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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    If I were trying to sell ice dancing to parents in Finland, I would note that while top-level dancers may be few and far between, they certainly excel in business.
    That was my thought as well!
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    DUI is stupid and Juha Valkama certainly has not made an impression of being stupid to me.
    As soon as we get some information of Lepistö´s condition, I´ll let you know. She, as all the top Finnish skaters, are scheduled in ice gala 19.4. (and I´ll be in Budapest that day).

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    Kiira Korpi and Laura Lepistö fighting for the only world spot next year...

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    I was confused by matti's post above until I saw the news of Kiira Korpi's withdrawal posted in the 2012 Worlds forum in Kiss and Cry:
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    Just published (in Finnish)
    http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/Kiira+Korve...a1305557958523
    http://yle.fi/urheilu/lajit/muut/tai...n_3338398.html

    She's suffering from several problems with her leg. The hip (and "back part of thigh") pain that she's had for a couple of months has extended to the back of the foot - which is also something she already suffered from last summer.

    She'll be replaced by Alisa Mikonsaari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I was confused by matti's post above until I saw the news of Kiira Korpi's withdrawal posted in the 2012 Worlds forum in Kiss and Cry:
    Sorry about that...and thanks, Sylvia, for posting the news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matti View Post
    Kiira Korpi and Laura Lepistö fighting for the only world spot next year...
    Well, maybe Juulia can make top 10. I mean, Sarah Hecken has managed to place 12th at Worlds twice so it is not unreasonable to think Juulia could place 10th if she skates well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Well, maybe Juulia can make top 10.
    Err, or maybe not.

    I mean, I like your positive thinking, but Juulia has two triples.
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    Juulia Turkkila is very subpar this season. She's gonna be lucky to get in the final.. Sad news about Korpi

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Well, maybe Juulia can make top 10. I mean, Sarah Hecken has managed to place 12th at Worlds twice so it is not unreasonable to think Juulia could place 10th if she skates well.
    I would hope that Turkkila succeeds well, but in JWC she was 19th....

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    Korpi already had an injury in the EC. Like Lepistö´s, it got worse when she was trying to recover and practice.

    It would be a miracle (and a very bad competition) if Turkkila could made to the top 10 in Nizza. So back to the basics for the Finnish ladies.
    I don´t even try the smilies, they can not express my feelings. Poor Kiira, poor Laura.

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    Sad news. It would take a lot for the younguns to go 15/13 or qualify for the FS/12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    Err, or maybe not.

    I mean, I like your positive thinking, but Juulia has two triples.
    As I pointed out, Sarah Hecken placed 12th at Worlds 2 times and she has 2 triples as well. Or maybe she has 3, but only her 3t and 3s are solid. Both years she did better at Worlds than at Euros. I know Julia hasn't been skating so well this season but her 3t-3t in SP seems solid now, so it's not out of the realms of possibility.

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    The Fintastic synchro team is leading after the SP at the Jr Worlds Synchro Championship.

    The second Finnish team, the Musketeers, is in 2nd place.

    Team TSS TES PCS Ded.
    1. Fintastic 55.9 25.02 30.88 0 (FIN)
    2. Musketeers 54.04 24.27 29.77 0 (FIN)
    3. Team Braemar 49.94 22.74 28.20 1 (USA)
    4. Les Suprêmes 48.64 20.47 28.17 0 (CAN)
    5. Skyliners 47.21 18.81 28.40 0 (USA)
    6. Convivium 45.49 18.22 27.27 0 (SWE)
    7. Nexxice 43.34 17.63 26.71 1 (CAN)


    The LP is tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    Korpi already had an injury in the EC. Like Lepistö´s, it got worse when she was trying to recover and practice.

    It would be a miracle (and a very bad competition) if Turkkila could made to the top 10 in Nizza. So back to the basics for the Finnish ladies.
    I don´t even try the smilies, they can not express my feelings. Poor Kiira, poor Laura.
    Why? This is how I see it

    Carolina
    Alena
    Polina
    Ashley
    Alissa
    Mao
    Kanako
    Akiko
    Kexin

    place ahead of her and Juulia comes in 10th. It's not completely out of the question, with the way Ksenia has been bombing. Other OES ladies are unpredictable, like Gede is capable of bombing and falling out of top 10, as well as Helgesson. Idk. Didn't Juulia score in the 140s or 150s at Nationals and Nordics?

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    It's not impossible, but your list means one spot left in the top ten for Makarova, Helgesson, Gedevanishvili, Turkila, Hecken, and at least one surprise possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Why? This is how I see it

    Carolina
    Alena
    Polina
    Ashley
    Alissa
    Mao
    Kanako
    Akiko
    Kexin

    ?
    I would have Elene G. ahead of all but Carolina, Mao and Akiko in this list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Why? This is how I see it

    Carolina
    Alena
    Polina
    Ashley
    Alissa
    Mao
    Kanako
    Akiko
    Kexin

    place ahead of her and Juulia comes in 10th. It's not completely out of the question, with the way Ksenia has been bombing. Other OES ladies are unpredictable, like Gede is capable of bombing and falling out of top 10, as well as Helgesson. Idk. Didn't Juulia score in the 140s or 150s at Nationals and Nordics?
    I would, of course, love you to be right. But as Hanna said, Juulia only has two triples. And I don´t want the others bomb, I rather see a good competition.

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    And where do you place Marchei?

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    Remember my promise before Euros re: Kiira? Well this time it's; "If Turkilla finishes top ten at worlds, I will buy everyone who's posted in this thread a case of Moet."

    In all seriousness, I wish Kiira a speedy recovery. Sigh, two of my faves, both of whom happen to be Finnish, are injured Sad times.

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    Anyway (as kwanfain pointed out), since two girls are going, it won't be up to only Juulia. Also Mikonsaari has to at least qualify for the free skate. In that case, Juulia would have to place 12th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    And I don´t want the others bomb, I rather see a good competition.
    Yeah, me too. I'm happy if Finnish skaters do well but I would choose great skates overall and a competition any day over Finnish success.

    And not to be pessimistic or anything but how likely is it that both Kiira and Laura will be healthy in a year's time and therefore actually competing for the only spot? With their history of injuries.... If that DID happen, then at least it'd be interesting to see them really having to go for it.
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