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Kiira wins Trophée Bompard!

With her new PB score (169,74!) Kiira has won the last competition of Grand Prix in Paris!

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Kiira KORPI
FIN
169.74 1 2
2 Mirai NAGASU
USA
167.79 2 1
3 Alissa CZISNY
USA
159.80 4 4
4 Cynthia PHANEUF
CAN
155.11 6 3
5 Mao ASADA
JPN
148.02 7 5
6 Haruka IMAI
JPN
145.47 3 9
7 Sonia LAFUENTE
ESP
143.60 8 6
8 Fumie SUGURI
JPN
138.18 5 8
9 Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
137.08 11 7
10 Sarah HECKEN
GER
130.17 9 10
11 Candice DIDIER
FRA
120.80 10 12
12 Lena MARROCCO
FRA
113.31 12 11

Detailed results here.

Just only one regret: she fails the GP Finals in Beijing for two – damned – points! What a pity…
But this isn’t so important, at the moment…
Kiira did it! Finally!
She deserved such a satisfaction.

[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.

[NHK Trophy]Kiira’s got 4th place in final ranking

Kiira ended the NHK Trophy 2010 in Nagoya with a final 4th place, and a good FS; fantastic Program Components, but once again with a Technical Elements score not good enough to ensure her top positions. She realized 148,44 score, and it’s been a pity, ’cause podium was far less than two points…
Anyway, important points for one of her season’s target: be in the first six positions of Grand Prix ranking, to take part to finals in China.
Well done Kiira, we all saw the famous Finnish “sisu”!

http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpjpn2010/CAT002RS.HTM

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!

Finlandia Trophy 2010 is coming!

Finlandia Trophy 2010 poster

Finlandia Trophy is coming soon! Ladies competition starts from Saturday October 9 2010!
Unfortunately, Laura (on the 2010 poster!) canceled to participate.

Venue
Ice Arena, Valtti Areena, Vantaa, Finland

Schedule (Ladies)
Short Program:  Sat, Oct. 9  15.00 – 16.20
Free Skating:  Sun, Oct. 10 13.25 – 14.55

Entries(Ladies)
EST Elena Glebova
FIN Kiira Korpi
FIN Alisa Mikonsaaari
FIN Cecilia Törn
JPN Akiko Suzuki
RUS Sofia Biryukova
RUS Alena Leonova
RUS Ksenia Makarova
SWE Linnea Mellgren
USA Amanda Dobbs

Go Kiira!!!

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

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:

"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 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: