team. Here in Finland we all are open and sharing to each other, when for example in the USA it sometimes feels like the skaters aren’t even representing the same country.

– Of course the selection criterias (for Euros) could be different, for example the average score of the two best competitions. That way the judging panel for just one competition could not be the decisive factor.

Christmas interrupts Korpi’s training schedule for three days.
– Well, the rinks are closed for that period! But I can use a little break, although I have to start warmups on wednesday before the rinks open on thursday.
– The christmas time I’ll be staying with my family. Gingerbread cookies and glögi are the traditional treats. With christmas ham I have to be careful because the fat-parts have always been my favourites.

Iltalehti

The diary on the official site has also been updated, both Finnish and English versions.

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The sports journalists in Finland had their annual vote where they selected the athletes of the year. Kiira Korpi was the best figure skater, she was third in best female athlete category and 15th in the athlete of the year category. Top three for the title was clear before the vote, but many were surprised that the Formula 1 champion Kimi Räikkönen was left in third place behind Tero Pitkämäki (javelin world champion) and Virpi Kuitunen (world champion in cross-country skiing). Full results here.

Screen Iltalehti

The national figure skating team had a training day togheter in Vantaa and the media was also there. Some bits from Iltalehti article:

The sharp and wide top of the Finnish figure skating has also caused some shadows when the judging of the nationals was made into an issue in Oulu which is Susanna Pöykiö’s hometown. Some have claimed that the 19 year old blonde was seen to be a “more important” skater for the coming Euros than the 25 year old Pöykiö.
– Right! Sounds a bit far fetched. Of course from Susanna’s perspective the situation is disappointing, Korpi responded.

– Defending the bronze is a tough job, and you have to think about the performances instead of medals. But “renewing” the medal is totally possible.

– It’s only a positive thing that there’s such a tough competition for a place in the team. Here in Finland we all are open and sharing to each other, when for example in the USA it sometimes feels like the skaters aren’t even representing the same country.

– Of course the selection criterias (for Euros) could be different, for example the average score of the two best competitions. That way the judging panel for just one competition could not be the decisive factor.

Christmas interrupts Korpi’s training schedule for three days.
– Well, the rinks are closed for that period! But I can use a little break, although I have to start warmups on wednesday before the rinks open on thursday.
– The christmas time I’ll be staying with my family. Gingerbread cookies and glögi are the traditional treats. With christmas ham I have to be careful because the fat-parts have always been my favourites.

Iltalehti

The diary on the official site has also been updated, both Finnish and English versions.

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The sports journalists in Finland had their annual vote where they selected the athletes of the year. Kiira Korpi was the best figure skater, she was third in best female athlete category and 15th in the athlete of the year category. Top three for the title was clear before the vote, but many were surprised that the Formula 1 champion Kimi Räikkönen was left in third place behind Tero Pitkämäki (javelin world champion) and Virpi Kuitunen (world champion in cross-country skiing). Full results here.

Screen Iltalehti

The national figure skating team had a training day togheter in Vantaa and the media was also there. Some bits from Iltalehti article:

The sharp and wide top of the Finnish figure skating has also caused some shadows when the judging of the nationals was made into an issue in Oulu which is Susanna Pöykiö’s hometown. Some have claimed that the 19 year old blonde was seen to be a “more important” skater for the coming Euros than the 25 year old Pöykiö.
– Right! Sounds a bit far fetched. Of course from Susanna’s perspective the situation is disappointing, Korpi responded.

– Defending the bronze is a tough job, and you have to think about the performances instead of medals. But “renewing” the medal is totally possible.

– It’s only a positive thing that there’s such a tough competition for a place in the team. Here in Finland we all are open and sharing to each other, when for example in the USA it sometimes feels like the skaters aren’t even representing the same country.

– Of course the selection criterias (for Euros) could be different, for example the average score of the two best competitions. That way the judging panel for just one competition could not be the decisive factor.

Christmas interrupts Korpi’s training schedule for three days.
– Well, the rinks are closed for that period! But I can use a little break, although I have to start warmups on wednesday before the rinks open on thursday.
– The christmas time I’ll be staying with my family. Gingerbread cookies and glögi are the traditional treats. With christmas ham I have to be careful because the fat-parts have always been my favourites.

Iltalehti

The diary on the official site has also been updated, both Finnish and English versions.

