Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Sep 16, 2013.
Well if she recovers in time she can still go to Euros and Worlds.
Maybe this gives her time to really carefully rehab the injury.
I hope so. She's missed the last two (Worlds)
Fortunately she has already participated in two Olympics, so she is not without that experience for which many skaters dream about
Kiira Korpi talked to the media today. Articles:
http://www.aamulehti.fi/Urheilusahk...ympiakisoja vaikka ovi on viela raollaan.html
A few key points in English - she's trying to re-learn to walk now that she got rid of the crutches and the "thing on her leg" as she put it (no idea what it is in English but that support thingy). She's hoping to be back on the ice by December and Worlds will now be her main goal for the season.
ETA later: Here's the link to the official interview on the fed's site. http://www.stll.fi/?x2126=3876728 Here's the google translation, which will give you the main idea (I'm too lazy to fully translate it, sorry ).
Kiira a positive opinion for forward
Kiira Korpi met today with representatives of the press Barona Arena, and told their whereabouts after the incident.
Kiira partially torn Achilles tendon when she jumped a single axel. Is a muscle tear in half, half the span. Immediately after the injury Kiira consult a doctor in particular, the Finnish Olympic Committee acting Harri Hakkarainen, who told Kiira news release: feet does not need surgery, but it is getting better rehabilitation .
- Rehabilitation of such a partial rupture faster than surgery. The foot is taken specific magnetic resonance images, and we have consulted several achilles tendon specialists . We actively follow the foot, Harri Hakkarainen clarified.
Kiira rehabilitates the foot in Finland under the guidance of Tuomas Sallinen but also by Jarmo Ahonen. Kiira on the ice 's return in November after which she returns to the United States.
- Rehabilitation has had a fast start and I got rid of crutches last Friday, and yesterday out of the plaster. Twice-daily rehabilitation, including water running, cycling, and abdominal training. This week, for example, I'm learning to walk normally again. Happy with this is that I get my body formed imbalances finally right, Kiira said.
Kiira assured the audience there is enough motivation beyond this period and the fact that Finland does not look set to reach these women in the Olympic place, not an obstacle to the continuation of a career. It's not impossible to achieve the Olympic site, however, because Finland is a listing of women on the second reserve. Countries strengthen their Olympic representative, and 27/01/2014 Finland's fate is resolved.
- Of course I was sad couple of days Oberstdorf in the outcome of the Olympic qualifier, but then I decided to look ahead. I am proud of Juulia how well she fought. Surely all this is the meaning, which I understand only later.
- I do not think whether can get still get a spot or not, but now concentrate on rehabilitation. Coming soon , there are other races that are worth pursuing , such as World Championships. I still have the motivation beyond this period. I have a good training environment in California which, and I also still immensely enjoy this sport and competing, Korpi said.
Good for her!
Kiira has something most can just dream about ~ a positive attitude and a sunny smile.
This reminds me of Scott Hamilton's famous quote (& what he lives by):
"the only obstacle in life is a bad attitude"
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