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Event Points Finish Year
2009 Cup of China 154.18 6th 2009
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard 147.63 6th 2009

Carolina Kostner (born February 8, 1987) is an Italian figure skater. She is the 2008 World silver medalist and the 2007 & 2008 European champion and the 2007-08 & 2008-09 Grand Prix Final Bronze Medalist.

Personal lifeEdit

Carolina Kostner was born in Bolzano, Italy. Her mother, Patrizia, was a nationally ranked figure skater in the 1970s. Her father, Erwin, played Ice hockey for the Italian national team at the World Championships and Olympic Games. She has two brothers who play ice hockey in Germany. Kostner is the cousin and godchild of Isolde Kostner, a silver medalist in Alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Kostner is a native Ladin speaker and it is the language she uses at home. Furthermore, Carolina speaks both German and Italian at native speaker level. Also, she speaks fluent English and some French. In the fall of 2007, she enrolled at the University of Turin. She is a student of DAMS (Drama, Art and Music Studies). She is still training with Huth in Germany and splits her time between Obertsdorf and Turin.

Career Edit

When her home rink closed in 2001, Kostner chose to work with Michael Huth in Oberstdorf, Germany, about a four hour drive from her home in Bolzano. She continued to work with Michael Huth as her primary trainer through the 2008/2009 season, and used a mix of choreographers including her longtime choreographer, Megan Smith, and stars such as Kurt Browning and Lori Nichol. Beginning with the 2009/2010 season, Carolina switched coaches to work with Frank Carroll.

Kostner made her senior European debut in the 2002-2003 season, finishing 4th at the European championships. Later that year, she became the first Italian skater to medal at Junior Worlds, winning a bronze. In 2004, she finished 5th at Europeans and at Worlds, and in 2005 finished 7th at Europeans before beating Michelle Kwan for a bronze medal at the World Championships in Moscow.

Kostner was chosen to be Flag bearer for the host Italian team during the opening ceremony of the opening ceremony. At the Olympics, she placed 9th. The next month, at the 2006 World Figure Skating Championships, she placed 12th.

Kostner was forced to miss the 2006-2007 Grand Prix season due to injury. She won the Italian national title and went on to win her first European title at the 2007 European Figure Skating Championships. She improved on her Worlds results by placing 6th at the 2007 Worlds.

During the 2007-2008 season, Kostner medaled at both her Grand Prix events and went to the 2007-08 & 2008-09 Grand Prix Final Bronze Medalist for the first time. At that event, she won the bronze medal. She won her second European title at the 2008 European Figure Skating Championships after winning the short program and placing second in the free skate. At the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships, Kostner won the short program and placed third in the free skate, winning the silver medal overall.

Skating techniqueEdit

Kostner is famous for her fast speed over the ice. She lands triple-triple combinations, most consistently the triple flip - triple toe loop , in competition. She spins and jumps in the clockwise direction.

Media appearancesEdit

Kostner 2008GPF by Carmichael

Kostner performs figure skater at the 2008-09 Grand Prix Final.

SponsorshipsEdit

Official SuppliersEdit

  • Biotherm
  • L'Oréal Professionnel
  • Belvita Alpine Wellness Hote

ProgramsEdit

Carolina Kostner Grand Prix Final 2008

Kostner performs her exhibition at the 2008-2009 GPF.

Season Short Program Free Skating Exhibition
2008-2009 Mujer Sola
Canaro en Paris
by Tango Lorca
"Swan Lake"
by Tchaikovsky
"Dumky Trio"
by Antonin Dvorak
"Come Sei Veramente"
"Angelo Ribelle"
by Giovanni Allevi
"Son of a Preacher Man"
by Dusty Springfield
2007-2008 "Riders on the Storm"
by The Doors
"Dumky Trio"
by Antonin Dvorak
"Solamente Per Carolina"
by Robert Werner
"You Are A Woman"
by Bonnie Tyler
2006-2007 "Canon in D"
by Johann Pachelbel
"Memoirs of a Geisha"
by John Williams
"Solamente per Carolina
by Robert Werner
2005-2006 "Gabriel's Oboe"
from The Mission soundtrack
by Ennio Morricone
"Winter" from The Four Seasons
by Antonio Vivaldi
"Ave Maria (Gounod)"
by Charles Gounod and Filippa Giordano
2004-2005 Selection from the Country (film) soundtrack
by George Winston
"Piano Concerto No 1 and 3"
by Sergei Prokofiev
"Fly"
by Celine Dion
2003-2004 "Song from a Secret Garden"
by Rolf Lovland
A Poet's Quest for a Distant Paradise
Night Flight
Reflection
Violin Fantasy on Puccini's Turandot
by Vanessa Mae
"Je t'aime encore"
by Celine Dion
2002-2003 Variations on the Canon in D
by Johann Pachelbel
arranged by George Winston
Papa, Can You Hear Me?
Schindler's List Theme
Far and Away
by Itzhak Perlman
But I Do Love You
The Right Kind of Wrong
by Leann Rimes

Competitive highlightsEdit

2008 EC Ladies Podium

Kostner (center) with the other medalists at the 2008 European Championships.

Post-2005Edit

Event/Season 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Winter Olympics 9th
World Championships 12th 6th 2nd
2007 & 2008 European champion 3rd 1st 1st 2nd
Italian Championships 1st 1st WD 1st
2007-08 & 2008-09 Grand Prix Final Bronze Medalist 3rd 3rd
Cup of Russia 1st
Skate Canada 7th 4th
NHK Trophy 6th 1st
Cup of China 3rd
Karl Schäfer Memorial 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Finlandia Trophy 3rd
  • WD = Withdrew

Pre-2005Edit

2007 NHK Trophy Ladies Podium

Kostner (center) with the other medalists at the 2007 NHK Trophy.

Event/Season 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005
World Championships 10th 5th 3rd
2007 & 2008 European champion 4th 5th 7th
World Junior Championships 11th 10th 3rd
Italian Championships 1st J 1st 2nd 1st
Skate Canada 5th
Trophee Eric Bompard 2nd
Cup of Russia 7th
Junior Grand Prix Final 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, China 4th
Junior Grand Prix, China 9th
Junior Grand Prix, China 7th
Junior Grand Prix, China 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Dragon Trophy 1st
Gardena Spring Trophy 4th

ReferencesEdit

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