Carolina Kostner is 2012 world champion, 2013 world silver medalist, 2011 world bronze medalist and 2011 Grand Prix Final champion.
Won the first European ladies title for Italy in history (in 2007) ... Was the first Italian lady to medal at the world championships (bronze in 2005) since Susanna Driano took the bronze medal at the 1978 World Championships ... Her silver medal at the 2008 World Championships was the highest finish ever for an Italian woman at worlds ... Was also the first Italian singles skater to win a medal at the junior worlds (bronze in 2003) ... Made coaching switch in summer 2009, at which point she also began working with psychologist Daniele Popolizio ... Was previously coached by Michael Huth in Oberstdorf, Germany ... Went back to Huth in July 2010 ... Is a cousin and godchild of famous Italian skier Isolde Kostner and says she feels inspired by her ... Kostner's mother Patrizia was a nationally ranked figure skater in the 1970s, and her father Erwin played ice hockey on the Italian national team at the world championships and Olympic Games ... Has two brothers, Martin (one year older) and Simon (three years younger) ... Simon plays ice hockey ... Missed the 2006-07 ISU Grand Prix Series due to injury (torn ligaments).
2013 Season NotesSP Music: "A Transylvanian Lullaby" from Young Frankenstein by John Morris, performed by Gil Shaham and Jonathan Feldman, and "Devil's Trill" by Giuseppe Tartini, performed by Angele Dubeau & La Pietà
FS Music: "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, performed by Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "Allegretto" from Trio No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich
FS Music: "Adagio" and "Allegro assai" from Concerto No. 23 in A major for Piano and Orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Galicia Flamenco"
FS Music: "L'Après-Midi d'un Faun" by Claude Debussy
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Nocturne in C sharp minor, No. 20" by Chopin and "Violin Concerto" by Tchaikovsky
FS Music: "Aria on the G string" by Bach and "Cello Concerto" by Vivaldi
2009 Season NotesSP Music: "Mujer Sola" and "Canaro en Paris" - Tango Lorca
FS Music: Dumky Trio by Antonín Dvořák
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors
FS Music: Dumky Trio by Antonin Dvorak
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "Variations of Canon in D" by Pachelbel
FS Music: Music from the Memoirs of a Geisha soundtrack
2006 Season NotesSP Music: "Gabriel's Oboe" from the soundtrack of The Mission by Ennio Morricone
FS Music: "Winter" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
2005 Season NotesSP Music: Music from the Country soundtrack by George Winston
FS Music: "Piano Concertos No. 1 and 3" by Sergei Prokofiev
2004 Season NotesSP Music: Song by Secret Garden by Rolf Lovland
Fs Music: "A Poet's Quest for a Distant Paradise," "Night Flight," "Reflection" and "Violin Fantasy" from Puccini's Turandot by Vanessa-Mae
2003 Season NotesSP Music: Variations of Pachelbel's "Canon in D" by George Winston
Fs Music: "Papa, Can You Hear Me?", and music from Schindler's List and Far and Away by Itzhak Perlman