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[en]ISU World Standings Kiira is 10th[/en][fi]ISU World Standings Kiira is 10th[/fi][ja]ISU 世界ランキングでキーラ・コルピが10位に[/ja]

Now, Kiira is 10th with 2,549 points at ISU World Standings for Figure Skating Ladies.
http://www.isufs.org/ws/wsladies.htm

Yes, you can find her name in the first page.
Congrats, Kiira!

[en]Finnish nationals 2007/08 Post-competition articles[/en][fi]Finnish nationals 2007/08 Post-competition articles[/fi][ja]フィンランド国内大会2007/08大会後の記事[/ja]

Photo: Rauman Urheilijat
[en]First of all, there’s this US-based commercial figure skating -site called Ice Network and they have published two articles (in English) related to Kiira and the nationals.

Pre-nationals article:
Is Korpi still crown princess on ice? (photo-gallery)

Post-nationals article:
Lepisto takes Finnish national title (photo-gallery)

It wasn’t the emotionally easiest weekend for Kiira, quote from Aamulehti:

Grief kept Kiira’s thoughts with her friend
Yesterday Korpi’s thoughts were with her best friend whose father had passed away on friday.
– At the moment it feels so futile to think about this competition. There are so much more important things in life, told Korpi in tears.
The emotional discharge after the competition and worries about her friends well-being formed a stream of tears on the skaters cheeks.
– I’m not crying because of the competition. It was hard to stay focused when I would have wanted to be there for my friend. But she encouraged me to go on with the competition.

Video from YLE Sports-news after the nationals:
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id92264.html

The Finnish Figure Skating Association will confirm the team for European Championships later this month, but unless something dramatic happens the team will be Laura Lepistö, Kiira Korpi and Jenni Vähämaa for ladies and Mikko Minkkinen for mens discipline. Three of these four skaters are first-timers in ISU Champioships, for Kiira this will be her fourth time.

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First of all, there’s this US-based commercial figure skating -site called Ice Network and they have published two articles (in English) related to Kiira and the nationals.

Pre-nationals article:
Is Korpi still crown princess on ice? (photo-gallery)

Post-nationals article:
Lepisto takes Finnish national title (photo-gallery)

It wasn’t the emotionally easiest weekend for Kiira, quote from Aamulehti:

Grief kept Kiira’s thoughts with her friend
Yesterday Korpi’s thoughts were with her best friend whose father had passed away on friday.
– At the moment it feels so futile to think about this competition. There are so much more important things in life, told Korpi in tears.
The emotional discharge after the competition and worries about her friends well-being formed a stream of tears on the skaters cheeks.
– I’m not crying because of the competition. It was hard to stay focused when I would have wanted to be there for my friend. But she encouraged me to go on with the competition.

Video from YLE Sports-news after the nationals:
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id92264.html

The Finnish Figure Skating Association will confirm the team for European Championships later this month, but unless something dramatic happens the team will be Laura Lepistö, Kiira Korpi and Jenni Vähämaa for ladies and Mikko Minkkinen for mens discipline. Three of these four skaters are first-timers in ISU Champioships, for Kiira this will be her fourth time.

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まず初めに、Ice Networkという、アメリカを拠点としたフィギュアスケートの商業サイトが、キーラ・コルピと国内大会に関する(英語の)記事を2つ掲載している。

大会前の記事:
コルピは氷上でも王女の冠を獲れるか? (写真ギャラリーも)

大会後の記事:
レピストがフィンランド国内タイトルを獲得 (写真ギャラリーも)

キーラにとって、感情的につらい週末だった。以下、Aamulehti紙から引用:

親友と悲しみにくれるキーラ
昨日、キーラの心は、金曜日に父親を亡くした親友と共にあった。
「あの時は、この試合のことを考えるのが意味のないことのように感じられました。人生には、もっともっと大切なことがあるのです」コルピは泣きながら話した。
張り詰めていた糸が切れた試合後、親友のことが気がかりで、頬には涙があふれた。
「(2位だった)試合のせいで泣いているのではないんです。ずっと親友のそばにいてあげたかったのに、なかなかそうもいかなくて。でも彼女は私に試合を続けるように励ましてくれました」

国内大会後のYLEスポーツニュースのビデオ:(日本では視聴不可?)
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id92264.html

フィンランドのフィギュアスケート連盟は、欧州選手権に派遣するチームを今月の下旬には確定させる予定だが、なにかドラマチックなことでも起こらない限り、女子はラウラ・レピスト、キーラ・コルピ、イェンニ・ベヘマーに、男子はミッコ・ミンッキネンになるだろう。4人のうち3人はISUの選手権に初出場組で、キーラにとって今回は4回目となる。

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[en]Finnish nationals 2007/08 Free Skating[/en][fi]Finnish nationals 2007/08 Free Skating[/fi][ja]フィンランド国内大会2007/08フリー[/ja]

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Free skating of Nationals has finished, Kiira was second in free skate and finished also in second place overall. So close…
Detailed results page of the free skate.

