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Italy's Kostner has a world of love for skating

Updated: March 12, 2013, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON, Ontario -- Carolina Kostner could have taken her gold medal from last year's world championships and run.

She finally had the title many had been predicting for the better part of a decade. Better yet, she'd redeemed herself from those dismal performances at the Vancouver Olympics and 2009 world championships, where she spent more time sprawling on the ice than a kid learning how to skate.

But to retire would have meant ignoring the precious lessons those awful times taught ...

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