Ice skating: Kostner says she'll carry on to Olympics
'Rediscovered enthusiasm', star says after 'quit' reports12 July, 15:15
Kostner, who recently said she was thinking of quitting and devoting herself full-time to designing, theatre and opera, said on her official website that she had rediscovered her enthusiasm for the sport.
The 25-year-old, who won gold at the World Championships in Nice in March, told weekly magazine Gente last week that she was "happy" and might "choose to resume my (normal) life".
"It's a tough decision and I want to take a few more weeks to reflect," added the four-time European champion, whose boyfriend is Italy's 50km-walk Olympic champion Alex Schwazer.
"I'd like to teach, to develop the champions of the future.
Then I'd like to finish my university studies. I like painting, I plan to draw a cartoon for a musical and I've been creating the designs for my competition costumes for a year.
"Then I have a dream, which is to devote myself full-time to the theatre and opera".
Kostner has appeared in a number of ice-dancing shows, including Opera on Ice at Verona's ancient Roman Arena last year.
Carolina Kostner ha deciso di proseguire fino alle Olimpiadi invernali di Sochi 2014. E' stata la stessa pattinatrice ad informare della scelta, sul suo sito ufficiale. Solo pochi giorni fa la 25enne bolzanina aveva fatto balenare l'ipotesi di un ritiro. Invece la campionessa mondiale di pattinaggio - grazie all'oro conquistato il 30 marzo scorso a Nizza - ha ritrovato la voglia di continuare l'attività agonistica.