Jenni Saarinen

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Jenni Saarinen is a Ladies Singles skater who represents 🇫🇮 Finland. She was born on 9th March 1999 in Espoo, Uusimaa, 🇫🇮 Finland.

She is managed by 2009 European Champion Laura Lepistö, who was also born in Espoo.

Jenni has been competing on the international circuit since the 2011-12 season, when she was competing at Advanced Novice level. In December 2011, she finished a credible 4th in her international debut at the NRW Trophy in Germany. In February 2012, she won her first international medal when she won the silver at the Nordic Championships, held that year in Finland. And then, a month later, Jenni came back from 5th in the SP to win her first international gold medal at the Coupe du Printemps in Luxembourg.

She moved up to Junior level in the 2012-13 season, and instantly made her mark by winning the gold at the Ice Star in Minsk. This was followed by a bronze at the Coupe de Nice, a gold at the Finnish Championships, and a gold at the Nordic Championships. Towards the end of the season, Jenni made her debut at the Junior World Championships in Italy, where she finished 14th.

The 2013-14 was to be even more successful. At the start of the season, Jenni appeared at 2 Junior Grand Prix events. She was 4th in the SP at the Baltic Cup, and 6th in the SP at Czech Skate. Unfortunately, multiple falls in the Free Skates at both events dropped her down the order. But, she still managed to finish in the top 10 overall at both events.

She quickly bounced back from any disappointment, though, by having a clean sweep of 1st places at the Finnish Championships, followed by a gold in one of the Junior competitions at the Bavarian Open, and then another clean sweep of 1st places at the Nordic Championships (where she also achieved her international PB). She also improved her overall position at Junior Worlds, finishing 13th.

This season (2014-15) has been a transitional year for Jenni, as she has been competing in Junior and Senior events.

At the start of the season, she finished 9th in both her Junior Grand Prix appearances. She was actually 3rd in the SP at the Japanese round, but any chances of a podium were undone by FOUR falls in the FS.

But, she quickly bounced back in the senior competitions that followed, with 5th at the Finlandia, a bronze at the Volvo Open in Latvia, and a silver at the Finnish Championships. Significantly, she was 1st in the SP at the Volvo Open, and only Kiira Korpi was above her in all the results tables at Nationals. Returning to Juniors, she finished 4th at the EYOF in Austria, and then repeated her 13th position from the previous season at Junior Worlds (albeit with a lower score).

Finally, Jenni capped off the season by winning her first senior gold medal at the Nordics. The interesting thing to note here is that she did not win either segment – she was 2nd in both the SP and the FS. But, it was different skaters that won each segment. So, it was actually Jenni’s consistency that won her the competition.

If Jenni can continue to be consistent like this, rather than having wildly different positions in each segment (like she has done at every Junior Grand Prix she has competed at), then we have the makings of a very good skater.

And having Laura Lepistö in her corner will be a great help for Jenni.

Over the past decade, Kiira Korpi and Laura Lepistö have had a lot of success. But despite this, things were looking very worrying for Finnish Skating as, for a long time there, it looked like there was nobody to succeed them.

Well, there is now! ;) :biggrin:


Original Post

Since Nicky Slater reckons that she is a star for the future, I thought I would get in early and start a fan thread for Jenni Saarinen! ;) :biggrin:

OK, so the fact that I have a specific question I want to ask about her might have something to do with it too... ;)

Ever since I saw Jenni’s name on the entry list for the 2013 Junior Worlds, I have been wondering something:

Does anybody know if Jenni is in any way related to the (still much-missed) Finnish motorbike racer Jarno Saarinen?

Jarno Saarinen was the 250cc World Champion in 1972, and is still the only Finn to win a tarmac motorcycle world championship. But he died the following year in a crash during the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

As I wasn’t born until 12 years after his accident, I don’t know anything about Jarno’s family. So, I don’t know if he managed to have any children, or if he had any siblings, that Jenni might be descended from.

