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Future programs: no Worlds?

According to this article on YLE
Kiira most likely won’t be present at ISU Worlds in Japan, at the end of March: at the moment she’s practising on ice, but still no jumps on it, and her physical training is followed by a portuguese tennis coach, who already worked with Carolina Kostner and Mao Asada. In Kiira’s plans, technical aspects will be refined with coach Rafael Arutyunyan in March, when she’ll get back to Lake Arrowhead.
So, Kiira should skip the whole season: despite the encouraging opinions of portuguese Avila De Borba, this could be a relevant problem for her career. As we could see in the past, even recent, Kiira’s a fighter, and for sure she’s now suitably training, but… young Russian girls are running up at incredible speed, and even Ashley Wagner, who’s sharing same coach with Kiira, has been forced to modify her programs, ’cause latest results haven’t been so satisfying.
Well… only time will tell. So c’mon Kiira, wishing you the podium one more time!

Europeans in Budapest: results

As we already knew, Kiira skipped European Championships too: following, final results.
Russian Julia Lipnitskaia is the new European queen!

Pl. Name Nation Points
1 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS 209.72
2 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS 202.36
3 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 191.39
4 Alena LEONOVA RUS 178.15
5 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 173.37
6 Valentina MARCHEI ITA 165.25
7 Elena GLEBOVA EST 155.71
8 Nathalie WEINZIERL GER 151.88
9 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 146.45
11 Roberta RODEGHIERO ITA 141.25
12 Juulia TURKKILA FIN 140.31