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Twitter Updates for 2010-02-27

  • Kiira is now 1st place after 12 skaters finished FS. #
  • Kiira Korpi is now 1st place after 12 skaters finished their free skating. #Vancouver #Olympics #figure skating #
  • Both Kiira Korpi and Laura Lepisto got personal best scores of free skating. Congrats, Team FInland! #Vancouver #Olympics # figureskating #
  • Kiira korpi is now 5th place after 18 skaters finished. The last group started their warming up. #Vancouver #Olympics #figureskating #
  • Kiira Korpi was overall 11th. @fsonline Placements: Kim-1, Asada-2, Rochette-3, Nagasu-4, Ando-5, Lepisto-6 #Vancouver #

[Vancouver 2010] Kiira Korpi was 11th overall

Kiira skated well in the Free Skating and got her all time best score of 108.61 and finished 11th in final standings.

In an interview afterwards, she also said (again) that she is going to continue to at least the next Olympics at Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Kiira in the kiss and cry of Vancouver 2010 Free Skating. Image: AFP

Well done, Kiira!

Media coverage:

To get (bad) translations use Google Translate.

Final results:

Rank # Start # Nationality Name SP Rank SP Score FS Rank FS Score Total Score
1 21 Korea KIM Yu-Na 1 78.50 1 150.06 228.56
2 22 Japan ASADA Mao 2 73.78 2 131.72 205.50
3 23 Canada ROCHETTE Joannie 3 71.36 3 131.28 202.64
4 24 United States NAGASU Mirai 6 63.76 5 126.39 190.15
5 20 Japan ANDO Miki 4 64.76 6 124.10 188.86
6 16 Finland LEPISTO Laura 10 61.36 4 126.61 187.97
7 19 United States FLATT Rachael 5 64.64 8 117.85 182.49
8 14 Japan SUZUKI Akiko 11 61.02 7 120.42 181.44
9 13 Russian Federation LEONOVA Alena 8 62.14 10 110.32 172.46
10 17 Russian Federation MAKAROVA Ksenia 12 59.22 9 112.69 171.91
11 8 Finland KORPI Kiira 17 52.96 11 108.61 161.57
12 7 Canada PHANEUF Cynthia 14 57.16 13 99.46 156.62
13 12 Korea KWAK Min-Jung 16 53.16 12 102.37 155.53
14 18 Georgia GEDEVANISHVILI Elene 9 61.92 17 93.32 155.24
15 10 Switzerland MEIER Sarah 15 56.70 14 96.11 152.81
16 15 Italy KOSTNER Carolina 7 63.02 19 88.88 151.90
17 11 Hungary SEBESTYEN Julia 13 57.46 16 93.80 151.26
18 6 Germany HECKEN Sarah 23 49.04 15 94.90 143.94
19 3 China LIU Yan 19 51.74 18 91.73 143.47
20 9 Australia LEE Cheltzie 18 52.16 20 86.00 138.16
21 4 Estonia GLEBOVA Elena 20 50.80 22 83.39 134.19
22 2 Spain LAFUENTE Sonia 22 49.74 21 83.77 133.51
23 5 Uzbekistan GIMAZETDINOVA Anastasia 24 49.02 23 82.63 131.65
24 1 Turkey KARADEMIR Tugba 21 50.74 24 78.80 129.54

[Vancouver 2010] Kiira Korpi finished FS with PB score!

Kiira Korpi finished her free skating and got 108.61 points which would be her personal best score.

Congrats, Kiira!

Totally she got 161.57 points and now 1st place after 12 skaters finished their FS.

Will be updated…

Twitter Updates for 2010-02-25

  • Kiira is about to skate, warming up on the ice already. #
  • Kiira starts now! #
  • Kiira falls her lutz combination. #
  • Good program other way, but triple lutz combination falls. #
  • Kiira gets 52.96 points for short program. 1 deduction. Goes to 7th place. #
  • Sorry for her SP…she deserve to get 10 points more. ^takashi #
  • What a shame, without the fall it would have been pretty good program. #
  • Kiira is now 7th place after 20 skaters finished. Laura is coming next. #

[Vancouver 2010] FS Starting Order for Kiira Korpi

Kiira Korpi / Photo:YLE

The starting order of Free Skating was announced.
Kiira Korpi will skate as the 8th skater.
Ladies free skating starts Feb. 25, 17:00 in Vancouver time.

Go to catch up, Kiira!

[Vancouver 2010] Kiira Korpi got 52.96 pt for SP

Kiira Korpi skates her SP, Vancouver 2010 / photo:AP

Kiira Korpi fell the first element, triple lutz combo and got 52.96 points for her short program.
After 20 skaters, Kiira is now 7th place. Kiira is 17th place after SP.
See here for further results:

Media Coverage:

Aamulehti

Helsingin Sanomat

YLE

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http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-figure-skating/schedule-and-results/ladies-short-program_fsw010201aj.html

Twitter Updates for 2010-02-24

  • Vancouver 2010 Short Program is about to start in just a few hours. Kiira will skate as the 19th skater: http://bit.ly/aluc29 #

[Vancouver 2010] Short Program starting order

Interview of Kiira and Laura in Vancouver

The Finnish broadcasting company made an interview of Kiira and Laura when they were preparing for the competitions in Vancouver Olympic village.

Kiira presents figure skating in Yle olympic television

The Finnish broadcasting company is presenting different winter Olympic sports in their television coverage of Vancouver 2010 with the help of Finnish Olympic athletes and a young television host. Figure skating was featured last week, and the athlete presenting it was Kiira. The video has been recorded before Olympics in Hakametsä ice hall in Tampere where Kiira usually practices.