Now, I know from her ISU Bio that Jenni is originally from Espoo, while Jarno was from Turku. Although the 2 towns are 100 miles apart, that is not much in a country as large as Finland. So, it might be possible that they are related in some way.

On the other hand, in a country with as small a population as Finland’s, it is possible that Saarinen is a very common surname! So, it might be just coincidence.

I just don’t know enough about Finland to judge whether it is plausible.

So, can anybody shed any light on the matter?

Before I go, may I just congratulate Jenni on her results in Junior Worlds. She was the youngest girl in the competition, so to finish 14th overall out of such a big field was brilliant! Considering she is so young, her performances in both the Short (19th/45) and the Free (13th/24) were very impressive.

OK, so she is not yet in the same league as Elena Radionova or Annabelle Prölß, who were born in the same year but are already big stars. But the potential is there... ;) :biggrin:

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Updated: December 2020


Biographical Info

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034234.htm

FFSA Bio:
http://www.stll.fi/luistelijalle/huippuluistelu/maajoukkue-yl/jenni-saarinen/

Rink Results Bio:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=274

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/jennisaarinen/

Tracings Bio:
http://www.tracings.net/saar-jenn.html

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenni_Saarinen


Social Media

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/JenniSaarinenFigureskater

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jenniisaarinen/

Website:
http://www.jennisaarinen.com/en/


Programmes

2020–21 Season
SP: “Claire De Lune” by Claude Debussy
FS: “Oriental” by Raul Ferrando, Fathi Aljarah and Adam Hurst
EX:

2019–20 Season
SP: “Differente” by Gotan Project
FS: “I'll Take Care Of You” by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa
EX:

2018–19 Season
SP: “Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas” and “Otoño Porteño”, both by Ástor Piazzolla
FS: “I’ll Take Care Of You” by Beth Hart, “Lifted” by Naughty Boy
EX:

2017–18 Season
SP:
FS: “I'll Take Care of You” by Brook Benton
EX:

2016–17 Season
SP:
FS: “Human” by Christina Perri
EX:

2015–16 Season
SP:
FS: “The Mask of Zorro” by James Horner
EX:

2014–15 Season
SP: “Flamenco” by Ikuko Kawai
FS: “El Falso Delphos”, “L'Atelier”, “Nas Ruas De Lisboa”, and “Una Maquina De Escribir” (all from “El Tiempo Entre Costuras”) by Cesar Benito
EX:

2013–14 Season
SP: “Flamenco” by Ikuko Kawai
FS: “Solitary Hill”, “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel, and “Wind”
EX:

2012–13 Season
SP: “To The Fair” (from “Beauty And The Beast”) by Alan Menken, and “The Euphorium” (from “Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium”) by Alexandre Desplat
FS: “Pop Quiz And The Time Machine Montage” by Danny Elfman, and “Fairytale” by Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell
EX:

2011–12 Season
SP:
FS:
EX:


Personal Best Scores

ISU Personal Best Scores for Jenni Saarinen:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_cr_00034234.htm

+5 / -5 Grade Of Execution System


+3 / -3 Grade Of Execution System


The Personal Best and Season Best scores that the ISU uses for a skater only take into consideration certain competitions. For example, they do not take into consideration domestic competitions, such as Sectional, Regional or National Championships.

The table below takes into consideration all the events that the skater has taken part in. These scores are referred to as “Absolute Personal Best” and “Absolute Season’s Best” so as to distinguish them from the scores recorded by the ISU.

Absolute Personal Best Score
Absolute Season’s Best Score

The Absolute designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.