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Free skating of Nationals has finished, Kiira was second in free skate and finished also in second place overall. So close…
Detailed results page of the free skate.

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フィンランド国内大会が終了。ショートで1位だったキーラ・コルピは、フリーで2位となり、非常に接戦の末、惜しくも総合2位となった。
フリーの詳細な成績はこちらから。

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Pl. Name Club TSS
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TES
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  PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Deduction
StN.
1 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 105.74 53.59   52.15 6.67 6.21 6.58 6.63 6.50 0.00 #4
2 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 100.20 45.12   55.08 7.25 6.46 6.75 7.08 6.88 0.00 #6
3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 91.35 39.80   53.55 7.00 6.38 6.42 7.04 6.63 2.00 #5
4 Elina VESAMÄKI ESJT 77.65 34.97   43.68 5.46 5.08 5.42 5.67 5.67 1.00 #1
5 Henriikka HIETANIEMI MTK 74.43 34.90   39.53 5.04 4.92 4.83 5.13 4.79 0.00 #2
6 Melisa LÄHDEOJA RU 62.81 29.02   34.79 4.67 4.08 4.42 4.54 4.04 1.00 #3

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And, final results are here. Kiira was finally 2nd overall.

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And, final results are here. Kiira was finally 2nd overall.

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そして、最終結果はこちら。キーラは総合2位。

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FPl. Name Club Points SP FS
1 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 164.76 2 1
2 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 164.40 1 2
3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 147.35 3 3
4 Henriikka HIETANIEMI MTK 117.32 4 5
5 Elina VESAMÄKI ESJT 112.76 6 4
6 Melisa LÄHDEOJA RU 99.41 5 6

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The battle was very close between Lepistö and Korpi (only 0.36 points). But to be honest, Kiira’s consistency in free skate has left a lot to hope for during this season, so I think Laura deserved this championship fair and square. Kiira’s short program on the other hand has been very good throughout the fall, in four competitions she has missed only one jump in Zagreb. And now there’s good time to sort out the problems in the free skate program before the latter half of the season.

Before the season the Finnish Figure Skating Association set the criteria for choosing skaters to the European Championships. In short, the selection is made in the order of seasonal best (SB) scores to which scores from ISU sanctioned international competitions and scores from the national championships are counted to. Selected skaters have to have participated in at least one international senior competition during the fall. Last year Drei was selected over Lepistö because Lepistö had competed only in junior competitions prior to the nationals. But this year the SB-list after nationals looks as follows:

1. Laura LEPISTÖ 164.76
2. Kiira KORPI 164.40
3. Jenni VÄHÄMAA 163.29
4. Susanna PÖYKIÖ 162.26
5. Alisa DREI 139.30

If the association follows the criterias it has set, it means that Pöykiö 🙁 and Drei will not make it to the Team Finland for the European championships. Two best skaters from the Euros will be selected for the World Championships. But the association haven’t yet made any official announcement about this matter.

Updated by Ville

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The battle was very close between Lepistö and Korpi (only 0.36 points). But to be honest, Kiira’s consistency in free skate has left a lot to hope for during this season, so I think Laura deserved this championship fair and square. Kiira’s short program on the other hand has been very good throughout the fall, in four competitions she has missed only one jump in Zagreb. And now there’s good time to sort out the problems in the free skate program before the latter half of the season.

Before the season the Finnish Figure Skating Association set the criteria for choosing skaters to the European Championships. In short, the selection is made in the order of seasonal best (SB) scores to which scores from ISU sanctioned international competitions and scores from the national championships are counted to. Selected skaters have to have participated in at least one international senior competition during the fall. Last year Drei was selected over Lepistö because Lepistö had competed only in junior competitions prior to the nationals. But this year the SB-list after nationals looks as follows:

1. Laura LEPISTÖ 164.76
2. Kiira KORPI 164.40
3. Jenni VÄHÄMAA 163.29
4. Susanna PÖYKIÖ 162.26
5. Alisa DREI 139.30

If the association follows the criterias it has set, it means that Pöykiö 🙁 and Drei will not make it to the Team Finland for the European championships. Two best skaters from the Euros will be selected for the World Championships. But the association haven’t yet made any official announcement about this matter.

