Meissner's view from top glorious

March 26, 2006|By RICK MAESE

CALGARY, ALBERTA — Calgary, Alberta-- --Canadian Mounties flanked either side of the victory podium. Kimmie Meissner, that bright fleck of glitter from Bel Air, stood on the tallest platform. Her head seemed to be weighed down by that giant smile as she leaned forward to accept a gold medal.

Just 16 years old, Meissner finds herself in an amazingly unique position. Winning a world figure skating title is certainly astonishing, but everything that comes with it is certain to teeter on overwhelming.

Meissner wins worlds Flawless long program gives Bel Air figure skater stunning victory. PG 1A

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