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Carolina Kostner Biography
- Carolina Kostner (born 8 February 1987) is an Italian figure skater. She is the 2012 World champion and has three other World medals (2008, silver; 2011 and 2005, bronze). Kostner is also a four-time European champion (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012) and has three other European medals (2009 and 2011 silver, 2006 bronze), the 2011Ã¢Â€Â“12 Grand Prix Final champion, the 2010Ã¢Â€Â“11 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, the 2007Ã¢Â€Â“2008 Grand Prix Final and 2008Ã¢Â€Â“2009 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2003 World Junior bronze medalist, and a six-time Italian champion. Carolina Kostner was born in Bolzano, Italy and lives in UrtijÃƒÂ«i (Ortisei/St. Ulrich), Italy. She began skating at age 4. Her mother, Patrizia, was a nationally ranked figure skater in the 1970s. She was also a geometric arts teacher. Her father, Erwin, played ice hockey for the Italian national team at the World Championships and Olympic Games and presently coaches ice hockey teams. One of her grandfathers was the director of the Art Academy in her hometown. She has two brothers, one year older Martin and three years younger Simon, who plays ice hockey competitively in JYP-Akatemia in JyvÃƒÂ¤skylÃƒÂ¤, Finland. Kostner is the cousin and godchild of Isolde Kostner, a silver medalist in alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Carolina Kostner Filmography
- (2010) Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games as Herself - Figure Skater: Italy (2010)
- (2006) Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games as Herself
- (1993) Quelli che... il calcio as Herself
Carolina Kostner Trivia and Facts
- Has 2 brothers, Martin & Simon
- 2005 World figure skating bronze medalist
- 2006 European figure skating bronze medalist
- She is a cousin and goddaughter of famous Italian skier Isolde Kostner.
- She is the first Italian single skater to win a medal at Junior Worlds (bronze in 2003).
- 2008 World figure skating silver medalist.
- 2007 and 2008 European figure skating champ.
- 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 Italian national figure skating champion.
- 2003 junior world figure skating bronze medalist.
- 2001 Italian junior national figure skating champ.
- 2002 junior Grand Prix final figure skating bronze medalist.
- 2007 and 2008 Grand Prix final figure skating bronze medalist.
- 2009 European figure skating silver medalist.