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Kostner begins summer training

Kostner begins summer training

Figure skater Carolina Kostner of Italy has started her summer training for the Olympic season at her training base in Oberstdorf, Germany.

“I came here three weeks ago,” Kostner told Golden Skate, before the Musicals on Ice show on Friday,…

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Kostner claims fifth European crown in Zagreb

Kostner claims fifth European crown in Zagreb

World Champion Carolina Kostner of Italy returned in style to the major international scene by claiming her fifth European title as the competition concluded at the 2013 ISU European…

Sotnikova leads ladies in Zagreb

Sotnikova leads ladies in Zagreb

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova earned the lead in the short program at the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, as the Ladies event opened on Friday. World…

Kostner wins ladies short at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads

Kostner wins ladies short at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating continued with the Ladies Short Program. Carolina Kostner of Italy skated to the lead in the Ladies short program ahead of Japan’s Akiko…

Kostner captures gold in Nice

Kostner captures gold in Nice

“If you love something, let it go” goes the old proverb. On Saturday evening, it came true for the Italy’s Carolina Kostner at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championship. She claimed on Thursday that her goal at this…

Leonova takes short program at Worlds

Leonova takes short program at Worlds

The 2012 World Figure Skating Championships continued with the Ladies Short Program. Russia’s Alena Leonova, whose best achievement to date was a bronze medal at the ISU Grand Prix Final, won the event, followed by Japan’s Kanako Murakami….

Kostner takes fourth European title

Kostner takes fourth European title

Italy’s Carolina Kostner continued her stellar season in Sheffield at the 2012 ISU European Figure Skating Championships, taking her fourth title. Kiira Korpi of Finland held on to second place to earn her first silver medal, while Georgia’s…

Kostner leads ladies at Europeans

Kostner leads ladies at Europeans

Top favorite, Carolina Kostner of Italy, took the lead in the Ladies short program at the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield, Great Britain, on Friday. She is followed by Finland’s Kiira Korpi and Russia’s Ksenia…

Kostner seizes first Grand Prix Final title

Kostner seizes first Grand Prix Final title

The 2011-12 ISU Grand Prix Final and Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating continued with the Senior Ladies Long Program.

Italy’s Carolina Kostner seized her first title at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final…

Kostner leads ladies at Grand Prix Final

Kostner leads ladies at Grand Prix Final

The 2011-12 ISU Grand Prix Final and Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating continued with the Senior Ladies Short Program.

Carolina Kostner of Italy took the event with a five point lead over Japan’s Akiko Suzuki of Japan. Russia’s Alena Leonova…

Tuktamysheva wins second Grand Prix gold in Paris

Tuktamysheva wins second Grand Prix gold in Paris

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia continued her successful debut on the senior scene by winning the Trophée Bompard Saturday in Paris, France. A feat even Mao Asada (JPN) and Yuna Kim (KOR) didn’t accomplish in their first senior season. The 14-year-old defended…

Tuktamysheva outskates competitors to win Ladies short at Bompard

Tuktamysheva outskates competitors to win Ladies short at Bompard

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia once again out-skated more experienced rivals to win the Ladies short program Friday at Trophée Bompard in Paris. Italy’s Carolina Kostner and USA’s Alissa Czisny follow in second and third.

 Tuktamysheva gave a similar strong performance of her Tango short…

Kostner wins Cup of China, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Kostner wins Cup of China, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Carolina Kostner of Italy continued her successful start into the season by winning Cup of China on Saturday in Shanghai. She is also the first skater to book her ticket for the Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating.

Kostner’s win over former U.S. Champion…

Kostner edges out Nagasu for lead at Cup of China

Kostner edges out Nagasu for lead at Cup of China

Italy’s Carolina Kostner took the lead in the Ladies short program at Cup of China on Friday, however, USA’s Mirai Nagasu is trailing her by a mere 0.92 points. Russian wunderkind Adelina Sotnikova follows in third place after a fall.

Kostner opened her…

Czisny wins gold at Skate America

Czisny wins gold at Skate America

Maybe it was not the performance that she was looking for, but 24 year-old Alissa Czisny captured her first Skate America title this afternoon in blistery Ontario, Calif. Czisny ended a four year drought for American ladies at…

Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

The ladies were the last to take to competition at Skate America in Ontario, Calif. on Saturday, and it was worth the wait. Reigning U.S. Champion Alissa Czisny leads the field, with 2011 European silver medalist Carolina Kostner nipping at her blades….

Kostner first after ladies’ short; Murakami second

Kostner first after ladies’ short; Murakami second

Sometimes simplicity is the best policy, and Italy’s Carolina Kostner is a case study in how breaking things down to the least common denominator can bring riches. Already a winner on the Grand Prix this season, Kostner…

Kostner wins third European title

Kostner wins third European title

In recent years, European ladies were rarely medal contenders at the major championships, with the exception of Italy’s Carolina Kostner. Taking this into account, the overall level of the Ladies Long Program in Tallinn could not be…

Kostner leads at Europeans; Korpi second

Kostner leads at Europeans; Korpi second

The Ladies Short Program event at the 2010 European Figure Skating Championships include 42 skaters from 32 countries competing for 20 spots in the Final tomorrow. This year, the competition has no clear favorites as the most decorated…

Kostner snags gold in Moscow

Carolina Kostner of Italy rose from second after the Short Program to capture the gold, while USA’s Rachael Flatt claimed the silver.

Overnight leader Fumie Suguri of Japan slipped from first to third overall to settle for bronze.

Kostner won the long program and the gold despite a flawed performance of last year’s free program to the music of Dumsky Trio. The skater, who cited the need ‘to feel more like…

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