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jiggs
04-21-2012, 01:22 PM
I am so proud of Caro. What a season for her:

World Champ
Euro Champ
GPF Champ
New personal best SP
New personal best FP
New personal best combined

:kickass:

asdf334
04-21-2012, 04:41 PM
I didn't used to like Carolina because there was something coltish about the way she moved her upper body. I have NO idea exactly what was done between the 09/10 and 10/11 seasons, but something changed, and I noticed a big difference in her quality of movement. These days, she looks so refined and elegant. The lack of a Lutz doesn't really bother me at all. I was sad to see her Debussy program go at the end of last season!

jiggs
04-23-2012, 10:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Mjrk-xGNU[/URL] - 2011/2012 GPF Final SP

Thanks for all the videos, Katarzyna! You always picked the competitions where she performed them to its best, but I think this year's SP she skated even better at World Team Trophy. WOW, it was just amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8QLtiZdjnU&feature=youtu.be

caro-ira
04-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Thanks for all the videos, Katarzyna! You always picked the competitions where she performed them to its best, but I think this year's SP she skated even better at World Team Trophy. WOW, it was just amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8QLtiZdjnU&feature=youtu.be

If you watch carefully, you can see that the performance at WTT (as well as at Worlds and at Challenge CUp) was modified. Infact, Carolina made changes to both of her programs after Europeans. But what is very significantly different about this short program is the step sequence and it's SOOOO good.

Katarzyna
04-23-2012, 07:34 PM
Thanks for all the videos, Katarzyna! You always picked the competitions where she performed them to its best, but I think this year's SP she skated even better at World Team Trophy. WOW, it was just amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8QLtiZdjnU&feature=youtu.be

You are welcome. I was actually thinking of posting a link to her WTT SP, but didn't want to spoil anyone as the competition had not been over yet. Thank you for posting the link now! :)

jiggs
04-23-2012, 07:50 PM
Check out this beautiful photo :swoon:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151544652050024&set=a.10151369229820024.808449.75707050023&type=1&theater

Katarzyna
04-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Beautiful facial expression! Thanks for the pic, jiggs! :)

BmcC102
04-23-2012, 09:05 PM
I think her SP this season is a masterpiece; I love her LP as well, but slightly prefer her Debussey LP from last year. :)

So glad to see others jumping on the Caro-wagon. I've lurved her since her 2004 Euro "debut."

MR-FAN
04-24-2012, 04:36 AM
I'm a couple of weeks late, but I have to get this out of my system:

CONGRATULATION CAROLINAAAAA!!!!!!! Watching her LP live on TV was one of my happiest FS-watching moments ever. I don't remember being so happy after a lady's LP performance at a Worlds championship since... Irina in 2005!!!!

Congratulations to the WORLD CHAMPION!!!! Her spins and jumps have NEVER looked more steady than they did that night!! It's moments like these (Far and few as they may be) that makes me LOVE this sport :)

CAROLINA KOSTNER!!!!!

PashaFan
04-24-2012, 11:06 AM
I've watched her free from this season's Skate America quite a few times now.
I don't know why but that's my favourite skate of Carolina's this season.
I loved the music & how she skates to it.

briancoogaert
04-24-2012, 11:36 AM
Check out this beautiful photo :swoon:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151544652050024&set=a.10151369229820024.808449.75707050023&type=1&theater
Very beautiful. :swoon:

spikydurian
04-24-2012, 11:39 AM
Very beautiful. :swoon:
simply gorgeous.

shine
04-24-2012, 06:01 PM
Check out this beautiful photo :swoon:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151544652050024&set=a.10151369229820024.808449.75707050023&type=1&theater
Oh Carolina! :swoon:

museksk8r
04-24-2012, 07:00 PM
Season 2007/2008:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdNyqc1gPDw&feature=related - SP at 2007 CoC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcC3MX1xVfM - 2008 Worlds LP

