Kiira will turn 26 in September.
Her competitive record:
2012-2013 1, 3
2011-2012 5, 6
2010-2011 1, 4
2009-2010 8, 2
2006-2007 6, 7
Since Helsinki is bidding for 2017 Worlds, I'd imagine that would make a good retirement spot, or even if Stockholm wins the bid--close enough for a lot of Finnish fans to be there and her sponsors would like her visibility in Sweden (remember she went to Japan for Finnair this year even though she wasn't competing). Although that's only one year away from the Olympics and she's one of the more popular foreign skaters in Korea...
Originally Posted by anyanka
Two words: Julia Sebestyen. Never give up on anyone.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
As for fresh, young, and beautiful, I think Korpi qualifies for this description. Twenty-six is "old" only in the world of figure skating, but not when it comes to beauty. Korpi doesn't take a back seat to anyone in that department. And her jumps seem pretty solid, too. Go, Kiira, as far as you can take it!
Tripping on the Podium
Good news. So long she's happy and feel like competing, go Kiira.
I think Kiira has a good chance of skating a career best at Worlds, if she reaches her top form. Yes, Russia is very strong, but who outside Russia is beyond her reach? Gold, Wagner, who else? She could finish Top 6 at Worlds and even Top 8 would be a personal best.
Originally Posted by pohatta