Carolina Kostner and the Grand Finale

Susan D. Russell
Carolina Kostner

The past year is one Carolina Kostner will likely never forget. Despite spending part of last season recovering from a knee injury which prohibited her from executing the flip and Lutz jumps, Kostner captured medals at the 2010-2011 Grand Prix Final, Europeans and Worlds.

This season, she added two more Grand Prix medals to her vast collection: gold from Cup of China and silver from Trophée Eric Bompard.

And in early December she laid claim to one of the two titles that have eluded her throughout her lengthy career: Grand Prix Final champion.

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Originally published in February 2012