+5 / -5 Grade Of Execution System

Ladies *
SP Date
Competition
SP Score
FS Date
Competition
FS Score
Event Dates
Competition
Total Score
Major Championships
Grands Prix
Other International Competitions11 Oct. 2019Finlandia Trophy
60.06
13 Oct. 2019Finlandia Trophy
121.14
11–13 Oct. 2019Finlandia Trophy
181.20
National Competitions15 Dec. 2018Finnish Championships
54.51​
16 Dec. 2018Finnish Championships
105.28​
14–16 Dec. 2018Finnish Championships
159.79​
Absolute PB11 Oct. 2019Finlandia Trophy
60.06
13 Oct. 2019Finlandia Trophy
121.14
11–13 Oct. 2019Finlandia Trophy
181.20

+3 / -3 Grade Of Execution System

Ladies *
SP Date
Competition
SP Score
FS Date
Competition
FS Score
Event Dates
Competition
Total Score
Major Championships04 Mar. 2015ISU Junior World Championships
55.43​
16 Mar. 2014ISU Junior World Championships
87.26​
10–16 Mar. 2014ISU Junior World Championships
141.02​
Grands Prix12 Sep. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Nagoya TV Cup
55.20​
30 Aug. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Ljubljana Cup
93.11​
02–05 Oct. 2013ISU Junior Grand Prix Czech Skate
142.98​
Other International Competitions01 Nov. 2017Denkova-Staviski Cup
55.93
02 Mar. 2014Nordic Championships
97.89
27 Feb. – 02 Mar. 2014Nordic Championships
149.78​
National Competitions14 Dec. 2013Finnish Championships
57.17
21 Dec. 2014Finnish Championships
104.19
19–21 Dec. 2014Finnish Championships
157.00
Absolute PB14 Dec. 2013Finnish Championships
57.17
21 Dec. 2014Finnish Championships
104.19
19–21 Dec. 2014Finnish Championships
157.00

* = For more information about Personal Best scores, and to find out how the competitions were defined for the purposes of the above table, please see the following post:

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/posts/2144915


Competitive History

Absolute Personal Best Score
Absolute Season’s Best Score

Disclaimer: Absolute Personal Best (PB) and Absolute Season’s Best (SB) score designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.

+5 / -5 Grade Of Execution System

Date
Competition
Level
SP Pos
SP Score
FS Pos
FS Score
Total Pos
Total Score
2020–21 Season
26–29 Nov. 2020NRW Autumn Trophy
Senior​
6​
51.92​
3
96.03​
3
147.95​
23–26 Sep. 2020Nebelhorn Trophy
Senior​
4​
57.25​
2
106.62​
3
163.87​
2019–20 Season
20–23 Feb. 2020Challenge Cup
Senior​
4​
61.03​
13​
93.82​
8​
154.85​
05–09 Feb. 2020Nordic Championships
Senior​
4​
54.76​
1
116.47​
3
171.23​
20–26 Jan. 2020European Championships
Senior​
33​
42.61​
–​
–​
33​
42.61​
13–15 Dec. 2019Finnish Championships
Senior​
1
61.86​
2
110.58​
2
172.44​
14–17 Nov. 2019Warsaw Cup
Senior​
8​
55.37​
12​
105.27​
10​
160.64​
11–13 Oct. 2019Finlandia Trophy
Senior​
4​
60.06
4​
121.14
4​
181.20
13–15 Sep. 2019Lombardia Trophy
Senior​
6​
57.66​
9​
103.98​
9​
161.64​
2018–19 Season
07–10 Feb. 2019Nordic Championships
Senior​
1
56.07
1
106.56
1
162.63
14–16 Dec. 2018Finnish Championships
Senior​
3
54.51​
2
105.28​
3
159.79​
29 Nov. – 02 Dec. 2018Christmas Cup
Senior​
3
49.94​
2
97.66​
2
147.60​

