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By Ray Frager | October 26, 2008
4 p.m. [chs. 11, 4] After you get done rooting for the hometown Ravens, you can root for the hometown Kimmie. Our Miss Meissner (right) competes in the women's free skate today, hoping to rebound from recent disappointing results. Even though she's living in Florida, as she said in yesterday's Baltimore Sun, "Home is Maryland."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 27, 2007
READING, Pa. -- If figure skating were a competition of me and my shadow, Emily Hughes would be on the dark side of Kimmie Meissner. The top U.S. skaters have spent their entire careers on the elite senior circuit locked in a duel, and all eight times Meissner has gotten the better of Hughes, sometimes by the narrowest of margins. 2007 Skate America Through tomorrow, Reading, Pa.; women's short program, today, 6 p.m. TV: Tomorrow, 4-6 p.m., chs. 4, 11 THE FIELD The women's field that will challenge Kimmie Meissner at Skate America: Miki Ando, 19, Japan: Reigning world champion; winner of 2006 Skate America.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | November 10, 2009
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Five months before the U.S. hockey team's "Miracle on Ice" Olympic performance transformed a sheet of ice into a sports icon, 65 figure skaters tested their skills and built their dreams in an international competition that became known as Skate America. For Scott Hamilton, it marked his first international gold medal. For Peter and Kitty Carruthers, it boosted their fledgling career as a pairs team after a rocky start. For Lisa-Marie Allen, the win was one of the few times she stood higher on the podium than some better-known women.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | October 25, 2008
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 horseback rides in a neighborhood park. In each case, she's making it a point to step up - the same direction she hopes to take today at Skate America in Everett, Wash., the first stop on this season's international Grand Prix circuit and what she sees as the beginning of her climb back to the top of figure skating.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | October 24, 2008
EVERETT, Wash. - In recent years, Skate America, one of six stops on the annual Grand Prix figure skating circuit, has been held in third-tier cities barely able to attract a respectable-sized crowd. This year, it's in a community of 102,000, a half-hour north of Seattle. But, funny thing, there's hardly a ticket left at the 8,300-seat Comcast Arena. NBC and Universal Sports will be airing 16 hours, up from two hours last year. There's definitely a sense of anticipation. The difference?
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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 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 | 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 | 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 | November 10, 2009
- Five months before the U.S. hockey team's "Miracle on Ice" Olympic performance transformed a sheet of ice into a sports icon, 65 figure skaters tested their skills and built their dreams in an international competition that became known as Skate America. For Scott Hamilton, it marked his first international gold medal. For Peter and Kitty Carruthers, it boosted their fledgling career as a pairs team after a rocky start. For Lisa-Marie Allen, the win was one of the few times she stood higher on the podium than some better-known women.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | January 19, 2009
A hip injury has forced 2006 world and 2007 national champion Kimmie Meissner to withdraw from this week's U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland. Meissner, who grew up in Bel Air but trains in Florida, said she hurt her right hip while running on a treadmill a week ago and reinjured it Friday while landing a jump. "It was starting to feel better, but then I had a weird landing on a lutz. Then it felt worse, way worse," she said. "Even walking was bad." She flew home to Maryland to work with physical therapists and sports trainers in an attempt to be ready for the women's short program Thursday evening, but it became clear the injury needed a week or two of rest.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | November 1, 2008
Time to push the panic button? Time to buy Kimmie Meissner a gold retirement watch and thank her for her service to figure skating? Not so fast. Rome, as skating analyst Julius Caesar used to say, wasn't built in a day. Meissner, who suffered through another poor performance last weekend at Skate America, is a puzzle at this point in her career. Good practices and good warm-ups but bad when the judges are watching. That's not the recipe for a championship. From a resume standpoint, the skater from Bel Air has checked most of the boxes - Olympic appearance, world title and national championship - all by the age of 18. Meissner, now 19, is one of only two U.S. women to land a triple axel, the other being Tonya Harding, she of knee-whacking fame.
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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 Ray Frager | October 26, 2008
4 p.m. [chs. 11, 4] After you get done rooting for the hometown Ravens, you can root for the hometown Kimmie. Our Miss Meissner (right) competes in the women's free skate today, hoping to rebound from recent disappointing results. Even though she's living in Florida, as she said in yesterday's Baltimore Sun, "Home is Maryland."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | October 25, 2008
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 horseback rides in a neighborhood park. In each case, she's making it a point to step up - the same direction she hopes to take today at Skate America in Everett, Wash., the first stop on this season's international Grand Prix circuit and what she sees as the beginning of her climb back to the top of figure skating.
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October 28, 2006
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Sports on TV | October 20, 2013
SUNDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Spr. Cup Camping World RV Sales 500 ESPN2 MLB ALCS, Gm. 7: Detroit@Boston (if nec.) 45, 57 NBA pre. Boston vs. Minnesota NBA6 Fig. skat. ISU Grand Prix: Skate America (T) 11, 44 NFL Chicago@Washington 45, 51 Cincinnati@Detroit 131 Ravens@Pittsburgh 13, 94:25 Denver@Indianapolis 11, 48:20 PGA Champions Greater Hickory, Final Rd. GOLF2 Shriners Hospitals, Final Round GOLF5 M. soccer EPL: Aston Villa vs Tottenham NBCSN11 a.m. Mex.: Dep. Toluca vs Tijuana UNIVIS1 Serie A: Torino vs Inter.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | October 24, 2008
EVERETT, Wash. - In recent years, Skate America, one of six stops on the annual Grand Prix figure skating circuit, has been held in third-tier cities barely able to attract a respectable-sized crowd. This year, it's in a community of 102,000, a half-hour north of Seattle. But, funny thing, there's hardly a ticket left at the 8,300-seat Comcast Arena. NBC and Universal Sports will be airing 16 hours, up from two hours last year. There's definitely a sense of anticipation. The difference?
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN REPORTER | November 14, 2007
As matchups go, this could be the season's grandest of Grand Prix series events, a figure skating competition with crystal ball potential for this year and beyond. Kimmie Meissner vs. Mao Asada. A dozen women each will have just seven minutes to wow the judges with their athleticism and artistry at Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris, which begins tomorrow. For Meissner and Asada, the expectations go far beyond the $18,000 first-prize check and a spot in the Grand Prix Final next month in Turin, Italy.
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