Kiira Korpi

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Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi is a former Finnish figure skater. She was born on 26 September 1988.

Korpi is the first Finnish skater to win a Grand Prix event (2010 Trophee Bompard) and the first Finnish skater to qualify for the Grand Prix Final (2012).

She is a three-time European medalist (bronze in 2007 and 2011, silver in 2012), the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard champion, the 2012 Rostelecom Cup champion, a two-time Cup of China medalist, and a five-time Finnish national champion (2009, 2011–2013 and 2015). She retired from competitive skating in August 2015.

Kiira's father, Rauno Korpi, coached the Finnish women's hockey team to a bronze medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and won National titles with his club Tappara Tampere. In Finland Kiira's nickname is Jääprinsessa (Ice Princess) due to her resemblance to Grace Kelly, the former Princess of Monaco. She became engaged to Arthur Borges Seppälä in May 2017 and is now married to him.


Last updated on 18 April 2019 by Mohacz

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00006625.htm

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

Rinkresults.com
http://rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=2

Social Media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kiira_korpi/?hl=pl
Facebook - https://pl-pl.facebook.com/kiirakorpiborges/


SP64.26ISU European Championships 2010
FS115.64ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012
TS177.19ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012

Programs and Videos
2014/2015
SP: "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles covered by Jeff Beck; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: "Violin Concerto in D minor" by Jean Sibelius; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2015 World Championship2015 European Championship2015 Finnish Championships47th Golden Spin of Zagreb 2014
2013/2014
SP: "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles covered by Jeff Beck; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: "Once Upon a Time in America" by Ennio Morricone; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

She did not compete this season.

2012/2013
SP: "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" by Claude Debussy; choreo. by David Wilson
FS: "Once Upon a Time in America" by Ennio Morricone; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
Ex: "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry
2012/13 Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Final Sochi, Russia2012 GP Rostelecom Cup2012 GP Cup of China2012 Finlandia Trophy
2011/2012
SP: "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS: "I Got Rhythm" by George Gershwin; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
Ex: "You and I" by Lady Gaga; choreo. by David Wilson

2012 European Championship2012 Finnish Championships2011 GP Rostelecom Cup
2010/2011
SP: "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS: "Evita" by Andrew Lloyd Webber; choreo. by David Wilson
Ex1: "If I Were a Boy" by Beyoncé; choreo. by Marwin Smith, Salome Brunner
Ex2: "Cry Me a River" by Ella Fitzgerald

2011 World Championship2011 European Championship2011 Finnish Championships2010 GP Trophée Eric Bompard2010 Finlandia Trophy
2009/2010
SP: "Caravan" by Ikuko Kawai
FS: "Crooked Room" / "Passenger to Copenhagen" (from "Agatha") by Kerkko Koskinen
Ex1: "If I Were a Boy" by Beyoncé; choreo. by Marwin Smith, Salome Brunner
Ex2: "Butterfly" (from "Out of Bounds") by Rajaton

2010 World ChampionshipEuropean Championship 20102009 NRW Trophy2009 GP Cup of China2009 Finlandia Trophy2009 Nebelhorn Trophy
2008/2009
SP: "Triunfal" by Ástor Piazzolla
FS: "Crooked Room" / "Passenger to Copenhagen" (from "Agatha") by Kerkko Koskinen
Ex: "Butterfly" (from "Out of Bounds") by Rajaton

2009 European Championship2008 Japan Open
2007/2008
SP: "Triunfal" by Ástor Piazzolla
FS: "Phantasia" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Chang
Ex: ABBA medley: "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" / "The Winner Takes It All" / "Dancing Queen"

2008 World Championship2008 European Championship
2006/2007
SP: "Eye Patch" / "Yo Te Quiero" (from "Once Upon a Time in Mexico") by Robert Rodriguez
FS: "Phantasia" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Chang
Ex1: "Speaking of Happiness" by Gloria Lynne
Ex2: "S'il suffisait d'aimer" by Céline Dion

2007 World Championships2007 European Championships
SP: no video found
FS: no video found
Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zng6fle72rg
2006 GP Skate America
2005/2006
SP: "Hello" by Lionel Richie
FS: Blues: "Fever" by Elvis Presley / "Blues Boys Tune" / "Shake It Up and Go" by B.B. King

