Carolina Kostner is one of the most decorated figure skaters currently competing and hopes to improve on a bronze in Sochi.
- Name - Carolina Kostner
- Date of Birth - 08/02/1987
- Place of Birth - Bolzano, Italy
- Sport/Discipline - Figure skating (single)
- Honours - Olympics: Bronze x1; World Championships: Gold x1, Silver x2, Bronze x3; European Championships: Gold x5, Silver x2, Bronze x3
Kostner will be appearing in her fourth Winter Games in PyeongChang.
After placing ninth in Turin in 2006 and then a disastrous 16th in Vancouver in 2010, having fallen three times in her free skate, she won bronze in Sochi four years ago.
A world champion in Nice in 2012, Kostner has consistently performed on the big stages, particularly in Europe where she is a five-time champion.
However, her career hit controversy back in 2015 when she was suspended for 16 months - later increased to 21 months but backdated - after she lied to anti-doping officials about the whereabouts of her then partner, Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer, who was banned for three-and-a-half years for failing a drugs test.