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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 28, 2007
READING, Pa. -- The 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, butterfly-free program for a score of 59.24. Her technical and artistic scores led the field, and she enters today's free skate with a cushion of 2.76 points. Skate America At Reading, Pa.; women's free skate, today, 4 p.m., chs. 11, 4
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Sports on TV | February 9, 2014
CHS. 11, 4 2-6 p.m. — Women's biathlon - 7.5km sprint gold-medal final; men's luge - singles gold-medal final runs; women's speedskating – 3,000 gold-medal final; men's cross country - skiathlon gold medal final 7-11 p.m. — Figure skating - (team-event gold-medal final: men's free skate, women's free skate, ice dancing free dance); men's alpine skiing - downhill gold-medal final; women's snowboarding - slopestyle gold-medal final; men's ski jumping - individual k-95 gold-medal final 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. — Figure skating – team-event gold-medal final postgame 12:35-4:30 a.m. — Primetime encore NBCSN 3-5:30 a.m. — Women's hockey - Sweden vs. Japan (LIVE)
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February 8, 2014
CHS. 11, 4 2:30 p.m. Men's ski jumping: individual k-95 competition; men's biathlon – 10km sprint gold-medal final; men's speedskating – 5,000 gold-medal final; women's cross country – skiathlon gold-medal final 8 p.m. Figure skating: (team event: ice dancing short dance, ladies' short program); men's snowboarding - slopestyle gold-medal final; women's freestyle skiing - moguls gold-medal final Midnight Figure skating: (team event: pairs' free skate); men's luge - singles competition NBCSN 9:30 a.m. Figure skating: (team event: ice dancing short dance-live)
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February 8, 2014
CHS. 11, 4 2:30 p.m. Men's ski jumping: individual k-95 competition; men's biathlon – 10km sprint gold-medal final; men's speedskating – 5,000 gold-medal final; women's cross country – skiathlon gold-medal final 8 p.m. Figure skating: (team event: ice dancing short dance, ladies' short program); men's snowboarding - slopestyle gold-medal final; women's freestyle skiing - moguls gold-medal final Midnight Figure skating: (team event: pairs' free skate); men's luge - singles competition NBCSN 9:30 a.m. Figure skating: (team event: ice dancing short dance-live)
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | January 27, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. -- For Kimmie Meissner, the question isn't, will she or won't she? Rather it's, why should she? The reigning world champion is in first place at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, with the free skate - "my area," she calls it - today. Her four-minute performance has seven triple jumps, four of them in combination, and ends with a double-double-double combination jump. U.S. Figure Skating Championships Women's final, today, 4 p.m., Ch. 2
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Sports on TV | February 9, 2014
CHS. 11, 4 2-6 p.m. — Women's biathlon - 7.5km sprint gold-medal final; men's luge - singles gold-medal final runs; women's speedskating – 3,000 gold-medal final; men's cross country - skiathlon gold medal final 7-11 p.m. — Figure skating - (team-event gold-medal final: men's free skate, women's free skate, ice dancing free dance); men's alpine skiing - downhill gold-medal final; women's snowboarding - slopestyle gold-medal final; men's ski jumping - individual k-95 gold-medal final 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. — Figure skating – team-event gold-medal final postgame 12:35-4:30 a.m. — Primetime encore NBCSN 3-5:30 a.m. — Women's hockey - Sweden vs. Japan (LIVE)
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By RICK MAESE and RICK MAESE,SUN REPORTER | March 23, 2006
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 16-year-old from Bel Air, hit most of her jumps, including a triple-triple combination. She said that, stepping off the ice, she knew her scores would be good. "I had a feeling it was going to be my personal best," she said shortly after her program.
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October 26, 2008
1 Thumb wrestling: OMG, text voting determines matchups and stipulations for World Wrestling Entertainment's Cyber Sunday event (8 p.m., pay-per-view). 2 Not just skating by: Skate America concludes with the women's free skate (4 p.m., chs. 11,4). 3 Men in black: (and silver): In their last home game until Nov. 23, the Ravens look to make it two wins in a row when they face the Oakland Raiders (1 p.m., Ch. 13). 4 Super Bowl preview?: The Pittsburgh Steelers host the New York Giants in a matchup of 5-1 teams (4 p.m., chs. 45,5)
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | March 9, 1995
BIRMINGHAM, England -- Romance collided with mathematics. And for a change, romance won.That's the simplest way to explain how American pairs skaters Jenni Meno and Todd Sand found themselves on a victory platform last night with matching World Championship bronze medals draped around their necks."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | December 1, 1994
PHILADELPHIA -- In the era of "Ice Wars" and televised Sunday spectaculars, there is no rest for a skating star.Just ask France's Surya Bonaly.Last night, the sport's best triple jumper won the women's singles title -- and a check for $25,000 -- at the International Figure Skating Pro-Am Championships.And then, she started making plans for yet another skating showdown next week in Japan."Sometimes when you see the list [of competitions], you say, 'Oh, my God, no,' " she said.But in skating, a sport now ruled by agents and television networks, money most definitely talks.
