Carolina Kostner was born February 8, 1987. She is an Italian figure skater. She is the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, the 2012 World champion, a five-time European champion (2007–2008, 2010, 2012–2013), and the 2011 Grand Prix Final champion. She is also a medalist at five other World Championships (2005, 2008, 2011, 2013 – 2014), four other European Championships (2006, 2009, 2011, 2014), and three other Grand Prix Finals (2007, 2008, 2010), the 2003 World Junior bronze medalist, and a seven-time Italian national champion.
Carolina is from St. Ulrich in Gröden (South Tyrol). She comes from a sportive family and started skating at the age of 4. Her mother Patrizia used to be a figure skater and coach, her father Erwin is an ice hockey coach. She has two brothers, Martin and Simon (who also plays ice hockey). The famous skier Isolde Kostner is Carolina’s cousin and godmother. Carolina’s mother tongue is Ladinic (a rhaeto romanic language), she is also fluent in German, Italian, English and French. Carolina lives and trains in Oberstdorf (Germany) with her long time coach Michael Huth.
Kostner is known for her speed across the ice, elegance, and interpretative refinement. She can land triple-triple combinations, including the triple flip – triple toe loop, as well as a triple flip – triple toe loop – double loop combination, and a double axel-triple toe loop combination. Kostner spins and jumps in the clockwise direction. Recently Carolina has worked with Ganes the “Nëi” music video. The clip is directed by South-Tyrolean Grimme-Award-Winner Andreas Pichler – Choreography by Chiara Tanesini.
More info: www.carolina-kostner.it