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Korpi, Lepistö and Pöykiö for the Euros 2009


Photo: Antti Aimo-Koivisto – Lehtikuva for Aamulehti

Today, the Finnish Figure Skating Association confirmed the Team Finland for European Championships 2009.

Kiira Korpi, Laura Lepistö and Susanna Pöykiö represent Finland for Ladies discipline.

Jenni Vähämaa and Minna Parviainen are substitute.

The competitioin take place in Helsinki at the end of January. 

Iltasanomat                                             Iltalehti
Iltasanomat  Iltalehti




Kiira won the Finnish Nationals 2008/09!!!

thmb_KorpiKiira211208_1.jpgPhoto from Nelonen

YES, KIIRA WON THE NATIONALS WITH
AS HIGH AS 167.13 POINTS!!!
CONGRATS, KIIRA!!!
:pint:
YOU REALLY CAME BACK!!!

Kiira Korpi loistopisteilla” Suomen mestaruuteen MTV3 18:14

Kiira Korpi luisteli SM-kultaa YLE 19:17

Kiira Korpi voitti Suomen mestaruuden HS 18:19

Kiira Korvelle SM-kultaa! Iltasanomat 18:20

Kiira Korpi luisteli mestariksi Iltalehti 18:20

Kiira Korpi luisteli mestariksi [Video] Nelonen 18:27

Kiira Korpi luisteli mestaruuteen [Photo gallery] Aamulehti 18:40

Finnish Nationals 2008/09 Free Skating

Here is the starting order of Free Skating.

StN. Name Nation Current Rank Points
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Heidi TOIVANEN KULS 7 31.74
2 Helena STENBACKA ETK 6 39.92
3 Henriikka HIETANIEMI MTK 5 42.55
Warm-Up Group 2
4 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 3 53.34
5 Minna PARVIAINEN ETK 4 45.71
6 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 1 55.36
7 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 2 54.53

Will be updated too…

Fazer Marianne

Marianne – the world’s famous Finnish mint candies filled with chocolate. 🙂

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Finnish Nationals 2008/09 News headlines

1627736-400_kiirakorpitaivu.jpgHere are some headlines from sports news and more:

20.12.2008
17:07Kiira Korpi iloitsi onnistuneesta paluusta (mtv3)
17:29Kiira Korpi comebackistaan: Outoa, mutta ihanaa! (Iltasanomat)
18:00Lepistö tasaisen lyhytohjelman paras (YLE)
18:00 Korpi: Ihan hyvä maku jäi (Interview with Kiira by YLE)
18:04 – Results Details updated
18:14Laura Lepistö johtaa SM-taitoluistelua (Helsingin Sanomat)
18:15Kiira Korpi hilpeänä: Tosi helpottunut olo (Iltasanomat)
19:45Kiira hehkui positiivisuutta (Iltalehti)
20:15Laura Lepistö johdossa taitoluistelun SM-kisoissa
(Video: Laura SP by Nelonen)
20:20Susanna Pöykiö toisena lyhytohjelman jälkeen (Video: Susanna SP by Nelonen)
20:25 – Kiira Korpi kesti paineet (Video: Kiira Short Program by Nelonen)
21:05Kiira Korpi hehkui onnistumisen iloa SM-jäällä (Aamulehti)
18:00 Laura Lepistö tasaisen lyhytohjelmakisan voittaja (STLL)
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19.12.2008
19:27 Korpi pahoillaan Vähämaan loukkaantumisesta (Helsingin Sanomat)

will be updated…

Finnish Nationals 2008/09 Short Program

Ladies Short program will start soon. Yes, I’ll do that as always – real time results.

15:40 – maybe a Zamboni running on the ice to resurface.
15:55 – it’s almost time to be started… ready? here we go, Kiira!!

I found that they wont update the results page live … Oh, come on. why… ?
I just found the results on Iltasanomat news pages:
17:19 – http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/uutinen.asp?id=1627725
17:29
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/uutinen.asp?id=1627727

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Laura Lepistö 55.36
Susanna Pöykiö 54.53
Kiira Korpi 53.34


Welcome back, Kiira!
and strong Laura and Susanna…

Yes, I’m watching sports news pages such like:

Any more information sites?

# Thanks Finner, for the results by email.

Finnish Nationals 2008/09 Starting Order

Ladies Short Program is just coming soon!
Starting order is here:
http://www.helsinginluistelijat.fi/yl/sm2009/SEG055.HTM

Kiira will skate… wow, the first of all!! Really!?

1 Kiira KORPI TAPPA
2 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT
3 Minna PARVIAINEN ETK
4 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK
5 Henriikka HIETANIEMI MTK
6 Helena STENBACKA ETK
7 Heidi TOIVANEN KULS

Yes Kiira, here we go!!

And Results of the Finnish Nationals are here:
http://www.helsinginluistelijat.fi/yl/sm2009/

Detailed schedule is here (pdf file):
http://hl.sporttisaitti.com/mp/db/file_library/x/IMG/18376/file/SM2009_Aikataulu101208.pdf

Picture

Found this picture, looks a bit like her.

Finnish nationals 2008/09 is coming!

8266857-big.jpgFinnish nationals 2008/09 (a.k.a. SM 2009) is coming soon!
It will be held this weekend, 19-21 December at Helsingin Jäähalli (Helsinki Ice Hall).

Schedule
Here is a summary of time schedule (senior Ladies only).

Friday 19.12.2008
  19:30 Draw (Finnish Sports Museum, Olympic Stadium)

Saturday 20.12.2008
Practices
  07:30 – 08:45 SM-seniors, Ladies, short program
Competitions
  15:55 – 16:59 SM-seniors, Ladies, short program

Sunday 21.12.2008
Practices
  08:35 – 09:35 SM-seniors, Ladies, free skating
Competitions
  17:00 – 18:17 SM-seniors, Ladies, free skating
  Award Ceremony approx. 18:30

Participants (Senior Ladies)37778947_235.jpg
Laura Lepistö EsJT
Jenni Vähämaa EsJT
Minna Parviainen ETK
Helena Stenbacka ETK
Heidi Toivanen KuLS
Henriikka Hietaniemi MTK
Susanna Pöykiö OLK
Kiira Korpi Tappara

Kiira, here comes your turn!
Just relax and do your best!

Will be updated day by day…