+3 / -3 Grade Of Execution System

Date
Competition
Level
SP Pos
SP Score
FS Pos
FS Score
Total Pos
Total Score
2017–18 Season
01–04 Feb. 2018Nordic Championships
Senior​
4​
50.31​
6​
84.70​
6​
135.01​
15–17 Dec. 2017Finnish Championships
Senior​
4​
41.55​
3
82.80​
3
124.35​
20–26 Nov. 2017Tallinn Trophy
Senior​
9​
53.87​
19​
84.88
17​
138.75
31 Oct. – 04 Nov. 2017Denkova-Staviski Cup
Senior​
2
55.93
8​
79.58​
4​
135.51​
2016–17 Season
02–05 Mar. 2017Nordic Championships
Senior​
6​
48.63​
14​
58.65​
12​
107.28​
05–07 Jan. 2017FBMA Trophy
Senior​
7​
39.57​
2
86.82​
4​
126.39​
16–18 Dec. 2016Finnish Championships
Senior​
3
52.25
2
87.24
2
139.49
2015–16 Season
09–13 Mar. 2016Cup Of Tyrol
Senior​
5​
51.45​
5​
82.03​
4​
133.48​
24–28 Feb. 2016Nordic Championships
Senior​
4​
54.37
4​
94.32​
4​
148.69​
18–20 Dec. 2015Finnish Championships
Senior​
3
51.62​
1
103.14
2
154.76
Oct. 2015Finnish Championships 1st Qualifying
Senior​
2014–15 Season
03–08 Mar. 2015ISU Junior World Championships
Junior​
8​
55.43
15​
84.07​
13​
139.50​
11–15 Feb. 2015Nordic Championships
Senior​
2
50.09​
2
95.98​
1
146.07​
25–30 Jan. 2015European Youth Olympic Festival
Junior​
8​
43.69​
3
85.24​
4​
128.93​
19–21 Dec. 2014Finnish Championships
Senior​
2
52.81​
2
104.19
2
157.00
05–09 Nov. 2014Volvo Open Cup
Senior​
1
50.05​
4​
91.25​
3
141.30​
09 – 12 Oct. 2014Finlandia Trophy
Senior​
6​
48.55​
4​
95.61​
5​
144.16​
10–14 Sep. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Nagoya TV Cup
Junior​
3
55.20​
12​
74.24​
9​
129.44​
27–30 Aug. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Ljubljana Cup
Junior​
10​
43.21​
6​
93.11​
9​
136.32​
2013–14 Season
10–16 Mar. 2014ISU Junior World Championships
Junior​
8​
53.76​
13​
87.26​
13​
141.02​
27 Feb. – 02 Mar. 2014Nordic Championships
Junior​
1
51.89​
1
97.89
1
149.78​
29 Jan. – 02 Feb. 2014Bavarian Open
Junior​
2
45.32​
1
90.82​
1
136.14​
13–15 Dec. 2013Finnish Championships
Junior​
1
57.17
1
96.91​
1
154.08
02–05 Oct. 2013ISU Junior Grand Prix Czech Skate
Junior​
6​
54.98​
11​
88.00​
7​
142.98​
18–21 Sep. 2013ISU Junior Grand Prix Baltic Cup
Junior​
4​
46.85​
11​
70.78​
10​
117.63​
2012–13 Season
25 Feb. – 03 Mar. 2013ISU Junior World Championships
Junior​
19​
44.95​
13​
84.86​
14​
129.81​
31 Jan. – 03 Feb. 2013Nordic Championships
Junior​
2
46.30
1
88.95​
1
135.25​
19–21 Dec. 2012Finnish Championships
Junior​
2
44.95​
1
93.69
1
138.64
24–28 Oct. 2012Coupe de Nice
Junior​
4​
45.01​
3
87.09​
3
132.10​
Oct. 2012Finnish Championships 1st Qualifying
Junior​
42.64​
51.05​
2
93.69​
07–09 Sep. 2012Ice Star
Junior​
2
44.24​
1
84.37​
1
128.61​
2011–12 Season
16–18 Mar. 2012Coupe du Printemps
Advanced Novice​
5​
32.97​
1
66.48​
1
99.45​
Finnish Championships
Advanced Novice​
1
45.72
1
90.00
1
135.72
09–12 Feb. 2012Nordic Championships
Novice​
3
36.33​
2
64.12​
2
100.45​
Jan. 2012Finnish Championships 2nd Qualifying
Junior​
29 Nov. – 04 Dec. 2011NRW Trophy
Advanced Novice​
4​
40.05​
5​
59.70​
4​
99.75​
24–25 Nov. 2011Tallinn Trophy
Cubs​
–​
–​
14​
15.20​
14​
15.20​
2010–11 Season
Finnish Championships
Advanced Novice​
6​
35.48​
13​
57.44​
9​
92.92​
26 Feb. 2011Tampere Competition
2
06 Dec. 2010Santa Claus Competition
2

