Carolina Kostner: A Decade of Commitment Pays Off

Susan D. Russell
Carolina Kostner

When Carolina Kostner captured the World title in Nice, France in March, her victory represented not only the highlight of a long and successful career but also a captivating moment for the sport of figure skating in general.

Ever since the Italian star landed on the international stage at the 2001 World Junior Championships at age 14, her raw talent had been obvious. Over the years, many have marveled at her speed, elegance and beauty on the ice and there was no doubt she would one day rise to the top.

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Originally published in August 2012