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Most Recent Results :
Event Points Finish Year
2009 Skate Canada 158.52 3rd 2009
2009 NHK Trophy 152.19 5th 2009

Laura Lepistö (born April 25, 1988) is a Finnish Figure skater. She is the 2009 European and 2008 Finnish national champion.

Personal lifeEdit

Lepistö was born in Espoo, Finland. She is the grand-neice of actor Heimo Lepistö.

She has also trained in Vierumäki, Boston, and Tallinn.

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

In the 2002-2003 season, Lepistö won the silver medal on the junior level at the Gardena Spring Trophy and the junior gold medal at the Warsaw Cup. She won the gold medal on the junior level at the 2003 Finnish Figure Skating Championships.

In the 2003-2004 season, Lepistö debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. She placed 12th at the 2003-2004 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Bulgaria and 8th at the event in Croatia. She placed 5th on the junior level at the 2004 Finnish Figure Skating Championships and won the bronze medal on the junior level at the 2004 Nordic Figure Skating Championships.

In the 2004-2005 season, she competed on the 2004-2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. She won the event in Belgrade and placed 9th at the event in Romania. She then won the junior national title at the 2005 Finnish Figure Skating Championships and the silver medal on the junior level at the 2005 Nordic Figure Skating Championships.

In the 2005-2006 season, she competed on the 2005-2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. She won the bronze medal at the event in Andorra and placed 4th in the event in Bulgaria. She placed 4th in her senior national debut at the 2006 Finnish Figure Skating Championships, and then won another junior silver medal at the [2006 Nordic Figure Skating Championships]]. She went on to make her debut at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships at the 2006 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, where she placed 9th.

In the 2006-2007 season, she competed at one event on the 2006-2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix, finishing 5th at the event in Slovakia. She then missed much of the season due to injury. She came back to compete at the 2007 Finnish Figure Skating Championships, where she won the silver medal. She won the senior silver medal at the 2007 Nordic Figure Skating Championships. She competed at the 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, where she placed 7th.

Senior successEdit

In the 2007-2008 season, Lepistö began competing entirely on the senior level. She won the bronze medal at the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy and placed 4th at the 2007 Finlandia Trophy. She then debuted on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit. At her first event, the 2007 Skate Canada, she won the short program and went on to place 7th overall. She then placed 5th at her second event, the 2007 NHK Trophy.

At the 2008 Finnish Figure Skating Championships, Lepistö won the event. She went on to the 2008 European Figure Skating Championships where, competing there for the first time, she won the bronze medal. She placed 8th at the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships.

In the 2008-2009 season, Lepistö won the silver medals at the 2008 Nebelhorn Trophy and the 2008 Finlandia Trophy. She won the bronze medal at the 2008 Cup of China and then placed 5th at the 2008 NHK Trophy. At the 2009 Finnish Figure Skating Championships, she won the silver medal. She went on to the 2009 European, where she won the title.

ProgramsEdit

Laura Lepistö Spin 2008 NHK Trophy

Lepistö performs a catch foot layback spin at the 2008 NHK Trophy.

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2009-2010 Imagined Oceans
by Karl Jenkins
Adios Nonino/Fuga y Misterio
by Gary Burton
2008-2009 Imagined Oceans
by Karl Jenkins
Don Juan DeMarco soundtrack
by Michael Kamen
2007-2008 The Legend of 1900 soundtrack
by Ennio Morricone
Don Juan DeMarco soundtrack
by Michael Kamen
I Believe
by Fantasia Burino
2006-2007 The Legend of 1900 soundtrack
by Ennio Morricone
The Feeling Begins
by Peter Gabriel
Lost City
by Henri Seroka
Harem
by Sarah Brightman
2005-2006 Invierno Porteño
by Astor Piazzolla
The Feeling Begins
by Peter Gabriel
Lost City
by Henri Seroka
Harem
by Sarah Brightman
2004-2005 Invierno Porteño
by Astor Piazzolla
Liberty
by Luis Munoz
Redemption
by Tonino Baliardo
Harem
by Sarah Brightman

Competitive highlightsEdit

2009 EC Ladies Podium

Lepistö (center) on the podium at the 2009 European Championships

Event/Season 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
World Championships 8th 6th
European Championships 3rd 1st
World Junior Championships 9th 7th
Finnish national champion 1st J. 5th J. 1st J. 4th 2nd 1st 2nd
Nordic Championships 3rd J. 2nd J. 2nd J. 2nd
NHK Trophy 5th 5th 5th
Cup of China 3rd
Skate Canada International 7th 3rd
Finland 4th 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd 2nd
2006-2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix 5th
ISU Junior Grand Prix 12th 4th
2005-2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix 3rd
2004-2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix 9th
2004-2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix 1st
2003-2004 ISU Junior Grand Prix 8th
Gardena Spring Trophy 2nd J.
Warsaw Cup 1st J. 1st J.
  • J = Junior level
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