Kostner to continue competing through Sochi
Reigning world champ decides to stick around two more years
|Carolina Kostner plans to skate two more seasons and then retire after the next Olympics. (Getty Images)|
Kostner posted the following message on her official website Thursday:
"Dear friends, I've been thinking about my life and future a lot lately and after consulting my coach and family, I decided to continue my competitive career until Sochi 2014. It won't be an easy challenge, therefore I hope you will keep supporting me the way you did through all of these years! Thank you. Love, Carolina"
She goes on to say she is training in Oberstdorf, Germany, with coach Michael Huth for the new season and that her next on-ice appearance will be in Verona, Italy, in the show "Opera on Ice."
Kostner told the magazine Gente last week, "Now that I've had the satisfaction of climbing onto the world's highest stage, I'm happy, and I might choose to resume my (normal) life. It's a tough decision, and I want to take a few more weeks to reflect."