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There was no America in Skate America this year on the women's side of the ticket. Kimmie Meissner's comeback yesterday derailed in a series of falls and poorly executed jumps that left her in eighth place out of 11 skaters. Injured U.S. champion Mirai...
Kimmie Meissner has taken a shine to a rock climbing wall near her training home in South Florida. She loves to push herself higher as she runs the high school stadium steps after a day on the ice. She finds peace in hoisting herself into the saddle for...
Sun reporterGoing into today's long program at the World Figure Skating Championships, Kimmie Meissner finds herself in a familiar spot: behind. Last year, she used the long program to make up a 5 1/2 -point deficit and springboard from fifth place to the top of the...
Jim McKay saw so much of the world during his lengthy and legendary broadcasting career. His syrupy voice, endearing charm and calming presence always made viewers of ABC's Wide World of Sports feel at home, whether he was profiling cliff divers in...
Sun ReporterTOKYO // It can take Kimmie Meissner nearly a half-hour to walk the two blocks from the Meiji Jingo practice rink to the main venue at the municipal gymnasium. Girls holding World Figure Skating Championships programs squeal, "Kimmie, Kimmie, please...
Sun ReporterSo, what does a world champion eat when she's on the road? "Cheerios, peanut butter and crackers, cereal bars and trail mix," says Kimmie Meissner, reciting her menu. When you travel as much as Meissner, you not only live out of your suitcase, you eat...
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Sun reporterHe is mostly a memory, his grace and artistry lost to recent generations of figure skaters. But while John Curry's gold-medal performances have been relegated to YouTube and an occasional 1976 Olympic retrospective, his approach to skating remains. Few...
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Sun reporterFigure Skating A year ago and a month removed from the Winter Olympics, Kimmie Meissner was just one of the young women using the World Figure Skating Championships to gain international experience. Then, "she skated her brains out," says coach Pam...
Sun reporterThere are no figures in women's figure skating. Kimmie Meissner is finding that out the hard way. A growth spurt, or just a couple of pounds on hips and thighs, can upset a world-class skater's finely calibrated internal gyroscope or put stress on a...
Sun reporterThe present and future of U.S. women's figure skating sit in first and third place after the short program at Skate America, the first Grand Prix event of the season. Kimmie Meissner, 18, the national champion and former world champion, skated a solid,...
Sun ReporterAfter a season that started with a win, bottomed out in January and regained some altitude with a seventh-place finish at the World Figure Skating Championships this week, what does Kimmie Meissner do now? For one, the figure skater from Bel Air has to...
Tribune reporterIt was no surprise the U.S. women swept the medals Saturday at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. After all, the U.S. team included the 1-2-4 finishers from the most competitive senior national championships in the world....
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