Kiira Korpi withdraws from Wordls

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  1. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Kiira will be missed.
    I hope that she will be able to recover in time for her to participate in the Olympics.
     
  2. skatak

    skatak Well-Known Member

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    {{{{{{Kiira}}}}}}

    I can totally understand as my tendinitis is also far from being over...

    :( :( :(
     
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  3. DarrellH

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    She will be missed this year.
     
  4. bardtoob

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  5. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    :( Too bad. I hope she can get fully recovered for next season.
     
  6. lauravvv

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    I understand that. I just thought - it means that she can skate at least. On a side note - it depends on what type of a show number it is. If they are like Lambiel, Browning or Arakawa tend to do, then - no - they can't be pulled off without "hardly any serious training", because they often have quite demanding choreography/steps and/or jumps. I know for sure that both Lambiel and Arakawa do train quite a lot (although not as intensely as for competition), and most likely Browning does too, even despite (or, on the contrary, because of) his age.
     
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  7. anna1506

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    I also have hope ... :wuzrobbed ehhh... <thoughtful>
     
  8. casken

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    Ack. I was really starting to appreciate her skating this year too.
     
  9. TheIronLady

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    They should reform the rules. It would be hard to devise an acceptable alternative but worth doing if it could be achieved. Turkilla is not going to be the person they will reform anything for, but one day the current system will need some alternate route for Olympic qualification besides the prior Worlds. I think the current system is the most universally acceptable method, but there are those occasions when some countries seem to deserve two Olympic spots but have only one.
     
  10. Vash01

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    Sad for Kiira.
     
  11. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Oh Sadness! Couldn't she just come and grace the ice...........maybe announce people or something. She is so gorgeous.
     
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  12. spikydurian

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    Hope she heals well and fast for the Olympic season. What a pity. I love watching her skate. She will be misssed at Worlds.
     
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  14. AndyWarhol

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    Such a shame :(
     
  15. TheIronLady

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  16. Frau Muller

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    Very sad...although Tuurkila and Mikkonsari are also gorgeous & mighty-fine skaters.
     
  17. Tony Wheeler

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    Remember, Korpi withdrew from Worlds last year, too; only Turkkila is going.
     
  18. Ziggy

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    I think that's the end of her career. This sounds like Lepisto all over again.
     
  19. NadineWhite

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    Adding my condolences as well. Achilles tendon injuries tend to be hard to recovery from, unless one is Hongbo Zhao...

    But here's hoping to see the most beautiful skater ever to grace the ice return next year with fire in her belly and fairy dust in her skates. :saint:
     
  20. Sasha'sSpins

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    Such awful timing for Kiira. All my best to her for a full recovery in time for the Olympics.

    Phil Hersh thinks it's 'improved' US chances for a third spot. He didn't even have the class to at least say to Kiira how sorry he was for her injury-instead he just tweeted this to her:

    https://twitter.com/olyphil
    Philip Hersh &#8207;@olyphil
    US chances for a third woman figure skater at '14 Oly just improved with the withdrawal from worlds of Finland's @kiirakorpi_fi


    Hersh can be a real jerk.
     
  21. Coco

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    classy
     
  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    :shuffle: I'll take responsibility that Hersh's tweet included Korpi's Twitter handle/name because I suspect he saw my tweet about her withdrawal this morning and hit reply. I'm not surprised by what he tweeted though...
     
  23. viennese

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    Sad news. Korpi's programs, especially the short, are a highlight of Worlds.
     
  24. Ziggy

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    Very nice, Phil...
     
  25. Loves_Shizuka

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    It's understandable though. I mean, let's be honest, the most important thing about any worlds is the number of spots the US women achieve. Everything, and everyone else, is secondary.
     
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  26. love_skate2011

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    :mad: he should have been the one injured !
     
  27. Ziggy

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    Tbh, he's already injured in the head. ;)
     
  28. falling_dance

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    It's the most important thing in the world, full stop.
     
  29. DaiKozOda

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    :rofl:

    I love Kiira's skating. She did have really beautiful programs this season. She'll be missed. I hope she will comeback stronger.
     
  30. Katarzyna

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    What an A$$. Despite one should not wish bad, but in this case I really hope the next time this guy gets sick, he gets similar treatment after making such a tasteless comment. :mad:

    Sorry for Kiira. I think it might be a good idea for her to skip next year's GP and return in full force to competition only at Euros. Looks like skating the full GP after having a season where she was already hampered by injuries didn't help her to recuperate. And achilles tendon injuries need time to heal. :(