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Golden Skate Awards 2015

Next 19th of December, at Palavela in Turin, Kiira’ll be among the stars of Golden Skate Awards’ ninth edition: other great international champions, like Evgeni Plushenko and Olympic reigning champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, are going to light up the event.
Come to Italy guys, it will be worthwhile!

GSA

New roles…

Waiting for the traditional Tappara’s Christmas show in Tampere, “Tule Joulu Kultainen”,

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Kiira’s become a new co-speaker of skating competitions for YLE, finnish broadcaster: she starts this week with Trophèe Eric Bompard, in Bordeaux (by the way, many congrats to Roberta Rodeghiero), until European Championships in Bratislava, on January 2016. Moreover, at Sky Sport 24 here in Italy (in these days, Fall in Milan is unusually mild), on 14th morning she’ll take part as a protagonist in “Sky Sport Style” program.

Kings on Ice: 2nd exhibition, Tallinn

Next October 18, in Tallinn (Estonia), at Tondiraba Jäähall, Kiira’ll be participating for another performance of the show “Kings on Ice”, born by an effort of Evgeni Plushenko.

Tallinn

Finlandia Trophy 2015: first exhibition

In front of home crowd, Kiira’s performed at Metro Areena in Espoo, for her first programmed exhibition, opening Finlandia Trophy 2015.
Next show gonna be in Tallinn, Estonia, next week: will follow monthly dates, among which Romania and Switzerland.

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Happy 27th birthday, Kiira!

27th-birthday
So many wishes from all of us!
Onnea paljon!
Tantissimi auguri!

Kiira leaves competitions!

Today, in a press conference, Kiira has announced her retirement from competitions.
A visibly moved Kiira met this morning with journalists to explain the reasons that led her to abandon sports competitions.
She explained that during the summer had no physical problems, but the reasons for continuing to work full-time on the ice go missing. The decision to retire would mature in late July; she recalled the numerous injuries suffered in recent years noting that, while feeling good at the moment, the physical problems would probably have begun to peep continuing in the competition season.
Kiira has however announced that she have no intention of abandoning the world of skating: in the near future, she will dedicate to ice shows and, in this regard, said to have already received several invitations. At the time, the first output should be at the opening ceremony of the Finlandia Trophy scheduled for early October, but it is possible that in while can present other opportunities.
She also added still hasn’t long-term programs, but to be about to begin studies to become a pilates instructor. Moreover, in the summer, she will work as a trainer at one of the Finnish camp.
Obviously, there have been thanking everyone who supported during the racing career. A first mention went to the various coaches and choreographers with whom she could work over time, to follow it happened to the family, sponsors and fans. Visibly excited and moved said: “Mine are tears of joy.”

Well… today, skating is a little bit poorer.
Best wishes for your new life, Kiira.
Tsemppiä uuteen elämään.
Auguri per la tua nuova vita.

ISU Grand Prix 2015/2016: TEB, again!

Here are the entries: Kiira will take part on Trophée Bompard in Bordeaux, from 13th to 15th of November. Only one chance, ’cause at the moment she’s 108 in world ranking…
Never mind, go for double!

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ISU: 2015/2016 season’s fixtures

Following, next season’s calendar published by ISU:

ISU Grand Prix
22/10/2015 – 25/10/2015: Milwaukee (USA), ISU Grand Prix Skate America
29/10/2015 – 01/11/2015: Lethbridge (CAN), ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada
06/11/2015 – 08/11/2015: Beijing (CHN), ISU Grand Prix Cup of China
13/11/2015 – 15/11/2015: Bordeaux (FRA), ISU Grand Prix Trophée Eric Bompard
20/11/2015 – 22/11/2015: Moscow (RUS), ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup
27/11/2015 – 29/11/2015: Nagano (JPN), ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy
10/12/2015 – 13/12/2015: Barcelona (ESP), ISU Grand Prix Finals

Challenger Series
16/09/2015 – 20/09/2015: Salt Lake City (USA), U.S. International Figure Skating Classic
24/09/2015 – 26/09/2015: Obertsdorf (GER), Nebelhorn Trophy
01/10/2015 – 03/10/2015: Bratislava (SVK), Ondrej Nepela Trophy
08/10/2015 – 11/10/2015: Espoo (FIN), Finlandia Trophy
15/10/2015 – 18/10/2015: Saransk (RUS), Mordovian Ornament
27/10/2015 – 01/11/2015: Graz (AUT), IceChallenge
18/11/2015 – 22/11/2015: Tallinn (EST), Tallinn Trophy
26/11/2015 – 29/11/2015: Warsaw (POL), Warsaw Cup
01/12/2015 – 06/12/2015: Sofia (BUL), Denkova-Staviski Cup
09/12/2015 – 12/12/2015: Zagreb (CRO), Golden Spin

New year’s dedicated to major events:
25/01/2016 – 31/01/2016: Bratislava (SVK), ISU European Figure Skating Championships
16/02/2016 – 21/02/2016: Taipei City (TPE), ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
28/03/2016 – 03/04/2016: Boston (USA), ISU World Figure Skating Championships