Updated by Ville

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レピストとコルピは接戦で、その差はたったの0.36ポイント。しかし正直なところ、キーラのフリーの安定度は今シーズンを通してもまだまだなところがあるので、公平に見て、ラウラは今回のタイトルを獲得するに値すると思う。一方、キーラのショートプログラムはこの秋からずっと非常によくて、4つの大会のうちミスがあったのは、ザグレブのゴールデンスピンのジャンプ1つだけである。シーズン後半に向けて、フリーの演技で問題がどこにあるのか、今は分析するのにいい機会だろう。

シーズン前に、フィンランドのフィギュアスケート連盟は欧州選手権へ派遣する選手の選考基準を定めた。簡単にいえば、ISU認定の国際大会とフィンランド国内大会の今季ベスト(SB=シーズナル・ベスト)の成績順に選考を行なうというものだ。対象となる選手はこの秋、シニアの国際大会に少なくとも1回は出ていなくてはならない。昨年、国内大会以前にジュニアの大会にしか出ていなかったレピストはこの条件を満たしていなかったため、ドレイがレピストを飛び越えて代表に選ばれたのだ。しかし今年、国内大会後のSB順位は以下のようになっている。

1. Laura LEPISTÖ/ラウラ・レピスト 164.76
2. Kiira KORPI/キーラ・コルピ 164.40
3. Jenni VÄHÄMAA/ジェニー(イェンニ)・ベヘマー 163.29
4. Susanna PÖYKIÖ/スサンナ・ポイキオ 162.26
5. Alisa DREI/アリサ・ドレイ 139.30

もしスケ連が定められた基準通りに選考を行なうと、ポイキオ 🙁 とドレイは欧州選手権のチームフィンランドから外れることになる。欧州選手権に出た3選手のうち上位の2人が世界選手権に派遣される。しかしこの問題について、スケ連はまだ公式な発表を何も行なっていない。

更新:Ville

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[en]Finnish nationals 2007/08 Short Program[/en][fi]Finnish nationals 2007/08 Short Program[/fi][ja]フィンランド国内大会2007/08ショート[/ja]

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Kiira Korpi got 1st place at short program of Finnish National Championships 2007 with her personal best score 64.20! [/en][fi]
Kiira Korpi got 1st place at short program of Finnish National Championships 2007 with her personal best score 64.20! [/fi][ja]
フィンランド国内大会のショートで、キーラ・コルピはパーソナルベストとなる64.20ポイントで1位を獲得![/ja]

Congrats, Kiira! Go for Free Skating!!

Update:
Some articles in Finnish language.
Helsingin Sanomat (with photo)
Keskisuomalainen (with photo)
Länsi Suomi (with photo)

Detailed result is here. (thanks kovachik)

Pl. Name Club TSS
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TES
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SS TR PE CH IN Deduction
StN.
1 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 64.20 36.10   28.10 7.08 6.67 7.21 7.13 7.04 0.00 #7
2 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 59.02 32.45   26.57 6.75 6.25 6.75 6.67 6.79 0.00 #4
3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 56.00 28.53   27.47 7.21 6.50 6.96 6.88 6.79 0.00 #6
4 Henriikka HIETANIEMI MTK 42.89 23.77   19.12 5.08 4.50 4.88 4.83 4.63 0.00 #1
5 Melisa LÄHDEOJA RU 36.60 19.06   18.54 4.96 4.29 4.71 4.67 4.54 1.00 #2
6 Elina VESAMÄKI ESJT 35.11 14.44   21.67 5.46 5.17 5.29 5.63 5.54 1.00 #3

And starting order/detailed resulsts of Free Skating is here.
 

