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Mevrouw
03-17-2012, 02:17 PM
Remember my promise before Euros re: Kiira? Well this time it's; "If Turkilla finishes top ten at worlds, I will buy everyone who's posted in this thread a case of Moet."

Posting just in case Hell freezes over.

Sylvia
03-17-2012, 02:48 PM
^^^ Does it matter what we've posted in this thread? ;) 'Cause I didn't post specifically about Juulia's possible placement at Worlds...

@kiirakorpi_fi tweeted yesterday:

Sometimes itīs hard to give up even though you know itīs the only right thing to do. Thanks for supporting and see you next season! :)

Finnice
03-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Remember my promise before Euros re: Kiira? Well this time it's; "If Turkilla finishes top ten at worlds, I will buy everyone who's posted in this thread a case of Moet."

In all seriousness, I wish Kiira a speedy recovery. Sigh, two of my faves, both of whom happen to be Finnish, are injured :( Sad times.

Well, I love champagne... Shall I tell Juulia about your promise?:nopryde:

Thank you for supporting the Finnish ladies, Loves Shizuka!

Loves_Shizuka
03-17-2012, 04:12 PM
^^^ Does it matter what we've posted in this thread? ;) 'Cause I didn't post specifically about Juulia's possible placement at Worlds...


It doesn't matter WHAT you've posted; just so long as you have. It'd be a great way for us fans of Finnish skating to celebrate a (very surprise) top ten finish! :cheer2:

Nomad
03-17-2012, 04:57 PM
Is Turkkila working on the harder triples? I know she's not competing with them, but I would imagine she's at least trying them in practice?

DORISPULASKI
03-17-2012, 06:46 PM
The two Finnish teams finished 1-2 at the World Junior Synchro Championships:

Competition is over. The Finnish teams take gold & silver. The Canadian team from Quebec takes bronze. The American teams place 4th and 5th. Team Braemer, the USA#1, had 5 girls fall.

TEAM Total score LP TES PCS Ded
1. Fintastic 171.67 115.77 50.51 65.26 0 (FIN)
2. Musketeers 168.76 114.72 52.20 62.52 0 (FIN)
3. Les Supręmes 146.30 97.66 38.65 59.01 0 (CAN)
4. Team Braemar 145.08 95.14 43.07 57.07 5 (USA) - 5 girls fell
5. Skyliners 139.97 92.76 36.67 57.09 1 (USA #2 Skating Club of NY
6. Nexxice 139.79 96.45 40.12 56.33 0 (CAN)
7. Convivium 135.45 89.96 37.58 55.38 3 (SWE)
8. Spartak Junost 134.03 92.30 35.95 56.35 0 (RUS)
9. Team Berlin Juniors 117.07 78.17 30.48 47.69 0 (GER)
10. Team Spirit 115.45 75.69 31.60 47.09 3 (SWE)
11. Idel 100.83 69.46 26.56 42.90 0 (RUS)
12. Cool Dreams Junior 99.84 65.34 25.64 39.70 0 (SUI)
13. Hot Shivers 92.56 61.50 25.68 36.82 1 (ITA)
14. Black Diam's 87.29 59.74 23.58 36.16 0 (FRA)
15. Wight Jewels 71.92 49.07 21.93 27.14 0 (GBR)
16. Frost Work 66.76 44.40 17.35 28.05 1 (HUN)
17. Majestic Ice 60.64 41.03 20.69 21.34 1 (AUS)
18. Duke Town Twinkle Stars 42.94 25.09 14.06 17.03 6 (NED)

kwanfan1818
03-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Thank you for the news! It's great to see the continuing depth among Swedish teams.

I'm surprised about Russia: they were strong a few years ago at Senior Worlds in Colorado Springs a few years ago, and they gained a coveted second spot. Too bad there's no Synchro in the Olympics, or they'd be on a roll towards Sochi.

Iceman
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Should I send my shipping address now for my Champagne? lol Please send packed in dry ice so I can enjoy immediately on arrival.

pinky166
03-17-2012, 08:28 PM
Is Turkkila working on the harder triples? I know she's not competing with them, but I would imagine she's at least trying them in practice?

She was trying 3lo in her FS earlier this season, might try it again at Worlds. So I assume she at least has a 3lo that's somewhat consistent in practice. Haterz. Julia is pretty and blonde and Finnish, and she's now the top Finnish lady going to Worlds, I predict if she lands her 3-3 in the SP, the judges will become mesmerized by her great Finnish basics and good looks, decide she is Kiira Korpi 2.0, and her PCS will suddenly shoot into the 7s, and then she will make the top 10 overall :D. If Lepisto can win World bronze with a bunch of doubles I don't see why Juulia can't finish in the top 10.


GOOOOO JUULIA! I believe in you.

pinky166
03-17-2012, 08:35 PM
I would, of course, love you to be right. But as Hanna said, Juulia only has two triples. And I donīt want the others bomb, I rather see a good competition.

She has 3lo. She tried it in a few competitions this season. And she has 3-3 in her SP. I don't want others to bomb, but honestly, so many of the skaters in the ladies event, especially the European ones, are so inconsistent anyways that it's not entirely out of the question that Juulia could place in the top 10. If she skated 2 clean programs and hit the 3-3 in the SP, she'd probably score like 150-155, which likely would be enough. Idk. She probably won't make top 10, she might not even make the FS, but it is within the realms of possibility. I never thought Hecken would be top 12 at Worlds and then she was twice.

kwanfan1818
03-18-2012, 01:07 AM
If she has the same great Finnish basics as Poykio, Kettunen, and Lepisto -- I'm a holdout on Korpi, because I think below the thigh she's too rough -- then the judges should be mesmerized and those blade skills and soft knees should be rewarded.

Sylvia
03-18-2012, 01:42 AM
Juulia Turkkila landed all her jumps in her SP (3T+3T, 3S, 2A; scored 52.25) at Finnish Nationals in December 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6CdEK2oCnA

Finnice
03-18-2012, 09:02 AM
Juulia Turkkila landed all her jumps in her SP (3T+3T, 3S, 2A; scored 52.25) at Finnish Nationals in December 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6CdEK2oCnA

I was there, it was a great skate. And I would love to her finishing in the top ten, as I have said earlier. The Worlds would be a good place to do the 3lo. But letīs see!

pinky166
03-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Juulia Turkkila landed all her jumps in her SP (3T+3T, 3S, 2A; scored 52.25) at Finnish Nationals in December 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6CdEK2oCnA

Yes and she scored 93+ for her FS there where she popped the first sal and doubled the second. Soo if she skates clean at Worlds she really could score like 150-155, which might be enough for top 10. It's a tall order but she really is a lovely skater when "on". Regardless of placement, I just hope she skates well in Nice. She's beautiful to watch and has grown into such a stunning young woman, I hope she can become a Finnish star like her older teammates in the future, she has the talent.

OT but I'm also excited to see Simanckova at Worlds. She seemed to be gaining momentum at Euros but then wasn't as good at JWC. I'm excited she has all the triples through flip now, she is another OES with a lot of potential, and she's only 16!

Hedwig
03-18-2012, 06:20 PM
Hecken has all the triples. AFAIK she never did a 3flip in competition yet but she did all the others and all triples are consistent in practice (which is still a way from being consistent in competitions).

Anyway - sad for Finland. After Laura Kiira was really needed. :( I prefer Laura's skating by fifty miles but I am still sad for Kiira. It always is if a skater cannot compete because of injury and Kiira had her fair share of health problems already. :(