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[NHK Trophy] Kiira to Gala Exhibition

Finland's Kiira Korpi performs during an exhibition at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Nagoya, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.  (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

Finland's Kiira Korpi performs during an exhibition at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Nagoya, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

The Nippon Gaishi Ice Arena

Here is the program of the show:

name Nation place
1 Fanfare
2 Opening with Kids
3 Presentation of Participants
4 unknown
5 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS Pair 2nd
6 Rachael FLATT USA Lady 2nd
7 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA Dance 3rd
8 Yuzuru HANYU JPN Men 4th
9 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA Pair 4th
10 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN Lady 3rd
11 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN Dance 2nd
12 Florent AMODIO FRA Men 3rd
13 Mao ASADA JPN
break
14 Cathy REED / Chris REED JPN
15 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN Pair 3rd
16 Kiira KORPI FIN Lady 4th
17 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS Dance 4th
18 Jeremy ABBOTT USA Men 2nd
19 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN Pair 1st
20 Carolina KOSTNER ITA Lady 1st
21 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA Dance 1st
22 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN Men 1st
23 Finale

Choreographer David Wilson

World class choreographer David Wilson is responsible of creating Kiira’s new Evita -long program.

YLE Sport News made a story of Wilson and Korpi working together.

[NHK Trophy]Kiira’s got 4th place in final ranking

Kiira ended the NHK Trophy 2010 in Nagoya with a final 4th place, and a good FS; fantastic Program Components, but once again with a Technical Elements score not good enough to ensure her top positions. She realized 148,44 score, and it’s been a pity, ’cause podium was far less than two points…
Anyway, important points for one of her season’s target: be in the first six positions of Grand Prix ranking, to take part to finals in China.
Well done Kiira, we all saw the famous Finnish “sisu”!

http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpjpn2010/CAT002RS.HTM

[NHK Trophy] Kiira’s 5th after SP

Kiira’s got a 52,60 score after her SP: she’s 5th in the ranking at the moment, quite close to first, Carolina Kostner.

Here is the results:
http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpjpn2010/SEG003.HTM

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 57.27 27.52 29.75 7.50 7.11 7.46 7.54 7.57 0.00 #11
2 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 56.10 29.81 26.29 6.61 6.18 6.79 6.61 6.68 0.00 #6
3 Rachael FLATT USA 53.69 28.29 25.40 6.50 6.07 6.36 6.39 6.43 0.00 #9
4 Ashley WAGNER USA 52.93 27.34 25.59 6.50 6.14 6.43 6.43 6.50 0.00 #5
5 Kiira KORPI FIN 52.60 23.89 28.71 7.18 6.86 7.29 7.18 7.39 0.00 #10
6 Caroline ZHANG USA 50.71 25.93 24.78 6.36 6.04 6.18 6.29 6.11 0.00 #8
7 Jenna MCCORKELL GBR 49.07 26.36 22.71 5.96 5.25 5.82 5.64 5.71 0.00 #4
8 Mao ASADA JPN 47.95 20.00 28.95 7.57 6.96 7.07 7.32 7.25 1.00 #12
9 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 44.51 18.65 25.86 6.61 6.00 6.54 6.54 6.64 0.00 #7
10 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 43.66 21.49 23.17 5.89 5.54 5.86 5.79 5.89 1.00 #3
11 Lena MARROCCO FRA 41.67 22.99 19.68 5.18 4.64 5.00 4.96 4.82 1.00 #1
12 Diane SZMIETT CAN 31.90 14.04 18.86 5.14 4.50 4.61 4.79 4.54 1.00 #2

Not a perfect performance, she’s been punished by Technical Elements: and she’s not new to this, unfortunately.

And here is the starting order for FS:
http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpjpn2010/SEG004.HTM
Kiira will skate 2nd in the 2nd Group.

Waiting for tomorrow, come on Kiira!

NHK Trophy 2010-2011

NHK Trophy 2010-2011
Nagoya, Japan. 21.10.2010 – 24.10.2010.
Nihon Gaishi Arena

NHK Trophy is this weekend! Kiira will start her competition on Friday the 22nd with the Short Program and on Saturday is time for the Free Skating.

Schedule:

Times are local time in Japan (GMT+9). Finnish time is -6 hours.

Date Time Category Segment
22.10.2010
15:00:00 Ice Dance Short Dance
17:03:00 Pairs Short Program
19:00:00 Ladies Short Program
23.10.2010
12:20:00 Men Short Program
14:30:00 Ice Dance Free Dance
16:35:00 Pairs Free Skating
18:47:00 Ladies Free Skating
24.10.2010
12:00:00 Men Free Skating

In SP Kiira is skating as the 4th skater in the second group, so she will be competing at around ~20:20 (14:20 Finnish time).

TV schedule in Finland (local time):

Saturday, Short Program:
TV2 at 14:45-16:30
TV2 at 18:00-18:50 (recap of SP highlights)

Saturday, Free Skating:
TV2 at 13:55-15:10

Sunday, Exhibition Gala show:
TV2 at 15:05-16:35

New official site of Kiira Korpi

At the same day as we unveiled our new site, the new official site at www.kiirakorpi.fi has been published today.

New kiirakorpi.fi

Kiira Korpi's new official site - www.kiirakorpi.fi

It features a Twitter feed, new photo and video gallery and a events calendar. There is also a mood meter which Kiira says she update with her phone during competitions and upload photos!

We hope everyone likes the both new sites, these are a great way to cheer Kiira for the new season! Everything is renewed now!

We have a new site!

Welcome to a brand new Kiira-Korpi.net site!

We have moved our site to Finland, which should provide much faster browsing experience for most of our visitors. Also the login and commenting problems should be a thing from the past now! If you have still problems, contact as at kiirakorpinet@gmail.com.

You can now find all articles from all of the different versions of this site from the archives! That is 435 blog posts from as far as February 2006! Happy reading and nostalgic feelings! There are some unreadable text in the articles because of Japanese characters, but you can just skip that text.

– Your admins.

Twitter Updates for 2010-10-11

  • Finlandia Trophy 2010: Kiira finished second only 2½ points behind Akiko Suzuki of Japan. Final results: http://bit.ly/a92q4U #

Personal best for Kiira at Finlandia Trophy 2010

Second place for Kiira in Vantaa 2010.
Here’s the final ranking:

Finlandia Trophy 2010

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Akiko SUZUKI JPN 166.57 2 1
2 Kiira KORPI FIN 164.02 1 2
3 Alena LEONOVA RUS 134.77 3 6
4 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS 132.13 5 3
5 Amanda DOBBS USA 131.36 6 4
6 Elena GLEBOVA EST 127.83 4 7
7 Sofia BIRYUKOVA RUS 124.32 9 5
8 Linnea MELLGREN SWE 116.47 7 9
9 Cecilia TÖRN FIN 116.31 8 8
10 Alisa MIKONSAARI FIN 98.16 10 10

A global good performance, but too many mistakes in triple jumps.
Anyway… well done Kiira, Akiko Suzuki is a very, very good skater, and this is another step towards the target of entering one of six places in top world ranking.

Twitter Updates for 2010-10-10

  • Finlandia Trophy 2010: Kiira is first after short program with 60.42 points! Second: Suzuki, third: Leonova. Results: http://bit.ly/9gfKgk #