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About

Carolina Kostner is the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, a six-time world medalist (including gold in 2012) and the 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 world junior championships (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 Grand Prix Series due to injury (torn ligaments).

Season Notes

  • 2013-14 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
    FS Music: "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel

  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SP 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

  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SP 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

  • 2010-11 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Galicia Flamenco"
    FS Music: "L'Après-Midi d'un Faun" by Claude Debussy

  • 2009-10 Season Notes
    SP 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

  • 2008-09 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Mujer Sola" and "Canaro en Paris" - Tango Lorca
    FS Music: Dumky Trio by Antonín Dvořák

  • 2007-08 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors
    FS Music: Dumky Trio by Antonin Dvorak

  • 2006-07 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Variations of Canon in D" by Pachelbel
    FS Music: Music from the Memoirs of a Geisha soundtrack

  • 2005-06 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Gabriel's Oboe" from the soundtrack of The Mission by Ennio Morricone
    FS Music: "Winter" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

  • 2004-05 Season Notes
    SP Music: Music from the Country soundtrack by George Winston
    FS Music: "Piano Concertos No. 1 and 3" by Sergei Prokofiev

  • 2003-04 Season Notes
    SP 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

  • 2002-03 Season Notes
    SP 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

Competitive History

  • 2014 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 3rd
  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 4th (Team)
  • 2014 - European Championships - 3rd
  • 2013 - Rostelecom Cup - 2nd
  • 2013 - Cup of China - 3rd
  • 2013 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2013 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2013 - Challenge Cup - 1st
  • 2013 - Italian Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - Golden Spin - 1st
  • 2012 - World Team Trophy - 6th (team)
  • 2012 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - International Challenge Cup - 1st
  • 2012 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2011 - Italian Championships - 1st
  • 2011 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2011 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 2nd
  • 2011 - Cup of China - 1st
  • 2011 - Skate America - 2nd
  • 2011 - Gardena Spring Trophy - 1st
  • 2011 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2011 - European Championships - 2nd
  • 2010 - Italian Championships - 2nd
  • 2010 - Grand Prix Final - 2nd
  • 2010 - Skate America - 3rd
  • 2010 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2010 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2010 - Olympic Games - 16th
  • 2010 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - Italian Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - Cup of China - 6th
  • 2009 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 6th
  • 2009 - Merano Cup - 1st
  • 2009 - World Championships - 12th
  • 2009 - European Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - Grand Prix Final - 3rd
  • 2008 - Cup of Russia - 1st
  • 2008 - Skate Canada - 4th
  • 2008 - Karl Schafer Memorial - 1st
  • 2008 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2007 - Italian Championships - 1st
  • 2007 - Grand Prix Final - 3rd
  • 2007 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2007 - Cup of China - 3rd
  • 2007 - Finlandia Trophy - 3rd
  • 2007 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 1st
  • 2007 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2007 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2006 - World Championships - 12th
  • 2006 - Olympic Winter Games - 9th
  • 2006 - European Championships - 3rd
  • 2005 - Italian Championships - 1st
  • 2005 - NHK Trophy - 6th
  • 2005 - Skate Canada - 7th
  • 2005 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2005 - European Championships - 7th
  • 2004 - Italian Championships - 2nd
  • 2004 - Cup of Russia - 7th
  • 2004 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 2nd
  • 2004 - Skate Canada - 5th
  • 2004 - World Championships - 5th
  • 2004 - European Championships - 5th
  • 2003 - Italian Championships - 1st
  • 2003 - World Championships - 10th
  • 2003 - European Championships - 4th
  • 2003 - World Junior Championships - 3rd
  • 2002 - World Junior Championships - 10th
  • 2001 - Italian Championships, Junior - 1st
  • 2001 - World Junior Championships - 22th