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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.

Video interview: Beginning of season 2010-2011

Yle sport news presented today an interview about Kiira and her coach Maaret Siromaa who talked about the begining of season 2010-2011.


Student athlete 2009 award ceremony

Kiira was awarded the student athlete of the year 2009 award last February, as we reported earlier. But since she couldn’t attend the award ceremony earlier, the award was given separately on Wednesday the 12th of May 2010.

In the ceremony at the University of Tampere there were representatives from the Finnish Student Sports Federation and University of Tampere. After the trophy ceremony Kiira told about how helpful they have been while combining sports and studying.

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.

Sports gala 2010

The annual Finnish sports gala was held yesterday at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki. This year Kiira wasn’t nominated for any awards but she did announce one award winner. Laura Lepistö instead was nominated for the most rousing sports event of last year, but she didn’t win – instead the award went to cross country skier Aino-Kaisa Saarinen.

Holiday greetings

Happy holidays to all our readers! Today MTV3 aired a short interview after the sports news about Kiira’s christmas plans.

Nationals 2010: Silver!

Kiira was first today at the free skating with a score of 106,35. Laura did also a good free skate with almost the same score of 106,24 and because of yesterday Kiira finished second.

Final results:

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 167.79 1 2
2 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 159.28 2 1
3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 147.85 3 3
4 Alisa MIKONSAARI LL 133.70 4 4
5 Minna PARVIAINEN ETK 121.27 5 5
6 Henriikka HIETANIEMI HL 114.54 6 6

Free skating results:

Pl. Name Nation TSS
SS TR PE CH IN Deduction
1 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 106.35 47.60 58.75 7.61 6.71 7.46 7.57 7.36 0.00 #6
2 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 106.24 44.99 61.25 7.82 7.21 7.68 8.00 7.57 0.00 #5
3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 99.00 44.08 54.92 7.18 6.29 7.04 7.00 6.82 0.00 #4
4 Alisa MIKONSAARI LL 86.48 44.82 41.66 5.50 4.79 5.46 5.29 5.00 0.00 #3
5 Minna PARVIAINEN ETK 77.55 35.95 41.60 5.50 4.75 5.29 5.25 5.21 0.00 #2
6 Henriikka HIETANIEMI HL 74.60 33.41 41.19 5.32 5.00 5.04 5.32 5.07 0.00 #1

Judges Score (pdf)

Short Program
Free Skating

Media coverage:

Nationals 2010: Short Program

Kiira skated her Short Program after Laura and Susanna, and got 52.93 points which leaves her at second place at this point. Laura got 61.55 points and is leading now, and Susanna is third with 48.85 points. Kiira fell one jump and had couple of deductions.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Laura LEPISTÖ ESJT 61.55 1
2 Kiira KORPI TAPPA 52.93 2
3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ OLK 48.85 3
4 Alisa MIKONSAARI LL 47.22 4
5 Minna PARVIAINEN ETK 43.72 5
6 Henriikka HIETANIEMI HL 39.94 6

Interview after the SP (with translation, thanks Roikale95!):

Finnish Nationals tomorrow

Nationals 2010 posterAnna, one of our regulars, reported yesterday that the Finnish Figure Skating Association will show the nationals in internet LIVE in this address:

Live video feed:

Time schedule: (check clock at upper left corner on this page)

  • Ladies’ Short Program on Saturday at 15:24 – 16:07 Finnish time
  • Ladies’ Free Skating on Sunday at 16:35 – 17:28 Finnish time.

Official web page of the Nationals.

Official results will be posted here.

Kiira voted as best athlete from Tampere

Tommi Evilä, Kiira Korpi and Annika Urvikko. Picture: Pekka Saarinen - Aamulehti

Kiira was voted as the best athlete from Tampere today by the association of sport reporters of Tampere. This was the 50th time this poll was conducted. Long jumper Tommi Evilä got the second most votes and gymnast Annika Orvikko the thirst most. Kiira was awarded a challenge cup designed by Kalle Kaihari.