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Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi (born 26 September 1988) is a Finnish figure skater.

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

She is a three-time European medalist (bronze in 2007 and 2011, silver in 2012).

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

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, 2015).

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

She retired from competitive skating in August 2015.

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

Korpi was born in Tampere, Finland.

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

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

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

In Finland her nickname is Jääprinsessa (Ice Princess) due to her resemblance to Grace Kelly, the former Princess of Monaco.

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

In addition to her native Finnish, Korpi also speaks Swedish, English, and German.

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

She has practiced pilates and Ashtanga yoga.

Photos – The Kiira Korpi Story

She became engaged to Arthur Borges Seppälä in May 2017.

Image Courtesy – Kiira Korpi (Instagram)

 

 

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