Absolute Personal Best Score
Absolute Season’s Best Score

Disclaimer: Absolute Personal Best (PB) and Absolute Season’s Best (SB) score designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.


Videos

2020–21 Season

28th November 2020: NRW Autumn Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wls-i3l0RfY

24th September 2020: Nebelhorn Trophy SP (English Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3PcASFPnSQ


2019–20 Season

17th November 2019: Warsaw Cup FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtfLy8N225c
15th November 2019: Warsaw Cup SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn8dryVv2pw


13th October 2019: Finlandia Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa2LTYYzZZ4
11th October 2019: Finlandia Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EuxwEunvuE

14th September 2019: Lombardia Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxCnlfSTuSE
13th September 2019: Lombardia Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXfJMEF3e0M


2018–19 Season

1st December 2018: Christmas Cup FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tLuE2KWoPs
29th November 2018: Christmas Cup SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld1lCdxIhbY


2017–18 Season

2nd November 2017: Denkova-Staviski Cup FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRXP2D45vKQ


2016–17 Season

7th January 2017: FBMA Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-eGy2VatKk
5th January 2017: FBMA Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbnGCfIKjtY

18th December 2016: Finnish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6tSntCA7A
17th December 2016: Finnish Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pxx4jD9RQo
17th December 2016: Finnish Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKT1ut-2qoM


2015–16 Season

20th December 2015: Finnish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W3YdEZWSBw
19th December 2015: Finnish Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK-Owd27RY

17th October 2015: Finnish Championships 1st Qualifying SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwUSxh_SmVI


2014–15 Season

6th March 2015: ISU Junior World Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6AhoTTA2yU/
4th March 2015: ISU Junior World Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2iqksx

21st December 2014: Finnish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJCw0o3hI8Y
20th December 2014: Finnish Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWhbiu-ZEPo

11th October 2014: Finlandia Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t8a_4yEdEY

10th October 2014: Finlandia Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxy3yws1K1A

13th September 2014: ISU Junior Grand Prix Nagoya TV Cup FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mvJ--nwQhY
12th September 2014: ISU Junior Grand Prix Nagoya TV Cup SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFE43tPsT8

30th August 2014: ISU Junior Grand Prix Ljubljana Cup FS (Canadian Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFXueNcal6U
28th August 2014: ISU Junior Grand Prix Ljubljana Cup SP (Canadian Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPB0JyjwTo


2013–14 Season

16th March 2014: ISU Junior World Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pADFbao4erY

15th December 2013: Finnish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8etkXgvvg

5th October 2013: ISU Junior Grand Prix Czech Skate FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3d0hloAFWY
3rd October 2013: ISU Junior Grand Prix Czech Skate SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVKLmJXPfq8

20th September 2013: ISU Junior Grand Prix Baltic Cup FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W7zXyRbyUs
19th September 2013: ISU Junior Grand Prix Baltic Cup SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YYYpXXQrFg


2012–13 Season

1st March 2013: ISU Junior World Championships FS (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjkeK6R-SQo

1st February 2013: Nordic Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uoz0RFUuis

October 2012: Finnish Championships 1st Qualifying FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPqJzEyrg8
October 2012: Finnish Championships 1st Qualifying SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEqelTb4G_s

September 2012: Ice Star FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbsDni3u21g
September 2012: Ice Star FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC1qNuHvCTg


2011–12 Season

11th February 2012: Nordic Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgEGo_ku1XM
11th February 2012: Nordic Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ_59-PxisY
9th February 2012: Nordic Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ-mYzR1Ux4

