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ioana
05-01-2012, 03:10 PM
I remember watching Caro's first Worlds in 2003 on live stream and the Italian commentator going on about her speed and how she should do what she does best 'lascia volare.' I always loved her speed, but am glad she finally figured out a way to maintain ice coverage -just not at the expense of control in her jumps.

I was at the GPF and got a little worried when she was wondering around visibly upset about Mao's mom during practice (she apparently found out when a reporter asked her to comment on her passing on, ugh!), but once she took the ice for her run-through, she looked so in control and focused, it was like she knew it was her season to shine. And I'm very happy I got a chance to see part of it live. Her edges and power are :swoon:-worthy in person.

clarie
05-01-2012, 04:28 PM
She certainly has come into her own and I hope she sticks around for a bit longer. It only goes to prove that the "older" skater can definitely improve (not that she is very old at all :)). She seems to have settled into a comfort zone.

jiggs
05-02-2012, 11:24 AM
Carolina has been nominated by the USSA for Athlete of the Month. The winner will later compete for the Athlete of the Year award. Vote and show your support!

http://ussa.edu/ballots/athlete-of-the-month/

briancoogaert
05-02-2012, 12:29 PM
Carolina has been nominated by the USSA for Athlete of the Month. The winner will later compete for the Athlete of the Year award. Vote and show your support!

http://ussa.edu/ballots/athlete-of-the-month/
Done :)

Taso
05-02-2012, 07:58 PM
Also voted!

npavel
05-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Carolina has been nominated by the USSA for Athlete of the Month. The winner will later compete for the Athlete of the Year award. Vote and show your support!

http://ussa.edu/ballots/athlete-of-the-month/
wow, great. - done

Katarzyna
05-02-2012, 10:26 PM
Carolina has been nominated by the USSA for Athlete of the Month. The winner will later compete for the Athlete of the Year award. Vote and show your support!

http://ussa.edu/ballots/athlete-of-the-month/
Thank you for the info - I too voted for Caro! :)

npavel
05-03-2012, 02:57 PM
new exhibition to Björk's "It's Oh So Quiet" last night at Champions on Ice in Rimini. She is going to skate to it at All That Skate in Seoul this week as well. There are no videos out yet but I can't wait to see this program! Björk + Carolina must be like a match made in heaven :swoon:
here a video of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAVsqQFW_ZI

jiggs
05-06-2012, 03:10 PM
here a video of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAVsqQFW_ZI

Here is another fancam version of the same routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBWTLKV8h_E&feature=youtu.be

I must say that this has got to be one of Carolina's best exhibition programs! I usually was never a big fan of her up-beat gala programs, I just like her lyrical much much better, but this is such a fun, charming and entertaining program! I hope we can get an HQ vid from All That Skate soon.

Katarzyna
05-06-2012, 08:32 PM
here a video of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAVsqQFW_ZI
Thank you for the link. Caro! :swoon:

Good to see her exhibiton numbers moving in a different direction compared to the competitive programmes. Are there any news on her status, i.e. if she will stay eligible or not? :watch:

jiggs
05-07-2012, 07:26 AM
^ No, she said in several interviews that she will take her time to decide whether she will keep competing or not. I don't know when she will have the time to properly relax and reflect though, her schedule for the next couple of weeks is super busy and she has been very busy since Worlds too. I guess once GP assignments are released, we might hear something concerning her decision.

Here is a HQ version of "It's Oh So Quiet" at All That Skate. Brilliant, she totally rocks it!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw9b_1Pxdkw&feature=youtu.be

jiggs
05-08-2012, 05:30 PM
Carolina is USSA's Athlete of the Month for April:
http://ussa.edu/publications/news/2012/05/08/golfer-bubba-watson-and-figure-skater-carolina-kostner-voted-academys-athletes-of-the-month-for-april/

Congrats Carolina and thanks everyone for voting!

npavel
05-08-2012, 07:46 PM
wow, she did. Great. She really deserved this honer

Katarzyna
05-13-2012, 01:16 AM
^ No, she said in several interviews that she will take her time to decide whether she will keep competing or not. I don't know when she will have the time to properly relax and reflect though, her schedule for the next couple of weeks is super busy and she has been very busy since Worlds too.[/url]
I like the idea of her being too busy to make a decision as I so badly want her to stay eligible. :)


Carolina is USSA's Athlete of the Month for April:
http://ussa.edu/publications/news/2012/05/08/golfer-bubba-watson-and-figure-skater-carolina-kostner-voted-academys-athletes-of-the-month-for-april/
YEAH! Congrats! :respec:
Will the winners of each month compete against each other for kind of Athlete of the year award? :confused:

AndyWarhol
05-13-2012, 04:20 AM
wow, Carolina looks great in that dress/hair. she should wear her fringe out more often.