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[Euros 2012] Kiira to the Euros 2012!

ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2012 will be held this week at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Schedule
Friday, January 27     13:00 – 17:09     Ladies – Short Program
Saturday, January 28     17:30 – 21:23     Ladies – Free Skating
Sunday, January 29     13:30 – 16:00     Exhibition

Official site

Entries

No. Name Nation
1 Isabelle PIEMAN BEL
2 Karina JOHNSON DEN
3 Elena GLEBOVA EST
4 Kiira KORPI FIN
5 Juulia TURKKILA FIN
6 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA
7 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO
8 Nathalie WEINZIERL GER
9 Jenna MCCORKELL GBR
10 Chelsea Rose CHIAPPA HUN
11 Carolina KOSTNER ITA
12 Valentina MARCHEI ITA
13 Alena LEONOVA RUS
14 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS
15 Sonia LAFUENTE ESP
16 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE
17 Romy BÜHLER SUI
18 Myriam LEUENBERGER SUI

Go Kiira!!!

Finnish Nationals 2012

From 16th to 18th of December, in Tampere, will be hold Finnish Championships: the ice rink chosen for this competition will be the Tampere Ice Hall, also called “Hakametsä”, which is the usual training rink of Kiira.
SP is scheduled for Saturday 17/12, and FS for Sunday 18/12.

Of course, without the presence of Laura, won’t be a problem for Kiira being Finland’s Champion for the third time in career: besides, never so close to home…

[Rostelecom Cup] Kiira is 5th after SP

Rostelecom Cup (GP Russia) just started today!

After SP, Kiira is 5th with 55.81 points.

Result details

…will be updated soon!

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw_nDoVsgSM

 

Happy 23rd Birthday, Kiira!

It’s 26th September 2011 today… Yes!

The whole Kiira-Korpi.net community wishes

Happy Birthday to Kiira!!

Hope this coming season a fruitful and delightful one!

 

Kiira will skip Japan Open 2011

According to a Finnish journalist, Kiira will skip Japan Open 2011 due to leg pain.

The injury seemed not serious at all but they decided to skip the competition just to be safe.

No information on the official site of Japan Open yet.

She will start her season at Finlandia Trophy which will be held in 7-9 October at Vantaa, Finland.

Get well soon, Kiira!

Kiira on Japanese NHK TV programs

Kiira is frequently appearing on promotional videos for “Nordic Special” TV programs by NHK, Japanese public broadcasting organization – as you know, one of organizers of NHK Trophy (the other organizer is Japan Skating Federation).

In the videos, Kiira says “shi-a-wa-se” which means “Happiness” in Japanese.

“Nordic Special – from countries of happiness -” programs will be started from Sat, 23 to Sun, 31 July and they will introduce the charms of 5 Nordic countries with 70 programs for 80 hours.

 

Yesterday, I found a really huge poster of Kiira at Shinjuku station in Tokyo! Wow!

Kiira on a huge poster at Shinjuku station, Tokyo, Japan.

[Worlds 2011] Kiira finished 9th place

Kiira Korpi finished overall 9th place at Worlds 2011 in Moscow.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Miki ANDO
JPN
195.79 2 1
2 Yuna KIM
KOR
194.50 1 2
3 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
184.68 6 3
4 Alena LEONOVA
RUS
183.92 5 4
5 Alissa CZISNY
USA
182.25 4 5
6 Mao ASADA
JPN
172.79 7 6
7 Ksenia MAKAROVA
RUS
167.22 3 9
8 Kanako MURAKAMI
JPN
167.10 10 7
9 Kiira KORPI
FIN
164.80 9 8
10 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI
GEO
156.24 15 10
11 Sarah HECKEN
GER
155.83 12 11
12 Rachael FLATT
USA
154.61 8 14
13 Cynthia PHANEUF
CAN
152.78 13 12
14 Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
150.44 11 15
15 Joshi HELGESSON
SWE
149.08 16 13
16 Amelie LACOSTE
CAN
144.76 14 18
17 Viktoria HELGESSON
SWE
142.52 24 16
18 Bingwa GENG
CHN
140.78 19 17
19 Ira VANNUT
BEL
138.28 17 20
20 Juulia TURKKILA
FIN
136.68 22 19
21 Cheltzie LEE
AUS
133.65 18 21
22 Elena GLEBOVA
EST
124.78 20 22
23 Irina MOVCHAN
UKR
123.15 23 23
24 Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR
121.76 21 24

[Worlds 2011] Kiira to SP in Worlds

Ladies short program is just started!

ISU Official results page

Here is the starting order of Group 5

Group 5
25 Miki ANDO
JPN
26 Alissa CZISNY
USA
27 Kiira KORPI
FIN
28 Rachael FLATT
USA
29 Mao ASADA
JPN
30 Yuna KIM
KOR

Go for it, Kiira!!!