January 2012: Finnish Championships 2nd Qualifying FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q3sFeQVzQg

1st December 2011: NRW Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFQDTDZLbAM
30th November 2011: NRW Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaW6xKQ55Wo


2010–11 Season

12th March 2011: Finnish Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwBL2PpeCss

26th February 2011: Tampere Competition (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZfeshWpB6A

6th December 2010: Santa Claus Competition FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNjLSsjlrbM


Other Videos

28th February 2017: Jenni Saarinen mashup (Hannu Saarinen) [Montage that Jenni made of clips of herself]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P48tH6Vb8gE

8th June 2015: Triple lutz combo Jenni Saarinen (performlive)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl8Fp90ALi0

21st December 2014: Kiira Korpi, Jenni Saarinen ja Viveca Lindfors SM-taitoluistelun mitalihaastattelussa (Skating Finland) [Interview with podium finishers in Finnish Championships]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5i20U2wUtY

16th November 2014: Jenni Saarisen haastattelu, 2. SM-valintakilpailu, Tikkurila, Vantaa (HSK - Helsingfors Skridskoklubb rf - Helsingin Luistinklubi ry) [Interview with Jenni after Volvo Open]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1rIAew8Vl8

3rd November 2014: Finlandia Trophy Espoo 2014 Jenni Saarinen Interview (Skating Finland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYXhYTyxK-w

11th February 2012: JenniSaarinen (sjakob52) [Jenni’s FS from the 2012 Nordic Championships, but with the music changed to a medley of songs from “Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix”]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IlKdMKrIxc

11th February 2012: Jenni Saarinen won silver medal in Novice Girls in Nordic Championships at Vantaa (Valo Mediapalvelu)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjiRABmsYfs


Articles And Video Interviews

15th February 2015: “Jenni Saarinen of Finland wins the Senior Ladies” (Nordics 2015)
https://web.archive.org/web/20150521073447/https://nordics2015.no/2015/02/15/jenni-saarinen-of-finland-wins-the-senior-ladies/

21st December 2014: “Kiira Korpi Suomen mestariksi” (Kokkolan Taitoluistelijat)
REMOVED https://kokkolantaitoluistelijat.sporttisaitti.com/?x118281=564248

6th November 2014: “Nuori suomalaisurheilija ei hätkähtänyt varustekommellusta” (Ilta Sanomat)
https://web.archive.org/web/20141106212621/https://www.iltasanomat.fi/taitoluistelu/art-1288762218146.html

November 2014: “Jenni Saarinen ja Petra Laakkonen pronssimitaleille Riikassa!” (Tappara Taitoluistelu)
REMOVED https://www.tappara.fi/taitoluistel...Laakkonen_pronssimitaleille_Riikassa__32.html

10th October 2014: “15-vuotiaat lupaukset väläyttivät Finlandia Trophyssa” (Kainuun Sanomat)
REMOVED https://www.kainuunsanomat.fi/kainu...at-lupaukset-valayttivat-finlandia-trophyssa/

15th March 2014: “Tapparan Jenni Saarinen luistelee kahdeksantena – luisteli sormi verisenä” (Aamulehti)
REMOVED https://www.aamulehti.fi/Urheilu/11...ee+kahdeksantena+luisteli+sormi+verisena.html

21st November 2013: “Tauko ei lannistanut Jenni Saarista” (juniori TAPPARALAINEN)
https://view.joomag.com/junioritapparalainen-2013/0364575001385036203?page=12

30th September 2012: “Jenni Saarinen säihkyi junioreiden ykköstähtenä” (Hämeen Sanomat)
https://www.hameensanomat.fi/uutiset/jenni-saarinen-saihkyi-junioreiden-ykkostahtena-2-129280/
 
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Sara

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Very nice to see that Jenni has been noticed in the JWC! She is a very talented young girl indeed. :) Jenni trains together with Kiira Korpi at Tappara skating club. What comes to her last name, Saarinen is extremely common name here in Finland and therefore I doubt that she is related to Jarno Saarinen. If you just google with "Saarinen", you can see how common name it is. Finland has several promising junior skaters. In my opinion Jenni is the most promising one but there's also Liubov Efimenko (born 1999) from Lahti who is extremely talented, as well as Lyydia Määttänen (born 1998) who trains with Jenni and Kiira.
 

