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Worlds 2008 Kiira Korpi in 4th place after short program

Kiira is in 4th place after a flawless short program. Differences inside top ten are extremely small so now would be great time for the first clean free skate of the season. But anyway, it’s been a long time since Finnish lady has skated in the final group.

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES   PCS SS TR PE CH IN Deduction StN.
1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 64.28 36.34   27.94 7.07 6.64 7.07 6.96 7.18 0.00 #46
2 Mao ASADA JPN 64.10 35.22   28.88 7.43 6.89 7.36 7.21 7.21 0.00 #45
3 Yukari NAKANO JPN 61.10 34.83   26.27 6.68 6.21 6.64 6.68 6.64 0.00 #42
4 Kiira KORPI FIN 60.58 34.22   26.36 6.68 6.29 6.68 6.64 6.68 0.00 #50
5 Yu-Na KIM KOR 59.85 32.71   28.14 7.21 6.71 7.00 7.14 7.11 1.00 #48
6 Joannie ROCHETTE CAN 59.53 32.99   26.54 6.68 6.25 6.71 6.75 6.79 0.00 #44
7 Sarah MEIER SUI 59.49 32.17   27.32 6.86 6.54 6.96 6.86 6.93 0.00 #49
8 Miki ANDO JPN 59.21 31.93   27.28 6.96 6.43 6.89 6.96 6.86 0.00 #43
9 Kimmie MEISSNER USA 57.25 30.54   26.71 6.82 6.39 6.71 6.79 6.68 0.00 #53
10 Beatrisa LIANG USA 52.81 30.30   22.51 5.79 5.32 5.68 5.71 5.64 0.00 #29

Kiira’s thoughts after the short program on Aamulehti (including video interview):

Toepick to ice, hands forward, eyes to the end of rink and it’s go! Tango for Kiira Korpi played flawlesly already for fifth time during the season. The great short program was rewarded with a score of 60,58 which put the girl from Tampere on fourth place.

– Placing is just an extra. Above all I’m very satisfied on my performance. I almost got lost during the program Korpi reveals.

Korpi took a little misstep after the layback spin. In an unfamiliar arena the brains were strugling whether to continue left or right.

– I got totally disoriented for a moment. I didn’t know where the judges were sitting. Because of that there was a part of improvised choregraphy before the step sequence and I almost got late to the axel-jump.

Judges did not notice the little wandering because they marked only plusses to the score sheet. Also the component scores were consistently above six points.

– Differences in scores are extremely small. I just have to reset the current situation start gathering strength for tomorrow.

Behind Korpi are four skaters within two points, including reigning champion Miki Ando and bronze medalist Yu-Na Kim.

Aamulehti / Elina Paasonen

YLE sports news on Wednesday (1:59): http://areena.yle.fi/toista?quality=hi&id=1155115

Free skate is due Thursday evening starting at 18:30 local time. Kiira is the third skater in the last group and takes on the ice around 21:50 local time.

Full starting orders and live results (which hopefully work this time) available here:
http://static.sportresult.com/sports/figureskating/live/results/wc2008/SEG004.HTM

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