2006 World ChampionshipXX Winter Olympic Games Torino 20062006 European Championship
2004/2005
SP: "Nessun dorma" by Giacomo Puccini performed by Vanessa-Mae
FS: Blues: "Fever" by Elvis Presley / "Blues Boys Tune" / "Shake It Up and Go" by B.B. King
Ex: "It's Oh So Quiet" by Björk

2005 Finnish Championships2004/05 JGP Final Helsinki
SP: no video found
FS: no video found
Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmiBlwmKjS4

2003/2004
SP: "Nessun dorma" by Giacomo Puccini performed by Vanessa-Mae
FS: "It's Oh So Quiet" by Björk


2002/2003
SP: "Fantasie Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
FS: "Spanish Caravan" by The Doors
Results

Short programFree skatingTotal
CompetitionScoreNoScoreNoScoreNo
2014/2015
2015 World Championship41.1131FNR41.1131
2015 European Championship60.604WD
2015 Finnish Championships55.311112.691168.001
47th Golden Spin of Zagreb 201456.224111.591167.811
2012/2013
2013 Finnish Championships66.391103.661170.051
2012/13 Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Final Sochi, Russia63.424111.525174.944
2012 GP Cup of Russia61.552115.641177.191
2012 GP Cup of China59.694110.173169.863
2012 Finlandia Trophy69.271111.892181.162
2011/2012
2012 European Championship61.802105.144166.942
2012 Finnish Championships58.701112.281170.981
2011 GP Rostelecom Cup55.815105.115160.925
2011 GP NHK Trophy53.707103.835157.536
2010/2011
2011 World Championship55.099109.718164.809
2011 European Championship63.501102.904166.403
2011 Finnish Championships61.491110.941172.431
2010 GP Trophée Eric Bompard61.391108.352169.741
2010 GP NHK Trophy52.60595.844148.444
2010 Finlandia Trophy60.421103.602164.022
2010 Nebelhorn Trophy58.451104.431162.881
2009/2010
2010 World Championship51.721682.7720134.4919
XXI Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 201052.9617108.6111161.5711
European Championship 201064.26299.425163.684
2010 Finnish Championships52.932106.351159.282
2009 NRW Trophy47.18687.516134.695
2009 GP Cup of China61.202102.073163.272
2009 GP Trophée Eric Bompard54.20684.638138.838
2009 Finlandia Trophy54.71298.133152.843
2009 Nebelhorn Trophy58.34291.674150.012
2008/2009
2009 Winter Universiade58.96189.264148.223
2009 European Championship47.60791.416139.015
2009 Finnish Championships53.343113.791167.131
2007/2008
2008 Japan Open

85.956

2008 World Championship60.58485.1517145.739
2008 European Championship58.602103.625162.225
2008 Finnish Championships64.201100.202164.402
2007 GP Cup of Russia58.22396.044154.264
2007 Finlandia Trophy57.06292.655149.715
2006/2007
2007 Kinoshita Group Cup Japan Open 2007

98.635

2007 World Championships49.631799.8411149.4714
2007 European Championships53.84597.354151.193
2006 GP Cup of Russia43.14994.274137.416
2006 GP Skate America42.98889.955132.937
2006 Finlandia Trophy49.823WD
2005/2006
2006 Kinoshita Group Cup Japan Open

86.665

2006 World Championship53.321197.8910151.2110
XX Winter Olympic Games Torino 200644.842092.3614137.2016
2006 European Championship47.741198.635146.376
2006 Finnish Nationals

3
2005 Merano Cup
1
1
1
JGP Skate Slovakia42.44875.897118.337
JGP Tallin Cup, Estonia45.33585.304130.663
2004/2005
2005 World Junior Championships43.931182.7010126.6310
2005 European Championships44.341281.1212125.4613
2005 Finnish Championships45.95
81.10
127.052
2005/06 JGP Final Helsinki45.95481.105127.054
2005 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter Chemnitz, Germany50.43173.014123.441
2005 JGP Hungary40.16967.207107.366
2003/2004
2004 World Junior Championships7.21217.017
16
2004 Finnish Junior Championships




