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January 28, 2009

Kiira Korpi, 4

Kiira Korpi is a Finnish figure skater. She is the 2007 European bronze medalist and the 2008 Finnish National Champion.

Korpi won the silver medal at the 2005 Finnish nationals, qualifying her for the 2005 Europeans, where she placed 13th. The following season, she remained on the Junior Grand Prix, but placed 3rd at Nationals, 6th at Europeans, and then went on to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics where she finished in 16th place. Although she had placed 3rd at Nationals, the Finnish skating federation had used the results of the European Championships to determine the Olympic team. Korpi, despite being barely out of juniors, qualified with her finish.

In the post-Olympic season, Korpi made her senior Grand Prix debut. She competed at two events, but placed 4th at Nationals. She went to the European Championships and won the bronze medal, making her the second Finnish lady to ever medal at the European championships.

She has suffered from injury in the 2007-2008 season, causing her to miss her first Grand Prix event.

Kiira Korpi's father, Rauno Korpi, coached the Finnish women's hockey team to a bronze medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Birth name: Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi
Born: September 26, 1988
Origin: Tampere, Finland
Height: 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)

Kiira Korpi

Kiira Korpi


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