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maija
04-01-2010, 09:36 PM
(The old thread was already long, so better start a new one.)

Laura Lepistö's medal in the Worlds is a big thing here in Finland.:D
It is the first Worlds medal to a Finnish lady.
Finnish men have one: year 1933.
There were several medals in pairs in the early 1900 century.
And, of course, the ice dance medals of Susanna Rahkamo - Petri Kokko. :D
... but never before a Finnish lady medalling.:eek:

The Finnish Figure Skating Association arranged a coffee party to celebrate Laura and her medal last Tuesday. As you can see from these photos (http://www.stll.fi/lehti/laura_lepiston_mitalikahvit_30_3/) it was a very nice party.
- The lady with red hair in the photos is Tarja Halonen, President of Finland. :eek::D She wanted to come there, too, to celebrate Laura and her medal.
- There were lots of media people.
(... and I was there, too, with two other people to represent our club, Laura's own club)
Our own photos (http://espoonjaataiturit.sporttisaitti.com/tiedotearkisto/?num=31256)

Finnish media has really noticed Laura and her medal.
F.ex. there are two big evening papers in Finland. One of them, Iltalehti, had a six page story on Monday. The other one, Iltasanomat, had three pages on Monday and four pages today.
- It is really seldom that any sportsman or sportswoman in this country gets so much page in those papers ... and figure skating is NOT a big sport in Finland or at least it has not been. :D

julesgotheblues
04-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Very nice photos, thank you for sharing ^^!

I had the chance to meet Laura in Turin, and I was stunned by her beauty and elegance; I really hope she stays for more seasons and she keeps doing well.

sk8gr8h8
04-20-2010, 10:56 AM
Bumping this thread with Kiira's photos from Korea! (She was the first pitcher)

http://imgnews.naver.com/image/117/2010/04/20/201004201842112229_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/117/2010/04/20/201004201838552227_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632940_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/117/2010/04/20/201004201842112229_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632942_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632944_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632945_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/111/2010/04/20/1271756431923_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/111/2010/04/20/1271756474289_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/001/2010/04/20/PYH2010042011050001300_P2.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632957_web.jpg (The team mascot gives her two thumps up :lol)

She looks gorgeous as always!

maija
04-20-2010, 01:29 PM
Susanna Pöykiö performed in her club's show in Oulu. It was the end of her career. :(
A news in local paper Kaleva (http://www.kaleva.fi/uutiset/jaaprinsessa-jatti-jaahyvaiset/850029)
Photos (http://www.kaleva.fi/kuvagalleria/susanna-poykio-jatti-jaahyvaiset-olk-n-kevatnaytoksessa/4965)

kwanfan1818
04-20-2010, 06:36 PM
Susanna Pöykiö performed in her club's show in Oulu. It was the end of her career. :(
:wuzrobbed:

Yukari Lepisto
04-21-2010, 09:33 AM
(The old thread was already long, so better start a new one.)

Laura Lepistö's medal in the Worlds is a big thing here in Finland.:D
It is the first Worlds medal to a Finnish lady.
Finnish men have one: year 1933.
There were several medals in pairs in the early 1900 century.
And, of course, the ice dance medals of Susanna Rahkamo - Petri Kokko. :D
... but never before a Finnish lady medalling.:eek:


I'm glad to see that Finnish people finally recognize that Laura is the #1 skater in Finland. :cheer:

There is something special when Laura skates that others just don't have.
Of course, I'm slightly biased. :lol:

Yukari Lepisto
04-21-2010, 09:37 AM
Bumping this thread with Kiira's photos from Korea! (She was the first pitcher)

http://imgnews.naver.com/image/117/2010/04/20/201004201842112229_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/117/2010/04/20/201004201838552227_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632940_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/117/2010/04/20/201004201842112229_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632942_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632944_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632945_web.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/111/2010/04/20/1271756431923_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/111/2010/04/20/1271756474289_1.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/001/2010/04/20/PYH2010042011050001300_P2.jpg
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/003/2010/04/20/NISI20100420_0002632957_web.jpg (The team mascot gives her two thumps up :lol)

She looks gorgeous as always!That is hilarious!
Looks like Kiira was really into it.
She even went in to the stretch and got a imaginary "sign" from the catcher before throwing the first pitch! :lol:

IDC a.k.a. Ritti
04-27-2010, 11:07 AM
Jenni Vähämaa says in her official website that she has decided not to continue her active career as a figure skater. She will focus on school and might even compete in sports, but not as an elite athlete.
http://www.jennivahamaa.fi/news?id=1847

SmallFairy
04-27-2010, 11:21 AM
:wuzrobbed

the news about Jenni makes me incredibly sad! she was such a special talent, with amazing basics and lovely presence on the ice, a voice inside me had her mounted for something big....sigh*

I wish her best of luck with everything in life!!:):)

TAHbKA
04-27-2010, 11:32 AM
Ritty, you are back with one post a year and a depressing one too?

MR-FAN
04-27-2010, 11:33 AM
Jenni Vähämaa says in her official website that she has decided not to continue her active career as a figure skater. She will focus on school and might even compete in sports, but not as an elite athlete.
http://www.jennivahamaa.fi/news?id=1847

Nooooo :wuzrobbed:

I was hoping for a Phaneuf-like comeback :(

Kati
04-27-2010, 01:31 PM
No... !!! I hoped so much that Jenni would come back!!!

Nekatiivi
04-27-2010, 01:55 PM
Sad news. :(

Kelvster
04-27-2010, 02:24 PM
no :(

clara00
04-27-2010, 03:13 PM
Susanna Pöykiö performed in her club's show in Oulu. It was the end of her career. :(
A news in local paper Kaleva (http://www.kaleva.fi/uutiset/jaaprinsessa-jatti-jaahyvaiset/850029)
Photos (http://www.kaleva.fi/kuvagalleria/susanna-poykio-jatti-jaahyvaiset-olk-n-kevatnaytoksessa/4965)

OMG.. :( I loved her skating...