1
2004 Junior Nordics




1
2003 JGP Gdańsk Cup, Poland2.044.046.03
2003 JGP Skate Bled, Slovenia2.557.079.56
2002/2003
2003 World Junior Championships10.21720.02033.019
2003 Finnish Junior Championships




2
2002 Junior Golden Bear
4
57.05


Galas and Exhibitions
Music On Ice 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMm74ZPAoR4
XOI 2017 - "Ave Maria" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49nwXc4pAiY
2016 Revolution On Ice - Ex1 "Vuelves" by Sweet California - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT64TsIgBJs
2016 Revolution On Ice - Ex2 "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmOCo2QMq_I
Intimissimi on Ice 2016 - Kiira Korpi & Stéphane Lambiel - "La Traviata" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYSzJX6XCzI
Intimissimi on Ice 2016 - Andrea Bocelli, Stephane Lambiel & Kiira Korpi, "The Prayer" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsSVfk_-XI8
Intimissimi On Ice 2016 - Kiira Korpi and Stephane Lambiel - "Habanera" - "Carmen", Georges Bizet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr6lbM-TVoI
All That Skate Summer 2012 - "Wild Awake" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMD0jXmpbMs / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IznSQpR60c8
All That Skate Summer 2012 - "The Girl With the Flaxen Hair" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O52lPcNJs
All That Skate Summer 2011 - "You and I" by Lady Gaga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBIOx-kBSHU
Fantasy On Ice 2010 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXBnLbObGCw
Stars sur glace - Bercy 2007 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHhXFlp91VE


GS Articles


Other Video Interviews and Articles
30 October 2018 - "Interview With Kiira Korpi" by Skate Talk Online - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkHJTuqJmUs

Original Post by YesWay
Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi was born on 26 September 1988 in Tampere, Finland.

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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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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deedee1

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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!'???? :confused: 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! :laugh: )
 
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Kiira will be coming to Japan next week, actually! :) https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan https://twitter.com/FinnairJapan/status/444654579074875392/photo/1
She is just gorgeous. :love: Too gorgeous, so that ordinary women like me wouldn't even feel 'jealous' of her. :laugh:

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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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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^^great to know. My friend in Finland often calls her the princess. She was so sad when Kiira didn't compete in Finlandia Trophy, I guess she will be happy now.
 

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According to the news, Kiira will compete at Golden Spin.

http://www.iltasanomat.fi/muutlajit/art-1288748882517.html

I hope this is true! I don't usually trust to the news of yellow papers. There's no source of this news (did they call Kiira or her manager or how did they found this news). And the announcement to Zagreb is no later than 6th November... I mean, how is it possible that Iltasanomat would know this. They have mentioned this competition in STLL's page but it has been there for ages so it really doesn't mean anything. I don't want to be negative or anything like that! Kiira is really my all-time-favourite skater and only thing I wish is that she could be healthy and compete again! I hope Iltasanomat has a trustworthy source for this news! :) :thumbsup:
 

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So you haven't found any legitimate source about Kiira competing in Golden spin, except the above link?
 

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So you haven't found any legitimate source about Kiira competing in Golden spin, except the above link?

I haven't. This is the only page that could be more trustworth but it seems the plans were made many months ago when they knew Kiira wouldn't be ready for the early season competitions. It says also that Kiira could go to Warsaw cup. So there are plans but we don't know if they are going to happen. I really wish they would!
 

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We assume she will compete in Golden Spin of Zagreb in the beginning of December. She needs some ISU competition before EC and WC. She hasn't GP spots because she missed whole last season because of achilles injury.
 

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We assume she will compete in Golden Spin of Zagreb in the beginning of December. She needs some ISU competition before EC and WC. She hasn't GP spots because she missed whole last season because of achilles injury.

Thank you
 

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Another snippet in Ilta-Sanomat print version today. Kiira is currently in Germany preparing for Golden Spin.
 

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It seems she has been training in Oberstdorf

After so many recent retirements, there are few left now who can skate with her kind of lightness, grace and elegance... so I hpe everything goes well, and she competes successfully at Golden Spin of Zagreb - and beyond!
 

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Really pleased she is competing again at last.

I hope she does well, but really at this point... I just want her to stay fit, and ease back into competition slowly. Build up gradually - nationals... europeans... worlds...
 

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Good luck to Kiira at Golden Spin! Competition starts soon...!
 
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