StN. Name Club Current Rank Points
1 Elina VESAMÄKI ESJT 6 35.11
2 Henriikka HIETANIEMI MTK 4 42.89
3 Melisa LÄHDEOJA RU 5 36.60
4 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 2 59.02
5 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 3 56.00
6 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 1 64.20

[en]Kiira Korpi at the independence day party[/en][fi]Kiira Korpi at the independence day party[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、独立記念日パーティに出席[/ja]

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Kiira and Susanna are shaking hands with the President and her spouse:
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Kiira and Susanna shaking hands with the President and her spouse:
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大統領とご主人に握手をしているキーラとスザンナ:
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Images from YLE TV-broadcast

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Tabloids already declared Kiira as Queen (kuningatar) of the evening:
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Tabloids already declared Kiira as Queen (kuningatar) of the evening:
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タブロイド紙は既にキーラが今夜のクイーン(kuningatar)だと断言した:
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Iltalehti
Iltasanomat

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Photos:
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Photos:
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写真:
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Helsingin Sanomat #1
Helsingin Sanomat #2
MTV3
Aamulehti #1
Aamulehti #2
Aamulehti #3
Aamulehti #4
Iltasanomat #1
Iltasanomat #2

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Videos:
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Videos:
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ビデオ:
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MTV3
Iltalehti
Helsingin Sanomat
Nelonen
YLE ([en]at the end of the video[/en][fi]at the end of the video[/fi][ja]ビデオの最後の部分[/ja])

[en]Finnish national championships 2007/08[/en][fi]Finnish national championships 2007/08[/fi][ja]フィンランド国内大会2007/08[/ja]

Photo: Finnish Figure Skating Association[en]

This year the championships are held in Rauma, and it’s the last competition which results are taken into account when choosing skaters for the European championships, to which Finland can send three ladies. The primary criteria when selecting skaters is the seasonal best score that is counted from international senior competitions and from the nationals. Before the nationals the SB-ranking is following: Jenni Vähämaa (163.29), Susanna Pöykiö (162.26), Kiira Korpi (154.26), Laura Lepistö (152.15) and Alisa Drei (139.30). Alisa Drei is injured and is not taking part in the competition, as isn’t Jenni Vähämaa who’s competing at the Junior Grand Prix Final at the same time.

As far as I know the competition is not shown on television.

Competitiors in senior ladies
1. Lepistö Laura (EsJt)
2. Vesamäki Elina (EsJt)
3. Hietaniemi Henriikka (MTK)
4. Pöykiö Susanna (OLK)
5. Lähdeoja Melisa (RU)
6. Korpi Kiira (Tappara)
7. Laksola Niina (Tappara)

Schedule (local time)
Saturday, 8th December: Ladies short program 16.00 – 16.59
Sunday, 9th December: Ladies free skate 17.05 – 18.13

Competition homepage
http://www.raumanurheilijat.fi/smkisat/index.php

Results page
http://www.raumanurheilijat.fi/smkisat/smtulokset.php

Journal entry on the official website dated 1st December

From the Moscow GP-competition I got a new personal best and my best GP-placing for now. Short program was flawless and even though the beginning of free skate was messy and the feelings after a bit disappointed thoughts have now turned on the positive side. I’m very satisfied that the component scores were good, I have moved forward but there’s still potential for much more. The trip was nice, the stadium great and there was a surprisingly big audience. Especially during the free skate the atmosphere was great.

Unfortunately there was a little setback when we were coming home. We were at the closing banquet on the last day and from there some sort of food poisoning struck our team. My coach and two Finnish judges got really ill in the airplane. Luckily I wasn’t affected that badly.

I had free on monday and tuesday. Wednesday and thursday I was on ice got something done, but the stomach felt odd. Just to be sure on friday I went to doctor and I got a prescription for antibiotics. Now I’m feeling great so nothing to worry. On next week I’m going to the independence day party on thursday and on friday are the first practices on the national champioships. It’s a great honor to be invited to the independence day reception. Timing for the party isn’t really optimal, but at least I get something else to think about.

www.kiirakorpi.fi

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This year the championships are held in Rauma, and it’s the last competition which results are taken into account when choosing skaters for the European championships, to which Finland can send three ladies. The primary criteria when selecting skaters is the seasonal best score that is counted from international senior competitions and from the nationals. Before the nationals the SB-ranking is following: Jenni Vähämaa (163.29), Susanna Pöykiö (162.26), Kiira Korpi (154.26), Laura Lepistö (152.15) and Alisa Drei (139.30). Alisa Drei is injured and is not taking part in the competition, as isn’t Jenni Vähämaa who’s competing at the Junior Grand Prix Final at the same time.

As far as I know the competition is not shown on television.

