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maija
03-20-2012, 08:56 AM
There is a small news in a Finnish newspaper's site today about women laughing and smiling more than men.
... and quess who's photo is there?
Kiira, of course!
Here: http://www.hs.fi/juttusarja/hyvinvointi/artikkeli/1329103604614

Northeagle
03-20-2012, 11:11 AM
There is a small news in a Finnish newspaper's site today about women laughing and smiling more than men.
... and quess who's photo is there?
Kiira, of course!
Here: http://www.hs.fi/juttusarja/hyvinvointi/artikkeli/1329103604614

Yes, Kiira's always sunny and cheerful, even in trouble.

love_skate2011
03-21-2012, 03:53 PM
coached by Morozov ?

so sad with Laura now Kiira getting multiple injuries :(

Elka
03-25-2012, 06:01 PM
Laura Lepistö announced on Sunday that her career as a figure skater is over (http://translate.google.fi/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsvenska.yle.fi%2Fnyheter%2Fartikel. php%3Fid%3D241312&act=url)

babayaga
03-25-2012, 06:05 PM
No no no no..... :(:(:(

kwanfan1818
03-25-2012, 06:07 PM
There is death in my soul.

IDC a.k.a. Ritti
03-25-2012, 06:08 PM
In Finnish:

Official press release from the Finnish Figure Skating Association (http://www.stll.fi/?x2126=2723882)

Video of the TV show where she announced her decision (http://areena-beta.yle.fi/ng/areena/tv/1461214)

Interview with Lepistö (http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/lajit/muut/taitoluistelu/2012/03/lepisto_en_ole_loytanyt_enaa_intohimoa_3359459.htm l)

Interview with coach Virpi Horttana (http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/lajit/muut/taitoluistelu/2012/03/lepiston_valmentaja_olen_iloinen_lauran_puolesta_3 359669.html)

Interview with Anuliisa Uotila (http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/lajit/muut/taitoluistelu/2012/03/uotila_lauran_lopettamisesta_valtava_lovi_3359571. html)

Article in Swedish (http://svenska.yle.fi/nyheter/artikel.php?id=241312)

Mika9
03-25-2012, 06:30 PM
In Finnish:

Video of the TV show where she announced her decision (http://areena-beta.yle.fi/ng/areena/tv/1461214)

Awful news, albeit expected :( :(

In the above video, Laura can be seen/heard in sections:
1:20 - 7:00 (interviewed at her parents' home, with her father)
11:40 - 16:15 (interviewed at her training hall, with her coach Virpi Horttana, both getting little teary eyed...)
19:45 - 23:20 (Laura on ice in the training hall, also interviewed)

Overall, she seems positive about it all and seems to take all this very nicely. She says that she has everything fine in her personal life and that it should be easy for her to adapt.

Hedwig
03-25-2012, 06:38 PM
:( Very sad that we won't see her again in competition. Does she say if it is her injuries that made her decide that way?

ETA - just saw the google translate. so, yeah, injuries..

MikiAndoFan#1
03-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Laura Lepistö announced on Sunday that her career as a figure skater is over (http://translate.google.fi/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsvenska.yle.fi%2Fnyheter%2Fartikel. php%3Fid%3D241312&act=url)

:wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed

Mika9
03-25-2012, 06:45 PM
:( Very sad that we won't see her again in competition. Does she say if it is her injuries that made her decide that way?

ETA - just saw the google translate. so, yeah, injuries..

Yes, and also - due to those injuries of course - she couldn't find that urge and desire anymore in the training. Understandable, of course. She was very unlucky with the injuries, but I'm happy that she seems so balanced about all this in the video and that she seems to have everything in order in her "civilian" life (as she herself puts it in the video :) )

Hanna
03-25-2012, 07:07 PM
I don't really know what to say to express the right feelings. :( Honestly, I'm not surprised at all and I've been expecting this all along. With her history of injuries, it was quite unlikely that she would've ever been able to handle all the hard training and competing again.

Still, seeing it official is just so hard.

I wish her the best of luck and success with her studies and whatever she wants to do in her life. And I have no doubt that just like with skating, she'll be able to achieve her goals with her amazing attitude and determination.

Thank you for so many amazing years Laura. :)

Lanie
03-25-2012, 07:09 PM
Nooo! :(

julieann
03-25-2012, 07:10 PM
I'm not surprised but I'm sad :( I hope to see her back on the ice doing shows.

Hanna
03-25-2012, 07:28 PM
In Finnish:
Video of the TV show where she announced her decision (http://areena-beta.yle.fi/ng/areena/tv/1461214)

That was amazingly well-made and thoughtful. I'm not really the crier type :shuffle: but I have to admit that this did it for me.

Hopefully someone will make subtitles and put it on YouTube so that English speakers can also watch it and know what's said. It was quite emotional (well, I don't know, at least apparently for me it was).