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January 23, 2008
AT A GLANCE What: U.S. Figure Skating Championships When: Today-Sunday (women's short program, tomorrow, 8:30-11:50 p.m.; long program, Saturday, 9:10-10:50 p.m.) Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. TV: Chs. 11, 4 - Saturday, 4-6 p.m. (taped coverage of dance and pairs); 8-11 p.m. (live coverage of women's final); Sunday, 7-9 p.m. (taped coverage of men's final)
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By David Driver, For The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Christalyn Trimilove was about 6 years old when her father, Paul, took her skating at the Benfield Pines Ice Rink in Millersville, a once-popular local facility that has since closed. Trimilove, a lifelong resident of Severna Park, has mixed memories of that first time on the ice. "What in the world are you doing to me and what is on my feet?" she recalls thinking. "After that, he took me to some more public sessions and signed me up for group lessons. I kind of fell in love with it. " Within about six months of those first lessons, she had won a gold medal in a low-level competition against some other young girls.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter | January 28, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. -- By stumbling forward instead of falling backward on her opening jump, Kimmie Meissner of Bel Air won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships yesterday and completed her set of medals from the event. She put her hand down to steady herself and avoid an automatic one-point deduction and then performed a workmanlike long program that was good enough to hold off charges from Emily Hughes and Alissa Czisny. "I got forward on it, which is a different mistake for me," Meissner said of the stumble.
EXPLORE
November 19, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Figure Skating Columbia resident, Brenna Doherty, qualified earlier this month in the Junior Pairs at the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships in Hyannis, Mass., for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to be held Jan. 19-27, 2013.
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,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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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter | January 26, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. -- It's hard to follow a standing ovation, but last night Kimmie Meissner did just that and grabbed the lead at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Emily Hughes had just completed a nearly flawless short program that brought the audience of 8,010 to its feet, when Meissner skated onto the ice to warm up and ran into a swarm of small skaters scooping flowers and stuffed animals flung by fans. U.S. Figure Skating Championships Through tomorrow, Spokane, Wash.; women's final live, tomorrow, 4 p.m., chs. 2, 7
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter | March 23, 2007
TOKYO -- It can take Kimmie Meissner nearly a half-hour to walk the two blocks from the Meiji Jingo practice rink to the main venue at the municipal gymnasium. Girls holding World Figure Skating Championships programs squeal, "Kimmie, Kimmie, please stop." World Figure Skating Championships Through Sunday, Tokyo TV today: Women's short program, 7:30 p.m., ESPN (tape) Meissner's short program Meissner's short program components, skated to "Snow Storm," by Georgy Sviridov Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov Personal best score: 60.17 at 2006 world championships Triple lutz-triple toe loop combination Triple flip Layback spin Spiral sequence Double axel Flying sit spin Straight line step sequence Combination spin with foot change
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter | January 24, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. -- With bronze and silver medals already at home in Maryland, Kimmie Meissner will try to complete the set this week at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Her timing couldn't be better. Michelle Kwan, the nine-time winner, and Sasha Cohen, last year's gold medalist, haven't put blades to ice competitively this season. The personal best score of Meissner's closest U.S. rival is 20 points lower. And the skater from Bel Air loves the nationals as much as they seem to love her. U.S. Figure Skating Championships Through Saturday, Spokane, Wash.
SPORTS
March 22, 2008
Svetlana Kuznetsova ended Maria Sharapova's winning streak at 18 matches last night with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 victory in the Pacific Life Open semifinals in Indian Wells, Calif. Kuznetsova will face Ana Ivanovic, who beat Jelena Jankovic, 7-6 (3), 6-3. On the men's side, Mardy Fish advanced to meet No. 1 Roger Federer in the semifinals by beating David Nalbandian, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4). Federer advanced because Tommy Haas had to forfeit because of a sinus infection. Defending champion and No. 2 Rafael Nadal will play No. 3 Novak Djokovic, the Australian Open champion, in the other semifinal.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2011
Big brain. Small feet. It's a combination that has propelled Scott Dyer, a student-athlete in the truest sense of the term, to the Dean's List in his first semester at the University of Southern California and to center ice Friday in his debut in the senior men's division of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. He will also skate on Sunday, the final day of the event, which is being held in Greensboro, N.C. this year. Dyer is hoping for a top-10 finish in a field of 22 men that includes two-time defending U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott, 2009 runner up Brandon Mroz and 2007 runner up Ryan Bradley.
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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 Philip Hersh and Philip Hersh,Tribune Newspapers | January 18, 2010
SPOKANE, Wash. - - The two men who have been in an Olympics, Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir, shared both mixed feelings about their flawed performances Sunday and the hope the best will come a month from now in Vancouver. The man going to his first Winter Games, Jeremy Abbott, might find it hard to top what he did. And he might not need to, for Abbott's free skate was such a tour de force that it not only turned an expected close competition into a rout, but it also was easily good enough to win an Olympic medal - even the gold.
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.
SPORTS
March 22, 2008
Svetlana Kuznetsova ended Maria Sharapova's winning streak at 18 matches last night with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 victory in the Pacific Life Open semifinals in Indian Wells, Calif. Kuznetsova will face Ana Ivanovic, who beat Jelena Jankovic, 7-6 (3), 6-3. On the men's side, Mardy Fish advanced to meet No. 1 Roger Federer in the semifinals by beating David Nalbandian, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4). Federer advanced because Tommy Haas had to forfeit because of a sinus infection. Defending champion and No. 2 Rafael Nadal will play No. 3 Novak Djokovic, the Australian Open champion, in the other semifinal.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | March 20, 2008
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN -- When her short program was over yesterday, Kimmie Meissner smiled the smile of a champion, a smile few had seen in more than a year. It didn't matter that the judges placed her ninth at the World Figure Skating Championships or that instead of a triple-triple jump combination she performed a triple-double. When the music stopped and the cheers began, Meissner was upright and happy and just seven points behind the leader, Carolina Kostner of Italy. With every step, with every spin, with every spiral, the former world and U.S. champion showed glimpses of her old self and more.
FEATURES
By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Evening Sun Staff | December 6, 1991
ALL DEBI THOMAS wants to do is reach her goal -- which has nothing to do with skating at all.The 24-year-old former Olympic skater is eyeing medical school and still hoping to become an orthopedic surgeon. She graduated from Stanford University in June and wants to resume studies next year."School was probably more important to me, at least as far as my future was concerned," this world-class skater said. "I always did skating to the best of my abilities, but I didn't want it to take over."
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By Candus Thompson and Candus Thompson,Sun reporter | January 27, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Kimmie Meissner looked nothing like the young woman who rocketed to the top of the figure skating world two years ago. Less than a minute into her long program at the national championships last night, the defending champion and former world-title holder had fallen twice and looked ready to cry. She fell once more before her four-minute program mercifully ended. Meissner, 18, finished seventh in a field of 20 women. It is the first time in a decade that an active champion did not repeat.
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