Competitiors in senior ladies
1. Lepistö Laura (EsJt)
2. Vesamäki Elina (EsJt)
3. Hietaniemi Henriikka (MTK)
4. Pöykiö Susanna (OLK)
5. Lähdeoja Melisa (RU)
6. Korpi Kiira (Tappara)
7. Laksola Niina (Tappara)

Schedule (local time)
Saturday, 8th December: Ladies short program 16.00 – 16.59
Sunday, 9th December: Ladies free skate 17.05 – 18.13

Competition homepage
http://www.raumanurheilijat.fi/smkisat/index.php

Results page
http://www.raumanurheilijat.fi/smkisat/smtulokset.php

Journal entry on the official website dated 1st December

From the Moscow GP-competition I got a new personal best and my best GP-placing for now. Short program was flawless and even though the beginning of free skate was messy and the feelings after a bit disappointed thoughts have now turned on the positive side. I’m very satisfied that the component scores were good, I have moved forward but there’s still potential for much more. The trip was nice, the stadium great and there was a surprisingly big audience. Especially during the free skate the atmosphere was great.

Unfortunately there was a little setback when we were coming home. We were at the closing banquet on the last day and from there some sort of food poisoning struck our team. My coach and two Finnish judges got really ill in the airplane. Luckily I wasn’t affected that badly.

I had free on monday and tuesday. Wednesday and thursday I was on ice got something done, but the stomach felt odd. Just to be sure on friday I went to doctor and I got a prescription for antibiotics. Now I’m feeling great so nothing to worry. On next week I’m going to the independence day party on thursday and on friday are the first practices on the national champioships. It’s a great honor to be invited to the independence day reception. Timing for the party isn’t really optimal, but at least I get something else to think about.

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This year the championships are held in Rauma, and it’s the last competition which results are taken into account when choosing skaters for the European championships, to which Finland can send three ladies. The primary criteria when selecting skaters is the seasonal best score that is counted from international senior competitions and from the nationals. Before the nationals the SB-ranking is following: Jenni Vähämaa (163.29), Susanna Pöykiö (162.26), Kiira Korpi (154.26), Laura Lepistö (152.15) and Alisa Drei (139.30). Alisa Drei is injured and is not taking part in the competition, as isn’t Jenni Vähämaa who’s competing at the Junior Grand Prix Final at the same time.

As far as I know the competition is not shown on television.

Competitiors in senior ladies
1. Lepistö Laura (EsJt)
2. Vesamäki Elina (EsJt)
3. Hietaniemi Henriikka (MTK)
4. Pöykiö Susanna (OLK)
5. Lähdeoja Melisa (RU)
6. Korpi Kiira (Tappara)
7. Laksola Niina (Tappara)

Schedule (local time)
Saturday, 8th December: Ladies short program 16.00 – 16.59
Sunday, 9th December: Ladies free skate 17.05 – 18.13

Competition homepage
http://www.raumanurheilijat.fi/smkisat/index.php

Results page
http://www.raumanurheilijat.fi/smkisat/smtulokset.php

12月1日付けで公式サイトに掲載されたニュースの内容

モスクワで行なわれたロシア杯で、私はパーソナルベストとGP大会での順位ともに更新できました。ショートプログラムは完璧でしたが、フリースケートの出だしで失敗してしまい、少し残念な気持ちでした。でも今では前向きに考えています。頑張ってきたコンポーネンツスコアがよかったことにとても満足していますが、まだまださらなる可能性があります。モスクワ遠征はよかったですね。会場も素晴らしいし、観客の皆さんが驚くほど多くて。特にフリーのときの雰囲気は最高でした。

帰国するときに少し残念なことがありました。最終日、私たちは閉会パーティに出席したのですが、選手団がなにかの食中毒にやられてしまったのです。私のコーチと2人のフィンランド人審判員が飛行機の中で本当に具合が悪くなりました。幸い、私はそれほど酷くなかったのですが。

私は月曜と火曜は休んで、水曜と木曜にリンクに上がっていろいろやったのですが、胃のあたりが変に感じました。念のため金曜日に病院に行き、抗生物質の処方箋をもらいました。今では体調もよく、何の心配もありません。来週は木曜日に独立記念日のパーティに出席して、金曜日は国内大会の公式練習が始まります。独立記念日のレセプションに招かれるのは、非常に栄誉なことです。パーティが開かれる日程は最善ではないですが、少なくとも別の問題として考えるべきことです。

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