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Carolina Kostner Bio

Mar 20, 2012
  • Name: Carolina Kostner
  • Nickname: Caro
  • Date of birth: February 8, 1987
  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Hometown: St.Ulrich in Gröden/Urtijëi, South Tyrol, Italy 
  • Coach: Michael Huth
  • Choreographer: Lori Nichol
  • Club: Fiamme Azzurre

Family on Ice

Carolina Kostner comes from a family full of ice skaters so it's easy to see how she became such an amazing figure skater. Her mother Patrizia used to be a figure skater and her father Erwin is an ice hockey coach. Both her brothers Martin and Simon play hockey, so the whole family is well known at their local ice rinks.

Carolina Kostner Figure Skater from ItalyCarolina Figure SkatingCourtesy of bogotobogo.com

When Carolina was just a young teen, her home rink was destroyed by a landslide. She packed her bags and moved to Oberstdorf, Germany, to work with Michael Huth and to attend a boarding school there. This helped her focus because from then on, her career took off. Here is a list of her competitive results since 2002:

  • European Champion 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012 
  • Vice World Champion 2008, World Championship Bronze 2005 and 2011 
  • ISU Grand Prix Final: Gold 2011, Silver 2010, Bronze 2007 & 2008 
  • ISU Grand Prix Cup of China Champion 2011 
  • ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy Champion 2007 and 2010
  • ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia Champion 2008 
  • 6-time National Champion

Winter Olympic Woes

Carolina Winter OlympicsFloat like a butterfly Carolina KostnerCourtesy of the CBC

Carolina was the flag bearer for the host Italian team during the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Unfortunately, she couldn't handle the huge pressure she was under and finished in 9th place. Carolina decided to move to LA to work with Frank Carroll for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. But again, she did not place well. 2014 will probably be her last chance for her dream... and Olympic Medal!

Fun Favorites

  • Musician: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Athlete: Valentino Rossi
  • Figure Skater: Stephane Lambiel, Kurt Browning
  • Actor: Johnny Depp
  • Movie: Taken 
  • TV-Show: Watts
  • Book: Di Viole e Liquirizia by Nico Orengo
  • Author: Paulo Coelho
  • Subject at school: Geographie
  • Program (her own): Air von Bach
  • Program (by other skaters): Singing in the Rain von Kurt Browning
  • Figure Skating Element: Flip
  • Spin: Auswärtswaage
  • Travel Destination (where she's already been): Home 
  • Travel Destination (where she wants to go): Namibia
  • Color: Blue
  • Food: Everything that her mom cooks
  • Season: Fall
  • Hobbys: Reading, Painting/Drawing, Sports, Sleeping ;-)
  • Career Highlight: Göteburg 2008 (Silver medal at Worlds) 
  • Really wants to meet: Roger Federer

Carolina dating Olympic AthleteLady in Red Carolina KostnerCourtesy of news.daylife.com

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