FSGMT

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Very nice to see that Jenni has been noticed in the JWC! She is a very talented young girl indeed. :) Jenni trains together with Kiira Korpi at Tappara skating club. What comes to her last name, Saarinen is extremely common name here in Finland and therefore I doubt that she is related to Jarno Saarinen. If you just google with "Saarinen", you can see how common name it is. Finland has several promising junior skaters. In my opinion Jenni is the most promising one but there's also Liubov Efimenko (born 1999) from Lahti who is extremely talented, as well as Lyydia Määttänen (born 1998) who trains with Jenni and Kiira.
Welcome! :)
 

Sara

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Thank you! I will try to keep the forum updated on Finnish skating news. Such a pity Kiira cannot participate in Worlds :/
 

CaroLiza_fan

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She does have a website altready :)

http://www.jennisaarinen.netai.net/joomla164/index.php/en/

It doesn't say anything about her family, but she won Jr Ladies at the Nordics this season.

Wow! I just had a look at the website, and that is a very impressive record she has! Nicky mightn't have been too wrong when he said she could be the next Kiira Korpi! ;)

Very nice to see that Jenni has been noticed in the JWC! She is a very talented young girl indeed. :) Jenni trains together with Kiira Korpi at Tappara skating club. What comes to her last name, Saarinen is extremely common name here in Finland and therefore I doubt that she is related to Jarno Saarinen. If you just google with "Saarinen", you can see how common name it is.

Doh! I never actually thought of just searching for "Saarinen" in Google! Instead, I just went straight into Wikipedia and looked up Jarno, and then Jenni!

But, I did the Google search there now, and I see what you mean about it being a common surname. I also did the same search in Wikipedia, and found that the "Saarinen" page had links to 18 people's Wikipedia pages listed on it. It now has 19, because I just added a link to Jenni's Wikipedia page!!! ;) :D

Motorbike racing has always been my first love, and it always will be. So, when I saw Jenni's surname in the entry list, the first thing that came into my head was Jarno. I knew it was a long shot, but curiosity just got the better of me!

Finland has several promising junior skaters. In my opinion Jenni is the most promising one but there's also Liubov Efimenko (born 1999) from Lahti who is extremely talented, as well as Lyydia Määttänen (born 1998) who trains with Jenni and Kiira.

I just went onto YouTube and watched Liubov Efimenko's SP at the 2013 Nordics, as well as Lyydia Määttänen's FS at the 2012 Ice Star.

Put it like this: if these 3 girls are anything to go by, Finland has nothing to worry about when Kiira follows Laura Lepistö into retirement!!! (Not that I hope that happens any time soon - I am a big Kiira fan. She is the most beautiful, graceful skater there has been in recent years. But, all good things come to an end, and I feel that it will not be long until Kiira takes that step. Especially since she is not going to Worlds this year...)

All 3 of these girls do look very promising. But from what little of them I have seen, I would agree with your assessment that Jenni is the most promising.

But, it is good to see that the future of Finnish skating is looking bright. :biggrin:

CaroLiza_fan
 

Violetti

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Jenni won junior ladies in Nordics today. 149.78 points. I love her sp this year, flamenco style. She is going to junior worlds.
 

Violetti

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Jenni was third in the Volvo Open Cup. She even won the sp even though her bag with skates and the dress were missing. She was allowed to skate last in case they would arrive. There were only two skaters before her when she got her skates and dress and then won the sp. Well done!

It was her second international senior competition and her first senior medal.
 
