World Clock


Finland

After Sheffield: lights and shades

Better performance of the season, best result in career (as well as TEB, in my opinion), two spots confirmed for Finland at next Euros. So, everything’s alright?

Well, I think not. Terribly too important, too severe, too heavy that misunderstanding with triple loop: Kiira really took the risk losing her silver medal (damn, probably every medal!), presenting, as a matter of fact, a FS with eleven elements only, and leaving behind about five-six points which wouldn’t have changed in better her ranking (luckily) in this competition, but which could relegate her even at fourth final place. Besides, without it is almost sure she would have got her new PB (breaking 170 points), and her best in FS (more than 110 points): and that’s saying a lot! Even within a performance in which, as usual, she argued with Flip (as rightly affirmed by Anna in the past, Kiira hardly ever had a “wrong edge” call: in Sheffield, she fell out even of this good habit…), and with very high Components as always, well then, Technical Elements Score has been torn down by such a stupid error.

That’s true, in new Judging System rules have become perhaps too many to remember, but it seems really difficult to believe that either Maaret, or Susanna became aware of such an incredible boob… and what about Finnish Federation? And even Shae-Lynn, or Maurizio Margaglio? Honestly, since Kiira didn’t run into this kind of mistakes neither in this season nor in the past, the thought coming to my mind is that during her performance she was a little bit confused, maybe thinking again about previous errors… who can say. Sure, “all’s well that ends well”, but…

Anyway, after a so hard season’s beginning, with so many physical problems, a great, great result indeed, who surely give her spirit and strength, with a view to Worlds in Nice: and this city brings back to Kiira’s mind many sweet memories…

At last, here’s a summary of Kiira’s performances in this season:

SP EXECUTED ELEMENTS Base Value NHK Cup of Russia Nationals Euros
2T+3T< 4.20 3.10
3T+3T< 7.00 4.90
3T+2T 5.40 5.90
3T+3T 8.20 8.90
3Lo 5.10 6.00 4.40 5.90
3Lo< 3.60 2.90
FSSp4 3.00 3.79 3.93 4.00 3.93
1A 1.10 0.50 0.50
2A 3.30 3.87 4.01
LSp3 2.40 2.76 2.83 3.19
LSp4 2.70 3.56
SlSt2 2.60 3.17
SlSt3 3.30 4.09 4.09 4.13
CCoSp4 3.50 4.07 4.36 4.36 4.29
PROGRAM COMPONENTS Factor/Average S c o r e s
Skating Skills 0.80 / 7.46 7.46 7.54 7.50 7.57
Transitions 0.80 / 7.14 7.14 7.18 7.07 7.14
Performance / Execution 0.80 / 7.25 7.25 7.39 7.39 7.75
Choreography 0.80 / 7.39 7.39 7.54 7.71 7.64
Interpretation 0.80 / 7.50 7.50 7.61 7.75 7.93
FS EXECUTED ELEMENTS Base Value NHK Cup of Russia Nationals Euros
3T+2T 5.40 5.20
3T+3T 8.20 7.70
2T+2T 2.60 2.60
2T 1.30 1.21
2S<< 0.40 0.11
2A+2T 4.60 5.03
FSSp1 2.00 2.86
FSSp4 3.00 3.71 3.79 3.79
2Lo 1.98x 2.11
ChSp1 2.00 3.10 3.10 3.30 2.90
2F 1.80 1.03
3S 4.20 4.80 2.80 3.40
3F 5.30 4.60
3S+2T 6.05x 6.25
2S+2T 2.86x 2.89 2.86 2.95
3Lo+2T+2Lo 9.02x 9.52 9.52
3Lo<+2T+2Lo 7.37x 6.67
2Lo+2T+2Lo 5.39x 5.56
3Lo 5.61x 5.61 5.91
SlSt3 3.30 4.09 3.94 4.30 3.80
2A 3.30 3.80
2A 3.63x 3.77 4.20 4.20 3.70
LSp3 2.40 2.83 3.26 2.90
LSp4 2.70 2.99
CCoSp3 3.00 3.93
CCoSp4 3.50 4.21 4.29 4.14
PROGRAM COMPONENTS Factor/Average S c o r e s
Skating Skills 1.60 / 7.14 7.14 7.39 7.68 7.32
Transitions 1.60 / 7.00 7.00 7.11 7.36 7.07
Performance / Execution 1.60 / 7.11 7.11 7.32 7.64 7.43
Choreography 1.60 / 7.39 7.39 7.39 8.14 7.43
Interpretation 1.60 / 7.36 7.36 7.43 7.96 7.54