Finnish skating news, part II

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by maija, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

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    Agreed!
    But this season she can't land the triple flip to save her life
    I wonder if she should just do a salchow - double toe loop instead or worse still a double Axel ......
  2. Tony Wheeler

    Tony Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    She already does two triple loops and the triple toe/triple toe, so she can't do another triple Salchow. Another double Axel would be fine, though.
  3. Finnice

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    Her aim is to do all the triples, I guess.
    I was so proud of her in Paris, it was great to sing our nathional anthem to her.
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  4. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Didn't she stand up on the 3loop3toe at the Turin Olympics? I love that combo from her.
  5. Northeagle

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    This is the only way to achieve the top level, I fear:
    and it's a wise decision, in my opinion.
    She's got the technical skills to perform all these jumps, but of course they needs a lot of work, especially Lutz and Flip: she already manages Axel and Toeloop very well, I think.
  6. caro-ira

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    Great pics of Laura. She looks as elegant as ever. I hope she will be well-prepared in time for Euros and Worlds. :)
  7. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    These should be updated. :)

    Junior ladies

    Juulia Turkkila 125.03 (1st qualifier)
    Cecilia Törn 124.01 (2nd qualifier, senior -2 points)
    Timila Shrestha 119.84 (NRW Trophy)
    Noora Pitkänen 113.36 (Santa Claus Cup, Hungary)
    Nea Viiri 112.69 (2nd Nats qualifier)
    Rosaliina Kuparinen 112.16 (Santa Claus Cup, Hungary)
    Eveliina Viljanen 111.23 (2nd Nats qualifier)

    :fragile: that neither Noora and Rosaliina - who just skated really well at the Santa Claus Cup - made it to Nationals due to bad skates at both qualifiers (Noora :fragile:) and injury or other illness (Rosaliina). :fragile:

    Junior men

    Bela Papp 159.81 (2nd qualifier, senior -2 points)
    Viktor Zubik 147.43 (NRW Trophy)
    Julian Lagus 141.11 (2nd qualifier)
    Matthias Versluis 136.31 (NRW Trophy)
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  8. laguska

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    I guess Alisa Mikonsaari should also be on the Junior Ladies list with her 2nd qualifier score:

    Junior ladies

    Juulia Turkkila 125.03 (1st qualifier)
    Cecilia Törn 124.01 (2nd qualifier, senior -2 points)
    Timila Shrestha 119.84 (NRW Trophy)
    Alisa Mikonsaari 118,78 (2nd qualifier, senior -2 points)
    Noora Pitkänen 113.36 (Santa Claus Cup, Hungary)
    Nea Viiri 112.69 (2nd Nats qualifier)
    Rosaliina Kuparinen 112.16 (Santa Claus Cup, Hungary)
    Eveliina Viljanen 111.23 (2nd Nats qualifier)
  9. pinky166

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    She only beat Mirai because Mirai had edge calls on all her lutzes and was issued some URs, so I actually think Kiira's victory was definitely fair.

    As for her jump layout, I'd just switch the 3f for a 2a, it will still leave her with 6 triples in the FS which is definitely competitive. Or if she doesn't do the 3t-3t in the beginning she could always replace the 3f with a 3t.
  10. Nekatiivi

    Nekatiivi Well-Known Member

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    I think fot Kiira it is better to stick with jump plan than make changes during the program or from competition to competition. Concistency is a issue for her and she should aim to create a muscle memory. Stick with the flip.
  11. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    Yes you're right, although I wonder if she'd even be interested in going to Junior Worlds since she hasn't been participating in the JGP for the last two seasons now. To the Nordics she'll be going as a senior, I assume.

    The NRW Trophy didn't change this situation much. The only difference is that Beata Papp now has a score. Great to see that she was able to skate quite decently despite having been injured and hardly competed all season.

    Cecilia Törn 126.01 (2nd Nats qualifier)
    Alisa Mikonsaari 120.78 (2nd Nats qualifier)
    Juulia Turkkila 118.72 (Ice Challenge, Graz, Austria)
    Beata Papp 114.40 (NRW Trophy)

    NRW Trophy was incredibly close between all three of Cecilia, Alisa and Beata! Nats will be absolutely nerve-wrecking because that's where good scores will DEFINITELY be given to the one who skates well. I'd almost like to say that the one who plans to :kickass: at Nationals will get the 3rd Euro spot (Juulia Turkkila could do that too). Unless they all would :kickass:. I doubt it :p but it'd be great.
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  12. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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  13. Hanna

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    Ugh there was just an interview with Laura at the ball :glamor: and she didn't exactly say she's not going to participate at Nationals. But she was asked whether she needs to go straight back to training tomorrow (after a festive day today) and she said that she said no, because her achilles is still bothering her. :( To me that says that she will not be participating.

