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[NHK Trophy] Kiira to Gala Exhibition

Finland's Kiira Korpi performs during an exhibition at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Nagoya, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.  (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

Finland's Kiira Korpi performs during an exhibition at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Nagoya, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

The Nippon Gaishi Ice Arena

Here is the program of the show:

name Nation place
1 Fanfare
2 Opening with Kids
3 Presentation of Participants
4 unknown
5 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS Pair 2nd
6 Rachael FLATT USA Lady 2nd
7 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA Dance 3rd
8 Yuzuru HANYU JPN Men 4th
9 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA Pair 4th
10 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN Lady 3rd
11 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN Dance 2nd
12 Florent AMODIO FRA Men 3rd
13 Mao ASADA JPN
break
14 Cathy REED / Chris REED JPN
15 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN Pair 3rd
16 Kiira KORPI FIN Lady 4th
17 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS Dance 4th
18 Jeremy ABBOTT USA Men 2nd
19 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN Pair 1st
20 Carolina KOSTNER ITA Lady 1st
21 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA Dance 1st
22 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN Men 1st
23 Finale

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.

[Festa on Ice] Day 2: April 17

According to the Wikipedia article of Festa on Ice, the show was splitted to two acts, and Kiira performed Butterfly in the first act and If I were a boy in the second act. Also both acts featured many performances by all of the skaters.

All skaters – I gotta feeling:

Kiira Korpi – Butterfly (starts at 2:28):

All ladies – Run devil run:

Kiira Korpi – If I were a boy:

All skaters – Abracadabra, Magic:

[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.

[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] 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

Euros 2010 Exhibition Gala video