Tuktamysheva won Worlds 2015

Pl. Name Nation Points
1 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA
  RUS
210.36
2 Satoko MIYAHARA
  JPN
193.60
3 Elena RADIONOVA
  RUS
191.47
4 Gracie GOLD
  USA
188.96
5 Ashley WAGNER
  USA
185.01
6 Rika HONGO
  JPN
184.58

Worlds 2015: SP results

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
1 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 77.62 44.09 33.53 8.46 7.89 8.68 8.46 8.43 0.00
2 Elena RADIONOVA RUS 69.51 38.03 31.48 7.79 7.68 8.00 7.89 8.00 0.00
3 Satoko MIYAHARA JPN 67.02 37.19 29.83 7.57 7.29 7.43 7.43 7.57 0.00
4 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 65.48 35.31 30.17 7.50 7.29 7.61 7.64 7.68 0.00
5 Rika HONGO JPN 62.17 34.69 27.48 6.89 6.68 7.04 6.86 6.89 0.00
6 Zijun LI CHN 61.83 33.60 28.23 7.11 6.71 7.18 7.07 7.21 0.00
7 Polina EDMUNDS USA 61.71 33.94 27.77 6.96 6.61 7.14 7.07 6.93 0.00
8 Gracie GOLD USA 60.73 29.82 30.91 7.82 7.39 7.71 7.82 7.89 0.00
9 Anna POGORILAYA RUS 60.50 32.41 29.09 7.36 7.21 7.11 7.43 7.25 1.00
10 Alaine CHARTRAND CAN 60.24 33.73 26.51 6.64 6.32 6.68 6.71 6.79 0.00
11 Ashley WAGNER USA 57.81 28.09 30.72 7.79 7.54 7.46 7.82 7.79 1.00
12 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 57.08 31.33 25.75 6.39 6.11 6.61 6.57 6.50 0.00
13 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 56.28 29.05 27.23 6.79 6.46 7.04 6.86 6.89 0.00
14 Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 54.40 31.29 23.11 5.79 5.50 5.82 5.89 5.89 0.00
15 So Youn PARK KOR 53.95 30.78 24.17 6.14 5.79 6.04 6.14 6.11 1.00
16 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 52.11 28.39 24.72 6.25 5.86 6.18 6.25 6.36 1.00
17 Roberta RODEGHIERO ITA 51.42 29.33 22.09 5.64 5.25 5.61 5.61 5.50 0.00
18 Hae Jin KIM KOR 50.03 28.82 21.21 5.57 5.04 5.36 5.25 5.29 0.00
19 Nicole SCHOTT GER 49.29 26.81 22.48 5.75 5.43 5.57 5.71 5.64 0.00
20 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 49.25 27.57 21.68 5.39 5.18 5.54 5.50 5.50 0.00
21 Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 48.13 24.91 23.22 5.86 5.64 5.68 5.96 5.89 0.00
22 Dasa GRM SLO 47.21 26.44 20.77 5.36 4.89 5.32 5.18 5.21 0.00
23 Angelina KUCHVALSKA LAT 45.74 26.73 21.01 5.36 5.04 5.29 5.29 5.29 2.00
24 Giada RUSSO ITA 43.85 23.65 20.20 5.00 4.75 5.21 5.07 5.21 0.00
25 Natalia POPOVA UKR 43.60 22.91 21.69 5.61 5.18 5.39 5.61 5.32 1.00
26 Ivett TOTH HUN 43.47 25.87 19.60 5.18 4.71 4.82 5.00 4.79 2.00
27 Eliska BREZINOVA CZE 43.37 24.96 19.41 5.07 4.57 4.79 5.00 4.82 1.00
28 Aleksandra GOLOVKINA LTU 43.16 23.11 21.05 5.39 5.07 5.21 5.43 5.21 1.00
29 Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 41.84 22.60 19.24 5.11 4.50 4.82 4.82 4.79 0.00
30 Netta SCHREIBER ISR 41.84 21.56 20.28 5.29 4.71 5.00 5.21 5.14 0.00
31 Kiira KORPI FIN 41.11 16.26 25.85 6.75 6.21 6.00 6.64 6.71 1.00

Damn. A real disaster. What’s happened?
Worst flop in career, Kiira said. That’s true, indeed. Two “open” jumps, not valid so not counted for score, with Axel not executed, a missing combination because of a fall on Triple Flip (I’ll never understand the reason why she keeps on trying with his kind of jump, which could get her so many points but really never digested, even in the past)… in the end, no qualification for FS (reserved for top 24), and no more slots for Finland next Worlds.

Probably, higher level’s competitions before these Championships were too few, besides some training problems: and technical skills to improve at all, ’cause she has all the chances to do it.
Remember Goteborg 2008, her tears after that ninth place? Seemed a failure… still remains the best performance at Worlds (with 2011).
It’s been a pity, but as Scarlett O’Hara said, ending “Gone with the wind”…  (to be continued)