    It'd be quite weird if her first competition of the season would be Euros.
  14. Nekatiivi

    Nekatiivi Well-Known Member

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    So, apperently Laura is still not able train properly :(. I am starting to think won't make it to Europeans.
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    She's so beautiful :swoon:
  16. MikiAndoFan#1

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    :wuzrobbed

    I agree! :swoon:
  17. barbk

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    Of all the "itises" I've had, achilles tendinitis was by far the hardest to resolve, and the quickest to flare up again. I am sorry for any athlete who has to battle with it, but you just can't push it -- rupture is a real threat.
  18. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    And so is her dress :swoon:
  19. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Well-Known Member

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    ^Totally agreed, she looks fab and that dress is lovely.

    :( Just get well soon Laura.
  20. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    That's what I believe has happened to her because she was already back to training in November. Apparently now she's had to stop again. :(
  21. Finnice

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    She is. Very elegant and natural at the same time.

    I guess it is wise to not to compete in the Finnish Nationals, although it it:wuzrobbed not to see her, but it would not be good if she would be :fragile:
    again.
    Even if she would have to skip the whole season it would be wiser than to get injured for ever. But I still hope she and Kiira will be fighting for the Euro medals.
  22. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    Well after my doubts yesterday it's now official.
    http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/muut/taito...in/1135262220644/?cmp=tm_etu_uusimmat_uutiset

    It's the achilles. She hopes to compete at Europeans.

    I'm doubtful though. :wuzrobbed Ugh, there's no chance we're keeping 3 spots without her.
    OTOH it's a wonderful chance for the youngsters and should push them to even greater performances at Nationals, knowing there's a good chance that the two best will actually get to go to Europeans.
  23. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Well-Known Member

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    Sigh. I also don't have high hopes for Euros.
  24. Ankka

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    Alisa Mikonsaari apparently changed her LP just over a month ago! The Finns can see a clip here http://areena.yle.fi/video/1389294

    I hope this one would include some transitions...
  25. eleonorad

    eleonorad New Member

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    I'm not Finn but I can see Alisa's video too, in Italy ;)
  26. Finnice

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    Ok, you are a honorary Finn:lol: if you want to be, of course!
  27. eleonorad

    eleonorad New Member

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    LOL , sure :) In this case, I shouldn't wait for another ISU championship to come back in Finland :cold:
  28. ioana

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    It looks like the video is not geoblocked because I can see it too and I'm a rude Amerikan. Choreography videos are fun to watch -and I did see a few 3 turns before a jump, so all she needs to do is change her last name to Plushenko and the transition score should be all set.
  29. Nekatiivi

    Nekatiivi Well-Known Member

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    :lol:
  30. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    Thanks a lot! I hadn't caught that before even though it was released already in October. Must have been while I was in Iceland internet-less.

    I'm glad she's changed the FP but what I'm not too excited about is that it's yet another screechy violin piece. :shuffle: Has she really skated to anything else?
  31. eleonorad

    eleonorad New Member

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    does any of the finnish lady have an official fan club?
  32. Evilynn

    Evilynn ((Swedish skating dudes))

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  33. MikiAndoFan#1

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  34. Northeagle

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    Yes, I agree: this should be impossible.
    At Nationals, I think this is a great chance for Beata Papp, most promising Finnish young skater in my opinion: without Laura, no doubt for gold medal to Kiira.
  35. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Are there any news on this year's Finnish Nationals?
  36. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  38. Nekatiivi

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    I post this here too.

    Laura Lepistö has decided not to compete at Europeans, so ladies team will be Kiira Korpi, Juulia Turkkila and Cecilia Törn. Valtter Virtanen will present men and Kanervo/Lindholm Ice Dance.

    http://www.stll.fi/?x2126=1760975
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  40. MikiAndoFan#1

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    :wuzrobbed This is so sad. :( Is her injury better, though? Or she doesn't want to go to Europeans so that she can be prepared for Worlds?