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Statistics SP

Here below, a summary of Kiira’s SP performances in the season.

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Kiira will skip even Worlds!

Today, the Finnish Figure Skating Association announced that Kiira won’t take part at next Worlds in Canada:

Source: http://www.stll.fi/?x2126=3370537

It seems that same, previous problems experienced at foot still aren’t solved, so she prefers to aim for next year’s Olympics. Her place will be taken by Juulia Turkkila.

Kiira will skip European Championships!

Due to an infection in left leg’s achilles after Christmas, Kiira is still not able to skate, and have not been able to skate for 2½ weeks. The infection is already healing, but she and her coaches have already made the decision not to take part in the Europeans. It would not be wise to skate there without no practice at all. Now it is best to concentrate on treatment and physiotherapy, and the target is already the Worlds next March in Canada.

Her place in the Europeans this year will be taken by Alisa Mikonsaari. Finland’s another skater for ladies is Juulia Turkkila.

Source: Finnish Figure Skating Association press release.

As reported today in Finnish newspapers:

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Fourth national title!

Kiira won Finnish Championships in Joensuu:

Pl. Name Club Points SP FS
1 Kiira KORPI TAPTL 170.05 1 1
2 Juulia TURKKILA HL 135.40 2 2
3 Alisa MIKONSAARI LRTL 128.12 10 3
4 Rosaliina KUPARINEN LTL 123.11 3 5
5 Beata PAPP HERME 122.19 7 4
6 Seidi RANTANEN ESJT 119.25 4 9
7 Leena RISSANEN TTK 115.73 6 8
8 Olivia TUUVA LL 114.83 9 7
9 Henriikka HIETANIEMI HL 113.45 12 6
10 Sera VÄISTÖ JOKA 112.24 5 11
11 Reetta ROMPPANEN LTL 107.59 13 10
12 Nea VIIRI ESJT 105.23 8 13
13 Eveliina VILJANEN PORIT 103.89 11 12
14 Timila SHRESTHA JTL 100.32 14 14

An easy victory, but not a great performance: Flip, Lutz, even Toeloop didn’t work as expected…

[Nationals] A very good SP

As easily expected, Kiira leads with an enormous advantage after SP, today in Joensuu:

Pl. Name Club TSS TES PCS
1 Kiira KORPI TAPTL 66.39 35.19 31.20
2 Juulia TURKKILA HL 45.57 22.89 23.68
3 Rosaliina KUPARINEN LTL 45.47 24.39 21.08
4 Seidi RANTANEN ESJT 44.83 23.95 21.88
5 Sera VÄISTÖ JOKA 41.57 22.81 19.76
6 Leena RISSANEN TTK 41.29 20.45 20.84
7 Beata PAPP HERME 39.84 19.44 21.40
8 Nea VIIRI ESJT 39.57 20.41 19.16
9 Olivia TUUVA LL 39.40 21.28 19.12
10 Alisa MIKONSAARI LRTL 38.80 19.28 19.52
11 Eveliina VILJANEN PORIT 37.23 16.59 20.64
12 Henriikka HIETANIEMI HL 36.42 18.38 19.04
13 Reetta ROMPPANEN LTL 35.70 17.30 18.40
14 Timila SHRESTHA JTL 35.16 15.60 19.56

National Championships 2013

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On 15/12 and 16/12 of December, Kiira will be in Joensuu, for Finnish Championships; following the schedule (local time):

Saturday, 15/12 : SP (12.30 – 19.50)
Sunday, 16/12 : FS (10.00 – 14.45)

[GP Finals] – At the feet of podium

Kiira’s got the 4th final placement in Sochi, after FS:

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Mao ASADA JPN 196.80 1 1
2 Ashley WAGNER USA 181.93 2 4
3 Akiko SUZUKI JPN 180.77 3 3
4 Kiira KORPI FIN 174.94 4 5
5 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 173.75 5 2
6 Christina GAO USA 154.54 6 6

In such conditions (but with a first-time successful Flip… wow), a very good result, close to her PB: well done, Kiira!

[GP Finals] – After SP

Kiira got the 4th place after SP, today in Sochi, with a score (63,42 points) very very close to her PB: go for it, medals are there! Hyvä Kiira!

Pl. Name Nation Points SP
1 Mao ASADA JPN 66.96 1
2 Ashley WAGNER USA 66.44 2
3 Akiko SUZUKI JPN 65.00 3
4 Kiira KORPI FIN 63.42 4
5 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 56.61 5
6 Christina GAO USA 48.56 6

Grand Prix Finals

Finals of Grand Prix will be held in Sochi, from 7th to 9th of December, at Iceberg Skating Palace.

Entries:

Ashley Wagner (USA)
Mao Asada (JPN)
Kiira Korpi (FIN)
Akiko Suzuki (JPN)
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS)
Christina Gao (USA)
Withdrawn: Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS)

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, 7/12: 15.00 Short Program
Saturday, 8/12: 15:15 Free Skating (will follow Victory Ceremonies)
Sunday, 9/12: 15:30 Exhibition Gala