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    Kiira Korpi

    In our household, we have always thought Kiira was one of the most graceful and elegant of the ladies skaters, and also one of the most glamorous and charming.

    We saw her "live" at Finlandia Trophy 2012, and she seemed such a nice personality too - after the competition, there were literally hundreds of children clamouring for her autograph all around the rink. She was still wearing her performance outfit, and must have been cold - but she stayed out there til she'd gotten to all them - over an hour I think.

    I thought that year was going to be her best season ever - she started the GP so well with Bronze in China and gold in Russia. She was the first Finnish skater to reach the GPF and came 4th. But alas, she had to withdraw from the European championships and World's with injury.

    And this season 2013-2014, she still hasn't been able to compete due to ongoing injuries. I am hoping that she will be back for 2014-2015, because if not... I am very much afraid she will just retire instead. I think that would be a sad loss, not just for Finland, but for skating generally.

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    She tries very hard to heal herself and come back. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt is her doctor now. So she is in Germany right now. Carlos Ávila de Borba is her coach now. And she hopes to get back to California in the spring and Rafael Arutunianin would be her coach there. She was there last summer before the new injury. She is not thinking about retiring. She wants to improve herself with the new coaches. I think she is very motivated to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sini View Post
    She is not thinking about retiring. She wants to improve herself with the new coaches. I think she is very motivated to come back.
    That's good to hear. I hope she can stay injury-free next season.

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    Kiira will be coming to Japan next week, actually! https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan/sta...875392/photo/1
    She is just gorgeous. Too gorgeous, so that ordinary women like me wouldn't even feel 'jealous' of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Kiira will be coming to Japan next week, actually! https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan/sta...875392/photo/1
    She is just gorgeous. Too gorgeous, so that ordinary women like me wouldn't even feel 'jealous' of her.
    I wonder if she will go to the World Championships, as a spectator, while she is in Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    I wonder if she will go to the World Championships, as a spectator, while she is in Japan?
    Yes, I think so. (<- in this case, should I say 'I bet!'?, or 'You bet!'???? oh, English for me is still difficult! especially when picking up very easy words and/or imitative/mimetic words, which babies and children are very good at! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Kiira will be coming to Japan next week, actually! https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan/sta...875392/photo/1
    She is just gorgeous. Too gorgeous, so that ordinary women like me wouldn't even feel 'jealous' of her.
    I know what you mean, Deedee. I never aspire to look like someone like Kiira. I'm just glad that such beauty is in the world. And she seems nice, too.

    (In answer to your last question, I'd say "You bet!" To me, the implication of "I bet!" is sarcastic, while "You bet!" is "You can be certain of it.")

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    Thanks a lot for being always very nice to me and for answering my questions about the language (some of which might sound a bit stupid sometimes ) , Olympia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Thanks a lot for being always very nice to me and for answering my questions about the language (some of which might sound a bit stupid sometimes ) , Olympia!
    My pleasure, Deedee. Your English is already excellent, by the way. And there are no silly language questions. You should hear us at the office sometimes, when we're editing something. Even when English is all one speaks, there's sometimes confusion over a usage issue or a preposition. The finer points of idioms from language to language are always tricky, anyway--but isn't that part of the fun?

    And some idioms are funny in the way they relate to one another. For example, though down and up are opposites, burn down and burn up mean just about the same thing. Likewise, it means just about the same thing to fill in a form and to fill out a form. I'm sure other languages have equivalent oddities in them.

    As for Kiira, I do hope she can recover and continue skating. She brings something special to skating, and I'm always happy to see Finland having a presence in international skating. I hope a new young crop of skaters can take the stage from there soon.

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