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[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.

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

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。

www.kiirakorpi.fi

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