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[Euros 2011] Kiira is ready to go!

Kiira Korpi in practice at Euros 2011 / photo © Kari Kuukka

According to her manager and a journalist, Kiira arrived in Bern, Switzerland

on Wednesday and Kiira skated very well during practice!

Also Kiira tweeted about it on twitter.

Now, the time has come!

Go for it, Kiira!

Related links:

Kiira Korpi Official Fan Club on facebook

Tomas Whitehouse, photographer

http://www.tomaswhitehouse.com/2011/01/27/ec2011/
http://www.tomaswhitehouse.com/ec2011/

Kari Kuukka, photographer
http://kkuukka.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/kiira-kiira-kiira/
http://www.docimages.org/m/ec2011-skating/

Kiira Korpi in Finlandia Trophy 2010 / Photo (c) Kari Kuukka #just read QR code above with your mobile

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.

New official site of Kiira Korpi

At the same day as we unveiled our new site, the new official site at www.kiirakorpi.fi has been published today.

New kiirakorpi.fi

Kiira Korpi's new official site - www.kiirakorpi.fi

It features a Twitter feed, new photo and video gallery and a events calendar. There is also a mood meter which Kiira says she update with her phone during competitions and upload photos!

We hope everyone likes the both new sites, these are a great way to cheer Kiira for the new season! Everything is renewed now!

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.

Media:

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 and Puma continuing their co-operation

PUMA Complete Running © 2010 Puma

PUMA Complete Running © 2010 Puma

Puma will continue as Kiira’s sponsor, and Kiira will be the cover of Puma’s new “PUMA Complete Running” -collection as stated in a press release by Puma.

In the press release Kiira praises Puma’s gear and says that they have proved to work well during exercise. She also says that the last season was a positive experience from the ill health 2008-2009 season, and the highlight of the season was of course the Vancouver Olympics. Still a lot of things to improve and the summer will indeed be a busy one. Both of the programs are going to be renewed with a new choreography.

[Worlds 2010] Kiira Korpi's Short Program

Kiira fell the first jump and got 51.72 points from her Short Program and placed on 8th place. Before the last group of 6 skaters she is 11th.

Video:

Interview:

Results:
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[Vancouver 2010] Kiira Korpi was 11th overall

Kiira skated well in the Free Skating and got her all time best score of 108.61 and finished 11th in final standings.

In an interview afterwards, she also said (again) that she is going to continue to at least the next Olympics at Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Kiira in the kiss and cry of Vancouver 2010 Free Skating. Image: AFP

Well done, Kiira!

Media coverage:

To get (bad) translations use Google Translate.

Final results:

Rank # Start # Nationality Name SP Rank SP Score FS Rank FS Score Total Score
1 21 Korea KIM Yu-Na 1 78.50 1 150.06 228.56
2 22 Japan ASADA Mao 2 73.78 2 131.72 205.50
3 23 Canada ROCHETTE Joannie 3 71.36 3 131.28 202.64
4 24 United States NAGASU Mirai 6 63.76 5 126.39 190.15
5 20 Japan ANDO Miki 4 64.76 6 124.10 188.86
6 16 Finland LEPISTO Laura 10 61.36 4 126.61 187.97
7 19 United States FLATT Rachael 5 64.64 8 117.85 182.49
8 14 Japan SUZUKI Akiko 11 61.02 7 120.42 181.44
9 13 Russian Federation LEONOVA Alena 8 62.14 10 110.32 172.46
10 17 Russian Federation MAKAROVA Ksenia 12 59.22 9 112.69 171.91
11 8 Finland KORPI Kiira 17 52.96 11 108.61 161.57
12 7 Canada PHANEUF Cynthia 14 57.16 13 99.46 156.62
13 12 Korea KWAK Min-Jung 16 53.16 12 102.37 155.53
14 18 Georgia GEDEVANISHVILI Elene 9 61.92 17 93.32 155.24
15 10 Switzerland MEIER Sarah 15 56.70 14 96.11 152.81
16 15 Italy KOSTNER Carolina 7 63.02 19 88.88 151.90
17 11 Hungary SEBESTYEN Julia 13 57.46 16 93.80 151.26
18 6 Germany HECKEN Sarah 23 49.04 15 94.90 143.94
19 3 China LIU Yan 19 51.74 18 91.73 143.47
20 9 Australia LEE Cheltzie 18 52.16 20 86.00 138.16
21 4 Estonia GLEBOVA Elena 20 50.80 22 83.39 134.19
22 2 Spain LAFUENTE Sonia 22 49.74 21 83.77 133.51
23 5 Uzbekistan GIMAZETDINOVA Anastasia 24 49.02 23 82.63 131.65
24 1 Turkey KARADEMIR Tugba 21 50.74 24 78.80 129.54

[Vancouver 2010] Kiira Korpi got 52.96 pt for SP

Kiira Korpi skates her SP, Vancouver 2010 / photo:AP

Kiira Korpi fell the first element, triple lutz combo and got 52.96 points for her short program.
After 20 skaters, Kiira is now 7th place. Kiira is 17th place after SP.
See here for further results:

Media Coverage:

Aamulehti

Helsingin Sanomat

YLE

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http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-figure-skating/schedule-and-results/ladies-short-program_fsw010201aj.html

Interview of Kiira and Laura in Vancouver

The Finnish broadcasting company made an interview of Kiira and Laura when they were preparing for the competitions in Vancouver Olympic village.