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  • Meissner recalls thrill of thinking, 'I'm an Olympian'

    Four years ago, Kimmie Meissner marched in the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin, at 16 the youngest member of the U.S. team. Meissner, the silver medalist at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships that year, finished sixth at...
  • Injury derails Meissner's Olympic dream

    Injury derails Meissner's Olympic dream
    Just a week ago, Kimmie Meissner was talking about a comeback - from bad performances in recent years and from injuries that continued to nag her as she readied for a new season of figure skating. Now her dreams of a second trip to the Olympics in...
  • Olympic fever hits ice

    Olympic fever hits ice
    The air was cold and the stands empty in the Columbia Ice Rink yesterday afternoon as a handful of young skaters spread out across the ice and practiced the fundamentals of their sport: digging in a toe pick for a jump, holding arms in the correct...
  • Meissner in position for podium

    CALGARY, Alberta // When Kimmie Meissner returned home from the Olympics a month ago, her right eardrum had ruptured. It bled, and she could barely hear out of it. "[My coach] always said I had selective hearing," Meissner said. It's easy to joke now....
  • Meissner's growth spurt

    Kimmie Meissner didn't bring a medal home from the Olympics, but she brought something that feels nearly as important. And this week, for the first time, she is finally able to test her newfound confidence on competitive ice. Only a month has passed...
  • Meissner records her best

    The World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary, Alberta, have gotten off to a good start for Kimmie Meissner. She posted a personal-best score in qualifying last night, leaving her in second place heading into tomorrow's short program. Meissner, the...
  • Meissner clinches world skating title

    Her smile stretched from one end of the rink to the other, and hundreds of young girls excitedly shrieked her name: "Kimmie! Kimmie!" The screams bounced off the rafters. Bel Air's ice princess, 16-year-old figure skater Kimmie Meissner, took her place...
  • Bel Air throws parade for skater

    Bel Air throws parade for skater
    She was ushered through the heart of her hometown as adoring fans snapped her picture and screamed her name, and she later listened as a bevy of elected officials sang her praises and handed her enough proclamations, gift baskets and bouquets to fill a...
  • Nice on ice

    She's not supposed to be here. Kimmie Meissner's Olympic plan called for a showdown with the world's best figure skaters at the 2010 Winter Games. Tear up the blueprint. She's ready now. Like an escalator on full power, Meissner rose through the...
  • Meissner rings up useful experience

    As Sasha Cohen stood on a podium and felt 20 ounces of silver pulling at her neck, David Raith was talking about the future. Raith is the executive director of U.S. Figure Skating. You bet he's excited about Cohen's finish, but his hope comes from...
  • Just say Meissner has arrived

    Kimmie Meissner got gold-medal questions yesterday at a downtown news conference. Speed skater Chad Hedrick, who won the 5,000-meter race last Saturday, asks about her availability to skate doubles with him. Fellow long-track skater Derek Parra, who...