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Kiira voted as best athlete from Tampere

Tommi Evilä, Kiira Korpi and Annika Urvikko. Picture: Pekka Saarinen - Aamulehti

Kiira was voted as the best athlete from Tampere today by the association of sport reporters of Tampere. This was the 50th time this poll was conducted. Long jumper Tommi Evilä got the second most votes and gymnast Annika Orvikko the thirst most. Kiira was awarded a challenge cup designed by Kalle Kaihari.

Campaigning for swine flu vaccination

Kiira is appearing in a video to support swine flu vaccinations made for the Finnish national institute for health and welfare.

Interview before the Nationals

The Finnish Nationals are being held next weekend in Jyväskylä. There is no strict requirements for points, since the two places for the Olympics are given based on success in the Europeans next January in Tallinn, Estonia.

Kiira attended Valio‘s press conference in Valio Ice Cream Bar in Kamppi shopping center in Helsinki. Here is a short interview from Nelonen sport news which was aired 10th of December 2009. Remember to turn on English subtitles.