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from EEVA magazine text by Anu Kylvén, Photos by Sakari Majantie

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“Come and get me, my legs don’t carry me”

Kiira Korpi has just arrived from a holiday trip in Nice, where she went with her good friend, her sister and her sister’s boyfriend. She has still one week of holiday left in July, and the practising schedule for the Midsummer week was also eased down. The life of a professional athlete doesn’t seem to be so disciplined after all. But Kiira points out that summer is the time for basic conditioning for figure skaters. In July Kiira will visit the Olympic city Vancouver, where she will stay for 3 weeks. She will be joined by fellow athletes Laura Lepistö, Susanna Pöykiö and Jenni Vähämaa.

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