 

[Worlds 2011] More news on Worlds in Moscow

The rink that will host Worlds, as announced, will be Megasport Arena, a big structure completed in 2006, capable of 14000 seats and with all necessary equipment for athletes. Seats available for the public will be reduced to a maximum of 10000, to assure places for the press box and reserved seats. The ticket prices should be commensurate with European standards, probably in line with prices of Torino 2010. Just came out today on a Russian website a page to purchase tickets (only in Russian): should be out soon an official website.

The Russian government has ensured fast procedures for the granting of visas for athletes, coaches, officials and fans. As the calendar, still not official, should follow the originally intended: the arrival of the athletes on 24, qualifications on 25 and 26, opening ceremony, Pairs/Men SP on 27, Pairs/Men FP on 28, SD and Ladies SP on 29 , FD and Ladies FP on 30. The television coverage will be ensured by the RTR channel Russia 2, with the broadest coverage possible, inform the Russian newspapers.

ISU has left the entries scheduled for Tokyo, but are expected confirmation of the various federations. For now, we know that Yu-Na Kim reiterated his intention to participate, returned to Korea on March 20, has coached in Seoul but has been busy working with the Committee for the Olympic Games in 2018. Finnish sources say instead Laura Lepistö won’t go anyway. Will be present the Japanese team and the same ISU in its statement of March 24 expressed the belief that it will be welcomed with special attention and respect. It seems that a hotel chain has offered to host the delegation of Japan for free.

Official site

http://en.worldfigureskating.ru/

 

Here’s the timetable (Russian time) for Worlds:

Monday 25/4
14.00 Men’s qualifying

Tuesday 26/4
12.00 Dance qualifying
15.30 Women’s qualifying

Wednesday 27/4
13.00 Men’s SP
18.00 Pairs’ SP

Thursday 28/4
13.30 Men’s FS
18.30 Pairs’ FS

Friday 29/4
13.30 Women’s SP
18.30 SP Dance

Saturday 30/4
13.30 Women’s FS
18.30 FS Dance

Sunday 1/5
14.00 Gala

On 2/5, winners (and not only) will be on St. Petersburg’s ice for a second Gala.

[Worlds 2011] Moved To Moscow, April 24 – May 1

Yes, ISU decided the replacement place and date:

Worlds 2011 will be held in Moscow, Russia on April 24 – May 1, 2011.

Though it’s not in Turku, it’s nice to be held so soon – only one month’s delay.
Imagine, postponed to October even not in Japan… no way.

It’s sure Kiira will participate but how about Laura?
Is she in?

…will be updated!

 

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011
24 Mar 2011 11:48

In its statement of March 21, 2011 the ISU communicated the decision of the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) to decline holding the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011, initially allotted to the JSF and scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan this week.

In the meantime, the ISU has received applications to hold the Event during the months of April or May of this year from its Member federations in Austria (Graz), Canada (Vancouver), Croatia (Zagreb), Finland (Turku), Russia (Moscow) and USA (Colorado Springs or Lake Placid).

The ISU thanks those Member federations for their spontaneous reaction during these truly dramatic and exceptional circumstances emanating from the crisis in Japan and highly appreciates their efforts for having prepared an application on such short notice. The ISU reiterates that in the light of the dramatic situation in Japan the staging of sporting events becomes relatively secondary and a solution satisfying all involved is extremely difficult. Nevertheless, it is in the best interest of the ISU and its Members to hold the Championships as soon as possible.

The ISU has reviewed all applications received and after careful evaluation the ISU Council decided to allot the Championships to the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, to be held in the Megasport Arena in Moscow/Russia, on April 24-May 1, 2011.

The organization of this major Event with little time to prepare will require a high level effort from the Figure Skating Federation of Russia which has assured the ISU of its full cooperation including in areas such as easy access to entry visas and security. The preparation for the updating of all relevant details (time schedule, Announcement, entry confirmations etc) have already begun and the ISU will revert as soon as possible with the necessary information.

Under these extraordinary circumstances the ISU asks for the full cooperation and understanding of the skating community and all involved entities in making this a successful Event. The full cooperation of all participating ISU Member federations hopefully attending in full strength will be of utmost importance.

Finally, the ISU is convinced that the Japanese delegation coming to Moscow deserves and will receive special attention and respect. At a time like this, words cannot express feelings but the ISU wants to let the skating friends of the Japan Skating Federation and the people of Japan know that the thoughts and wishes of the Skating family continue to remain with them.

Ottavio Cinquanta                                         Fredi Schmid
President                                                     Director General