Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi is used to spending most of her time, training for events, in Hervanta but recently decided to head to the US for a new training camp. Since returning to Finland, Kiira has admitted that she found things very different in California.
Korpi explained, "California starting ripened slowly in the spring. I wanted to try something new, and I missed the sparring and training friend Laura Lepistö after stopping. After all, in California a little different to Hervanta."
Kiira Korpi suffered a major injury last month, while at her training camp in California, which led to some serious worries for the skater and her team. MRI scans confirmed that she had suffered a tear to her left Achilles tendon but, upon returning to Finland for further studies, it was revealed that she would not need surgery on the injury.
With that in mind, Kiira has been working hard at her rehabilitation and is now in the process of getting back to walking, "Last Friday I gave up sticks and yesterday I got the plaster off. Now the next few weeks, the objective is to learn how to walk," she added.
Kiira Korpi has won three European Bronze medals (2007, 2011, 2012), as well as winning four Finnish titles.