Enjoy! :)

Hey, I love your post and all the videos you are sharing! I'm a big Caro fan! :swoon: I seem to remember many thinking that her 2008 season LP was skated best at the 2007-2008 GPF in Turin, Italy where she won bronze behind Yu-Na and Mao. She did 6 clean triples there, all with +GOE (3F+3T, 3LZ+2LO, 3LO, 2A+3T, & 3S). Her errors were singling the 2nd 3flip and a messy landing on the 2nd 2Axel. Still, in the minds of many, it was a better skate than Worlds because she wasn't iffy, scratchy, or sloppy on the triples she did land at the GPF.

eleonorad
04-24-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm so glad that jiggs opened this thread.

I cannot describe with words how much I love Carolina's skating.

I never skated until I was 19, in 2005. I did watch fs before, but totally randomly. She definetely caught my attention with her olympic short program in 2006. I couldn't care less about the falls, there was such a sense of beauty in her flow, lines, speed, in that "Mission" that I immediately felt the need to rewatch it all over again. I still have goosebumps just thinking about it.

After that I was so interested in figure skating that I rewatched every single competition of the Olys, Euros and I couldn't wait for worlds in Calgary.

Ever since then, I didn't miss to watch a competition, and not just for Carolina (I'm much more interested in ice dance right now that I am in the ladies field), but she really was the reason why I found out that skating was my sport, after that I even started taking lessons etc, but this is another story.

The Olympics in Italy were really a huge thing for many of us, it made us know many sports of which medias never ever talk about, nor there are many places to practice them. For Carolina it was such a huge thing as well, probably too much to handle and still some people only remember her for being "the one who fell at the olympics at home", but for many many skating fans that was really a turning point.

I remember the first competition I attended was Zagreb 2008, there she won her second European title and that was the first time I brought a banner in a sports competition :rofl: which later became a kind of luckycharm for some of us Carolina fans. I really had a blast at that event, I made myself some new skating friends, watched practices, met some skaters, it was great.

Ever since I watch fs I have memories of every single competition Carolina attended, either because I actually went to see them live, or stayed at home watching it with my mom, or because of get-togethers we organized with other caro-fans. The best thing is that I met some wonderful people because of her, which I can actually count as my best friends right now. I know this post is very sentimental, but I needed to say this.

For some reason Carolina's career means a lot to me that just her medals and meltdowns. It really, really is the story of a life and I feel like her story is part of my life as well and it means a lot to me how well it ended - although I hope it's not over yet. It is a story of falling and getting up again and again no matter what, it's a story of tears, and smiles and pain like many others, but it's special to me. No one, really no one believed in her after 2010 Olys, but she was able to believe in herself and find her way, agains all odds.

If I had to say what was the moment to remember in her career, I'd have no doubt: Torino 2010. I still can't help crying watching that competition. Even though we booked tickets months before the event, after what happened in Vancouver and all the critics she had in Italy (including a very harsh one from the president of italian OC) I really felt for Carolina and I feared that is she had a meltdown in Torino too, that could have been the end of her career so I almost hoped she decided not to skate there.

Probably it was not an option, anyways Carolina did skate there, didn't fall and skated a wonderful program. I remember screaming in the middle of the silence right before the beginning of her step sequence, it was such a liberating moment, at some point everybody was clapping and screaming and we all stood up before she ended. She-and we-started crying right after. That skate meant a lot for everybody.

Of course Nice 2012 was the skate of her life and I will keep it in my heart forever too, also because of the people I got to share this experience with :)

I couldn't be happier of how this two last seasons went, even if I don't know her and I'm feeling kind of stupid and emotional writing this post, for all this time I really really felt like her moment had yet to come, like she said after Vancouver, and here it is.

I'm so so glad I was able to be there when it happened :)

and sorry again for the emotional post - i really feel like a stupid uber right now :slinkaway and also I'm sorry for my poor english