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October 9, 2009
1989: Kimberly Claire Meissner is born Oct. 4 in Towson. She is the youngest of four children. 1995: Meissner begins to skate as a 6-year-old when her backyard freezes. 2000: Meissner qualifies for the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships on the juvenile level, where she places 16th. 2003: At 14, Meissner qualifies for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the novice category and wins a national title by landing a triple lutz in the free skate portion of her program. 2004: In the junior category, at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Meissner is second after the short program, but wins the free skate by landing two triple lutzes, capturing a the Junior national title.
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October 26, 2008
1 Thumb wrestling: OMG, text voting determines matchups and stipulations for World Wrestling Entertainment's Cyber Sunday event (8 p.m., pay-per-view). 2 Not just skating by: Skate America concludes with the women's free skate (4 p.m., chs. 11,4). 3 Men in black: (and silver): In their last home game until Nov. 23, the Ravens look to make it two wins in a row when they face the Oakland Raiders (1 p.m., Ch. 13). 4 Super Bowl preview?: The Pittsburgh Steelers host the New York Giants in a matchup of 5-1 teams (4 p.m., chs. 45,5)
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | October 26, 2008
EVERETT, Wash. - Moments after her first performance of the new Grand Prix season, Kimmie Meissner was already looking forward to her next. The former world and national champion from Bel Air took a spill on the second element of her short program at Skate America when she rushed the entrance to a triple flip, a jump that gave her problems last season. "I really thought I had it, and [the coaches] said, 'No, you were going to go down anyway,' " Meissner said. "It's not a big deal to me. I know I can fix it. I'm really excited about everything else."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 29, 2007
READING, Pa. -- Kimmie Meissner beat the world champion and the world junior champion and survived the judges who decided to enforce the scoring system yesterday to earn the gold medal at Skate America. Going into the free skate with a 2.76-point lead, the U.S. champion squeaked by Japan's Miki Ando, the reigning world champion, by 1.34 points. Caroline Zhang, the junior champion, finished third. Meissner, 18, of Bel Air, called the victory, her first Grand Prix win, "just a great start for me."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 28, 2007
READING, Pa. -- The 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, butterfly-free program for a score of 59.24. Her technical and artistic scores led the field, and she enters today's free skate with a cushion of 2.76 points. Skate America At Reading, Pa.; women's free skate, today, 4 p.m., chs. 11, 4
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | January 27, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. -- For Kimmie Meissner, the question isn't, will she or won't she? Rather it's, why should she? The reigning world champion is in first place at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, with the free skate - "my area," she calls it - today. Her four-minute performance has seven triple jumps, four of them in combination, and ends with a double-double-double combination jump. U.S. Figure Skating Championships Women's final, today, 4 p.m., Ch. 2
NEWS
October 9, 2009
1989: Kimberly Claire Meissner is born Oct. 4 in Towson. She is the youngest of four children. 1995: Meissner begins to skate as a 6-year-old when her backyard freezes. 2000: Meissner qualifies for the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships on the juvenile level, where she places 16th. 2003: At 14, Meissner qualifies for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the novice category and wins a national title by landing a triple lutz in the free skate portion of her program. 2004: In the junior category, at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Meissner is second after the short program, but wins the free skate by landing two triple lutzes, capturing a the Junior national title.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | October 26, 2008
EVERETT, Wash. - Moments after her first performance of the new Grand Prix season, Kimmie Meissner was already looking forward to her next. The former world and national champion from Bel Air took a spill on the second element of her short program at Skate America when she rushed the entrance to a triple flip, a jump that gave her problems last season. "I really thought I had it, and [the coaches] said, 'No, you were going to go down anyway,' " Meissner said. "It's not a big deal to me. I know I can fix it. I'm really excited about everything else."
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November 26, 2006
Swiss figure skater Meier wins Cup of Russia over Sebestyen Sarah Meier of Switzerland easily won the free skate event to wrap up the overall gold medal at the Cup of Russia yesterday in Moscow. Meier started the day in third place after the short program. She performed all her jumps well except for doubling a triple lutz. Meier finished with 159.17 points, ahead of Julia Sebestyen of Hungary with 146.75. Japan's Yoshie Onda was third with 143.60. "I knew I had to try everything to move up," Meier said.
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By RICK MAESE and RICK MAESE,SUN REPORTER | March 25, 2006
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. Her ear is fine and the 16-year-old Bel Air figure skater has turned her attention to making noise, not listening to it. Meissner's name is buzzing through a lot of ears right now at the World Figure Skating Championships. She enters today's free-skate program with a shot at a medal, even closer to the podium than she was at the Winter Games last month.
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