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Euros 2009 Short Program results

Well, let me start live results. The 7th group is coming up next and the recent result is here.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS
48.62 1
2 Irina MOVCHAN
UKR
46.48 2
3 Tugba KARADEMIR
TUR
46.26 3
4 Nella SIMAOVA
CZE
45.24 4
5 Annette DYTRT
GER
44.06 5
6 Teodora POSTIC
SLO
43.28 6
7 Candice DIDIER
FRA
42.84 7
8 Francesca RIO
ITA
42.24 8

16:17 – The 1st skater of the 7th group, Alena LEONOVA from Russia, 5th place.

16:23 – Ivana REITMAYEROVA from Slovakia got 2nd place. Yes, Laura is coming next!

16:30 – Great! Laura LEPISTÖ  got 1st place! Congrats!

16:38 – Elena GLEBOVA, Estonia, 9th,  Elene GEDEVANISHVILI, Georgia, is coming.

16:44 – Gedevanishvili, 19th… sorry for that.

16:46 – The 8th group skaters start warming up.
I can see so many audience with Finnish flags in the venue. How great!
Go Kiira! Go Susanna!

16:52 – Warming up is over and Jenna MCCORKELL from UK is coming.

16:56 – Mccorkell, 2nd place and yes, the next is… Kiira Korpi! 
So much applause!!!

17:03 – Kiira finished with 47.60pt and the place is…  5th. Damn… Sorry Kiira.

17:05 – Stefania BERTON, Italy coming. and the place was… 15th.

17:11 – Julia SEBESTYEN, Hungary, starts skating. The place was 12th.

17:17 – Yes, Susanna PÖYKIÖ is just coming! Go Susanna!!
So much applause, too!!! Wow, very clean skating! Will she win the SP?
She got 56.06 pt and was 2nd place. Laura still 1st and Kiira 6th.

17:24 – Carolina KOSTNER is coming. She jumped high but feld before jumping.

17:30 – Kostner, 3rd!!!

Finally, Laura is 1st , Susanna 2nd and Kiira 7th after SP. Here is the results.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Laura LEPISTÖ
FIN
56.62 1
2 Susanna PÖYKIÖ
FIN
56.06 2
3 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
51.36 3
4 Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR
50.00 4
5 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS
48.62 5
6 Ivana REITMAYEROVA
SVK
48.00 6
7 Kiira KORPI
FIN
47.60 7
8 Irina MOVCHAN
UKR
46.48 8

Well, we know the phrase, “Tomorrow never knows” and tomorrow must be the day for Kiira.

And Congrats for Laura and Susanna for now.
Go, Strong Finland!! Hyvää Suomi!!

Euros 2009 Ready for the competition

Kiira and other Finnish ladies arrived to Helsinki on wednesday and held the last press conference before the competition. Here’s some material:

YLE sports news

Finnish ladies ready to skate in front of the home audience

The Finnish trio is waiting for the short program that starts the ladies competition on friday.

Kiira Korpi tells that she has moved forward in her training after the nationals.

– I still don’t have much training behind me because I didn’t get back on ice until December, but it looks good. I’ve been healthy and I’m eagerly waiting for the competition.

Korpi refuses to take any pressures about medals because it’s only her second competition of the season and she’s not in as good condition as she could be.

– On other hand in the nationals I showed quality and good nerves can take you long way.

There’s a good spirit in the team and the trio aims for the best possible results a whole. Naturally everybody has their own goals and they concentrate on their own performances.

– It’s great that Finland got to arrange this event and we are happy and proud that we can skate in front of a big audience, Korpi smiles.

MTV3 sports news

Korpi increased the difficulty of her programs

Kiira Korpi beat the long illness in December, attended to the nationals and took her first title. It was the first competition of the season for her.

The European Championships in Helsinki are Kiira’s second competition of the season. Opponents are more than challenging for the former bronze medalist.

– At the beginning of december I was thinking that the season is over. Tuesday morning at the Tampere railway station I was like, here I am, going to the Euros, good mooded Korpi told in Helsinki.

Korpi knows that the difficulty level at the nationals is not enough for podium at the Euros. The title dropped on her lap after her fellow competitors Laura Lepistö and Susanna Pöykiö had subpar performances.

– My programs have been increased in difficulty, but there won’t be any triple-triples. Much of the effort has been put into transitions and the step sequence, Korpi tells.

After the nationals she has been able to practice almost normally.

– Training load has been increased constantly, but there hasn’t been as much additional excersises as there could have been, Korpi admits.

Nelonen videos

Kiira Korpi doesn’t take risks. Korpi who didn’t get back into normal training until in December admits that she has taken steps for better. Programs are increased in difficulty, but Korpi has put the pressure for a medal aside and is concentrating on solid performances.

Finnish ice-princesses ready to fight. Ladies free-skate will be followed by an sold out arena with 10000 spectators. The tough Finnish trio is ready to fight in the short program on friday.

Iltalehti videos

Euros 2009 Short Program Starting Order

    Group 7  
31 Alena LEONOVA
RUS
32 Ivana REITMAYEROVA
SVK
33 Laura LEPISTÖ
FIN
34 Elena GLEBOVA
EST
35 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI
GEO
    Group 8  
36 Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR
37 Kiira KORPI
FIN
38 Stefania BERTON
ITA
39 Julia SEBESTYEN
HUN
40 Susanna PÖYKIÖ
FIN
41 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA

Kiira is the 2nd skater of the last (8th) group.
According to the detailed schedule (pdf file), Kiira will skate 16:59 – 17:05 in local time (GMT +2:00).

Good Luck, Kiira!

Will be updated.