In her late teens Korpi occasionally tried 3loop-3toe which she nearly landed in 2006 Olys. If she could bring that back, she could also add a 2a-3t. Then her LP would be technically competitive.
I'm surprised at all the drama in this thread. It's not even the kind.
New Ice Network story about her comeback: http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2014/07/23/85556100
Icenetwork: What should we expect from the post-injury Kiira Korpi when competitions start?
Korpi: I'm so happy to have been able to work with the amazing Carlos Avila de Borba since December of last year. Even when I went through the surgery, we never stopped working hard and as professional as possible. It's really great how well I could actually keep my condition up even when I had the cast on for six weeks.
I've spent countless hours in the swimming pool, ballet room and on the stationary bike. We've been working so much to improve my flexibility, intramuscular strength, balance and motor skills as well as edge work and free body movements. I'm sure the people will notice a difference in my skating. It has become more like dancing!
Thanks for the link, Mrs. P. I'm looking forward to her comeback even more now!
All the dancy stuff will help her presentation scores, but she needs the 3t+3t, lutz and loop to keep her TES high enough to compete with the top skaters.
Thanks Mrs P!
I'm so exited to see her comeback. Kiira is a tough woman
The music choice for the LP (Sibelius violin concerto) sounds very grown-up and quite challenging. I really hope she can pull it off.
Personally, prior to her injury, I thought Kiira was on to something awesome. I loved her programs from 2012-2013 and I look forward to seeing her this season!
Is Adam no longer with Arutunian?Korpi returned to the United States at the end of June to continue preparing for the new season under the guidance of her coach, Rafael Arutunian, whose students also include two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner and 2014 U.S. junior champion Nathan Chen.