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Kiira was featured in a story segment in the YLE TV1 sports news today on 28th of June 2009.

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Guest at Summeri television show


Kiira was a guest on YLE’s Summeri live television show on Tuesday 16th of June 2009. Summeri is an annual summer show targeted for children and teenagers which airs live every weekday during summer at 10:35 AM Finnish local time from Helsinki Swimming Stadium. The guest list for whole summer can be found here. The episode can be seen from Yle Areena until 23rd of June 2009.

Kiira’s 2009/2010 season

Kiira’s season will begin at 16 October in Paris..she’ll be also in China two weeks later.
News from Aamulehti

GP Series 2009/2010 Competitions Date Host Cities Finnish Ladies
FRANCE Trophée Eric Bompard  Oct. 15 – 18, 2009  Paris, France Kiira KORPI
RUSSIA Rostelecom Cup  Oct.22 – 25, 2009  Moscow, Russia Susanna POYKIO
CHINA Cup of China  Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2009  Beijing, China Kiira KORPI
JAPAN NHK-Trophy  Nov. 5 – 8, 2009  Nagano, Japan Laura LEPISTO
USA Skate America  Nov. 12 – 15, 2009  Lake Placid, NY, USA Susanna POYKIO
CANADA Skate Canada Nov. 19 – 22, 2009  Kitchener, ON, Canada Laura LEPISTO

Translation from Iltalehti

The original article is published in Iltalehti on 16.5.2009.
Text by Hilkka Tienhaara / photos by Sampo Rautamaa.

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Here is the whole translation of last weekend’s Iltalehti article. I’m sorry for the mistakes 🙂 I also translated little boxes next to the main article.  

Even walking was hard

Figure skater Kiira Korpi learned to appreciate things in a different way when she suddenly couldn’t take for granted the main meaning of her life.

European figure skating championships, ladies free skating at the full Hartwall-arena in the end of January. Kiira Korpi is concentrating to her first jump when her skates suddenly hits themselves. She fells down and crashes very fast to the board.

   The whole crowd sighs and thousands of Finnish flags go down but Kiira gets up. She holds her hips, bites her lip and limps to talk to the referee who gives her three minutes time to go on.

   Kiira decides to go on. The first lutz is limbo but after that we see the fighter on the ice. Triple salchow – douple toe loop is excellent and gorgeus step sequence gets the audience to ecstatic cheering. After ending her program Kiira thanks and leaves the ice.

It has gone for four months from this dramatic falling. Kiira goes back to those black moments and says that the blades of skates just hit together and after that there was nothing to do.
   “Human accident. Probably I was circling in too deep edge”
She says and admittes to afraid the worst a few seconds.
   “My hips and knee were hurt but luckily I didn’t hit my head. I have a bad experience of that six years ago. I fell down very badly in Vierumäki in a test skating and hit my head to the board so badly that I got a concussion.”

It was still quite close in EC that Kiira didn’t collapse and start to cry only because of the shock. The couch rescued the situation and said calmly that now we have a little resting break but soon we’ll continue.

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