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Congratulations, Kiira!

The whole Kiira-Korpi.net community wishes
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and congratulations for
the Nebelhorn Trophy victory!

Best wishes for the coming season!

Photos © Robin Ritoss, used with permission. Thanks, Robin!

Kiira Korpi SP Nebelhorn Trophy 2010

Kiira Korpi performs to her SP "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at Nebelhorn Trophy 2010 / photo © Robin Ritoss

Kiira Korpi performs to her FS "Evita" at Nebelhorn Trophy 2010 / photo © Robin Ritoss

Thanks pianomaya65 for uploading the video and tmsw11 for the info!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDnHCPlKzQQ

Kiira wins the Nebelhorn Trophy 2010!

Here’s the final ranking: she did a very good score too, just one point far from her personal best!

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Kiira KORPI FIN 162.88 1 1
2 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 145.92 4 2
3 Melissa BULANHAGUI USA 133.72 2 5
4 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 132.08 3 4
5 Jenna MCCORKELL GBR 130.45 7 3
6 Diane SZMIETT CAN 124.87 6 6
7 Francesca RIO ITA 121.07 5 7
8 Victoria MUNIZ PUR 99.87 9 12
9 Phoebe DI TOMMASO AUS 98.39 11 10
10 Karina JOHNSON DEN 95.80 12 8
11 Reyna HAMUI MEX 94.37 14 9
12 Myriam LEUENBERGER SUI 93.66 13 11
13 Alexandra KUNOVA SVK 89.99 10 13
WD Sarah HECKEN GER

Well done, Kiira!

Neberhorn Trophy 2010 medalists

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.

"If I were a baseball player" by Kiira Korpi

Kiira Korpi threw out the opening pitch for Doosan Bears / photo © NeWSIS

Kiira Korpi, now in South Korea, threw out the opening pitch at Doosan Bears vs SK Wyverns professional baseball game on 20th April.

According to the news, Kiira was interested in the baseball fever in Korea and wanted to see baseball fans from the mound.

Thanks hmm and Sam for the comments, JM_Leee and YuNarsha for tweets.

A gallery for some photos

Thanks for the video, kyunghyang!
Kiira was taught how to respond to hand signals from the catcher and throw a ball… no, no, yes… strike!

[Festa on Ice] Day 1: April 16

Kiira Korpi of Finland performs during Festa on Ice 2010 at Olympic gymnasium on April 16, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. (April 15, 2010 - Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Kiira Korpi of Finland performs during Festa on Ice 2010 at Olympic gymnasium on April 16, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. (April 15, 2010 - Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images AsiaPac)

The first day of Festa on Ice gala was today, and Getty Images released four pictures taken today.

This post will be updated after more information surfaces. Please post comments if you know any more!

Rehearsal 1:

Rehearsal 2:

Highlights of Act 1:

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.

Kiira Korpi to Ice Show in South Korea!

Kiira Korpi to Ice Show in South Korea Photo: (c)Festa on Ice 2010

After participating to Tappara spring show on Sun. 11th April, Kiira Korpi will be invited to the ice show called “Festa on Ice 2010” which will be held in Seoul, South Korea. This will be her last public performance for 2009-2010 season.

Skaters such as Yu-na Kim, Brian Joubert… will also participate to the show.

I can’t read any Korean language… is anyone from Korea? Just help me!
The only thing I found is… they seems to write 키이라 코르피 for Kiira Korpi.

Official site:
http://www.festaonice.com/2010/main.html

Schedule:
1st Fri. April 16th 20:00
2nd Sat. April 17th 17:00
3rd Sun. April 18th 17:30

Venue:
Special Ice Link at The Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium,
Jamsil-dong, Seoul.

[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] FS Starting Order for Kiira Korpi

Kiira Korpi / Photo:YLE

The starting order of Free Skating was announced.
Kiira Korpi will skate as the 8th skater.
Ladies free skating starts Feb. 25, 17:00 in Vancouver time.

Go to catch up, Kiira!

[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