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CaroLiza_fan

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Jenni was third in the Volvo Open Cup. She even won the sp even though her bag with skates and the dress were missing. She was allowed to skate last in case they would arrive. There were only two skaters before her when she got her skates and dress and then won the sp. Well done!

Wow!!!!! :eek:

Unfortunately, I got mixed up about what day the Volvo Open was starting, so I only saw the Free Skates LIVE. And I have not yet got caught up with the Shorts. So, I had no idea she had all this drama.

To win the SP under those conditions just shows what a strong competitor Jenni is. I tell you, this girl is going to be somebody to watch out for in the future.

Now that I've heard this, it was a shame that Jenni only managed 4th in the FS. But, let's be honest, nobody could have done anything about Kuchvalska's FS!

WELL DONE JENNI!!!!

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I wouldn't call myself a "fan" of Jenni - I haven't seen enough or know enough about her to become a fan. But she shows good potential, so I think of her as one to watch...

...and for those who are already fans, here's a few photos from when I did watch... at Finlandia Trophy last month --> CLICKY

Official Finlandia SP video
Official Finlandia FS video
Interview at Finlandia

She finished 5th with 144.16 points... her personal best!
 

CaroLiza_fan

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She finished 5th with 144.16 points... her personal best!

Good news! In Finnish Nationals this weekend, Jenni has bettered her overall Personal Best by a good margin!

It is now at 157.00! Although Jenni did not reach her Short Programme PB, she improved her Free Skate PB by 8.58 points, to 104.19.

The top 3 was the same in all segments - Kiira Korpi, from Jenni Saarinen, from Viveca Lindfors.

After the SP, Jenni was only 3 points behind Kiira, and 5 ahead of Viveca. But, Kiira pulled away in the FS to win by exactly 11 points overall. Apart from the fact that this is Kiira we are talking about, a thing that wouldn't have helped Jenni was that she had a fall in the FS.

But, she still managed to finish 9.98 ahead of Viveca overall.

Thank you to TT_Fin for bringing this to our attention in the Finnish Nationals thread

I was just looking at their ISU Bios, and Viveca was born in January 1999 while Jenni was born in March 1999. So, they are both old enough to be eligible for the Finnish team at Europeans and Worlds.

Maybe not yet, but in a few years time I think Jenni could be a seriously challenger for a senior international slot!

All the best for the rest of the season Jenni!!!

CaroLiza_fan
 
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CaroLiza_fan

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Just to let you know that I have now posted the first part of my update to the Original Post.

(I was getting annoyed that Jenni was now on the final page of the Fan Fest Forum, so decided to post some of the update now so that I could bump her up! ;) )


While doing my research, I was looking at Jenni's website and spotted something that surprised me on the contact details page.

It would appear that Laura Lepistö is Jenni's manager!!!

Now, that is a good person to have in your corner! ;) :biggrin:

I tell you, this girl is going places! Not only has she got the skating skills, but she's also got the right people around her.

Nicky Slater mightn't have been far wrong when he picked her out a couple of years ago as somebody to watch for the future...

CaroLiza_fan
 
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The Finn

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Does anyone know what has happen to Jenni? First she was named for two JGP events, then one of her JGP event was taken away from her and now she has lost the other one too. So, it looks like no JGP for her this season.
 

Violetti

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Does anyone know what has happen to Jenni? First she was named for two JGP events, then one of her JGP event was taken away from her and now she has lost the other one too. So, it looks like no JGP for her this season.

I just thought maybe she prefers senior competitions especially now that Kiira is not competing any more. That one JGP event would have been just a week before Finlandia Trophy. I think Finlandia Trophy is much more important for her than any JGP event. And only a week between two competitions is too short time. These are just my thoughts. Next week (I hope Wednesday) we'll see the entries for Finlandia.
 

Figureskaterr

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She was tired after last season and took 6 weeks off from skating during the summer. She is back on the ice and hopefully full of energy and motivation to practise and compete again. Finland can't afford losing yet another promising skater. Jenni is so talented. I wish her all the best!
 
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