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Kostner on the Top

Kostner on the Top

At the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships, Italy’s Carolina Kostner added a silver medal to the bronze that she won in Moscow in 2005, the last time…

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Kostner leads ladies in Sweden

Kostner leads ladies in Sweden

Italy’s Carolina Kostner drew the lucky straw and currently leads the field of ladies with 64.28 (36.34/27.94) points. The 2008 European champion opened her program with an excellent triple flip-triple toeloop combination, but later…

Kostner defends European title

Kostner defends European title

In the final event of the 2008 European Figure Skating Championships, Italy’s Carolina Kostner defended her title despite finishing second in the long program.

The 2007-08 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist opened her routine with an exquisite triple flip-triple toe loop-double loop combination, but later doubled…

Kostner leads ladies in Zagreb

Kostner leads ladies in Zagreb

Defending champion Carolina Kostner of Italy won the Ladies short program with 59.31 (31.56/27.75) points, despite doubling her planned triple Lutz out of steps. The 2007-08 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist opened her program to a creative arrangement of Riders…

Kostner takes NHK title

Caroline Kostner was the gold medal winner in the Ladies discipline, while Sarah Meier of Switzerland and Nana Takeda of Japan both rose two spots to win silver and bronze, respectively.

Meier, who stood in third after the short, opened her routine with a triple Lutz-double toeloop-double loop combination, but then stumbled on a triple flip which was later penalized for use of the wrong take-off edge. She also landed…

Kostner leads ladies at NHK

The Ladies Short Program proved to be a tight competition with only 3 points separating the first and fourth place skater.

Carolina Kostner of Italy is currently in first, followed by Japan’s Miki Ando and Switzerland’s Sarah Meier, respectively.

Kostner stepped out of the landing of a triple Lutz in her routine to Riders on the Storm, but otherwise delivered a triple flip-triple toeloop combination and double Axel.

The Italian champion,…

Kostner leads ladies in Harbin

Carolina Kostner of Italy leads the ladies after the short program, followed by USA’s Carolina Zhang and Yu-Na Kim of South Korea.

Kostner, who missed the Grand Prix last season due to injury, was pleased with her performance.

“I was very nervous going into it,” said the 20-year-old. “This is a small comeback for me.”

Kostner opened her short with a triple flip-triple toeloop combination, but then barely hung onto the landing…

2007 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Italy’s Carolina Kostner won her first European title in the ladies event, edging out Sarah Meier of Switzerland by less than four points.

Finland’s Kiira Korpi, who was sixth last year, captured the bronze.

Since no qualifying round was held, the top 24 of the 38 skaters from the short program advanced to the long.

Short Program

Meier landed a solid triple Lutz-double toeloop combination and triple flip in the opening of her…

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

For the second year in a row, Japan put two ladies on the podium at the 2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, but this year the medals were gold and silver instead of silver and bronze. All three Japanese ladies finished in the top five with Yukina Ota taking the gold, 2002 bronze medalist Miki Ando moving up to second and, and newcomer Mia Asada finishing fourth. Only Italy’s…

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