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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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Sports Digest | September 11, 2014
Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame Native Dancer, five others to be inducted in November Racehorse Native Dancer, swimmer Beth Botsford , baseball-football players Tommy Brown and Brian Jordan , lacrosse player and coach Bob Scott and figure skater Kimmie Meissner will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. In addition, the Hall will present the John Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the contribution of individuals over a long career of supporting and advancing athletics in the state of Maryland, to the late Earl Banks , who was the football coach at Morgan State.
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February 23, 2006
When she'll skate Kimmie Meissner is scheduled to take the ice in Turin at 4:38 p.m. EST, performing second to last with the final group of skaters. Web sites such as www.Torino2006.org are planning to provide up-to-the-minute results. When to watch Coverage is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on NBC and go until midnight. As on Tuesday, figure skating is expected to be mixed with coverage of other events. A representative for NBC said performances will be shown in the order that the skaters compete, but the order in which different events are presented for the telecast will be decided by producers.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
Eight years after competing in the Olympics, Kimmie Meissner is giving the Winter Games another shot. Minus her skates. Meissner, 24, is working for NBC as a research analyst, a behind-the-scenes job that sent the Bel Air resident to Sochi with little fanfare. There, she's doing off-camera grunt work that might seem odd for the onetime world and national figure skating champion. "Kimmie will watch the skating from the International Broadcast Center and provide a written analysis before and after each event," said Lee Ann Gschwind, NBC's editorial director for the Olympics.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | January 9, 2007
World champion figure skater Kimmie Meissner will skate an exhibition Saturday at the University of Delaware as part of a send-off show for athletes competing at U.S. Nationals. The Bel Air teen, the runner-up at Nationals last year who finished sixth at the Olympics, will perform to "Keep Holding On" from the soundtrack of Eragon. The show also will include appearances by U.S. ice dance silver medalists Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov and 2006 Junior World bronze medalist Christine Zukowski.
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By RICK MAESE | March 26, 2006
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.
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By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | February 24, 2006
So she flubbed her first triple flip, and her triple Lutz - according to NBC Web site commentators - suffered from "an awkward, tilted landing." But there was nothing awkward about Kimmie Meissner's outfit during yesterday's free skate, where she placed sixth. The 16- year-old from Bel Air was an ice siren in a red dress with plunging neckline. The slinky ensemble was suspended by sparkly gold straps so thin that you worried they might snap - that is, if you didn't know about the nude mesh that holds these outfits together.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | June 27, 2006
Kimmie Meissner's second season on the Grand Prix figure skating circuit will unfold just as she had hoped. The International Skating Union assigned Meissner, the world champion, to Skate America in Hartford, Conn., and Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris. Sasha Cohen, this year's Olympic silver medalist and bronze medalist at worlds, will not compete this Grand Prix season "due to her heavy post-Olympic schedule," according to U.S. Figure Skating. Meissner, 16, of Bel Air, had requested the Hartford event - the first of the season - and had hoped to return to Paris, her first-ever Grand Prix event last year.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 28, 2006
HARTFORD, Conn. -- For the first time in seven months, Kimmie Meissner experienced the adrenaline rush of competition and renewed attention of the figure skating world. The Bel Air teenager and reigning world champion opened her Grand Prix season last night at Skate America with a third-place finish in the short program, the first of two performances. She earned a score of 58.82, less than two points below her personal best. Women's short program Televised tomorrow, 1 p.m., Ch. 2
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter | February 8, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- It stands to reason that Kimmie Meissner's unconventional rise to the top of women's figure skating might include some unplanned stops. After winning the U.S. title two weeks ago, the Bel Air teen said she didn't know if she would perform at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, a competition that has attracted few of the top American women skaters since its start in 1999. Four Continents Championships Through Saturday, Colorado Springs, Colo. TV: ESPN, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
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April 18, 2012
Olympic athletes Kimmie Meissner and Pat Winslow Connolly visited Pinewood Elementary School on April 16, and Rowdy Gaines, an Olympic swimmer who currently commentates on the sport, spoke to students via Skype. Meissner, a world champion figure skater and 2006 Olympian, and Connolly, a three-time track and field Olympian, visited the school as part of a 100-day countdown to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. Connolly is a women's sports advocate and has been outspoken about steroid abuse in sports.
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By Sports Digest | February 5, 2011
Sports Legends Museum Wilson, Hoiles, Meissner to attend Babe's Birthday Bash The Babe Ruth Museum announced Friday that Ravens cornerback Josh Wilson , former Oriole Chris Hoiles and world figure skating champion Kimmie Meissner will be in attendance for Babe's Birthday Bash on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The event will celebrate the 116th anniversary of Ruth's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895. The museum will present the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation with the 2011 Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
Figure skater Kimmie Meissner, the 2006 world champion and 2007 national champion from Bel Air, will be performing Christmas day in an NBC special, "A Salute to the Golden Age of American Skating. " The program highlights 60 years of skating and includes appearances by Olympic gold medalists Dick Button, Peggy Fleming, Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano, Evan Lysacek, Sarah Hughes and Tenley Albright. The show was taped on Dec. 11 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
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By Sports Digest | February 20, 2010
Kimmie Meissner will recount memories of figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, as part of a program at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards next Saturday. As part of the 1 p.m. program, "Olympic Experiences with Kimmie Meissner," the Bel Air native will also discuss the preparation she took to get to the Games, at which she finished sixth. The event goes hand-in-hand with the museum's "Treasures From Our Attic" exhibit, which features Meissner's 2006 world championship medal.
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By Candus Thomson and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2010
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 the Olympics in only her third international competition on the senior level. A month later, she won the world title. This year, she's home in Bel Air, rehabilitating a dislocated kneecap that kept her out of competition last season and preparing for ice shows this spring.
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By Laura Smitherman | laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | February 1, 2010
Like most people, Phyllis Friello watched in horror the events unfolding in Haiti after the devastating earthquake. She donated to UNICEF, the United Nations organization that's distributing water, food and medicine and registering children separated from their families by the disaster. But Friello, a competitive figure skater who lives in Baltimore, wanted to do more. So she put on her skates. And she sent a Facebook message to former world and national figure skating champion Kimmie Meissner.
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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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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | February 1, 2007
Skating beneath the glittering statute of Prometheus at the Rockefeller Plaza ice rink in New York yesterday, Kimmie Meissner looked tiny. But she was just as golden as the Greek god. On her whirlwind tour before returning to class at Fallston High School, Meissner, the national and world figure skating champion, performed for the Today show audience and began planning for another international competition next week. As a tuneup for the world championships in Tokyo next month, all of the newly crowned U.S. champions - including Meissner - will be at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | February 1, 2010
Like most people, Phyllis Friello watched in horror the events unfolding in Haiti after the devastating earthquake. She donated to UNICEF, the United Nations organization that's distributing water, food and medicine and registering children separated from their families by the disaster. But Friello, a competitive figure skater who lives in Baltimore, wanted to do more. So she put on her skates. And she sent a Facebook message to former world and national figure skating champion Kimmie Meissner.
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By Sports Digest | January 29, 2010
Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen , figure skater Kimmie Meissner and U.S. Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long will be among the guests for "Babe's Birthday Bash" next Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The event will celebrate the 115th anniversary of Ruth's birth in Baltimore. Tickets are $45 for members of the Babe Ruth Museum; $55 for the general public; and $60 at the door. Call 410-727-1539 or visit BabeRuthMuseum.com. ALOMAR: Former Toronto Blue Jays and Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.
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