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  • Meissner retooling for a repeat

    Meissner retooling for a repeat
    She medaled at two international competitions this season and is the reigning U.S. figure skating champion. Still, after a last-place performance at her first Grand Prix Final last month, some people are asking: "Is there something wrong with Kimmie...
  • 2010 Olympics, world title figure in skaters' rivalry

    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...
  • Meissner figures odds just right

    Add steely nerved gambler to the list of words that can be used to define Kimmie Meissner. The Bel Air figure skater ditched her long program this fall, weeks before the start of the new season, betting that she could learn a more eye-catching routine in...
  • Curry's state of grace

    He is mostly a memory, his grace and artistry lost to recent generations of figure skaters. But while John Curry's gold-medal performances have been relegated to YouTube and an occasional 1976 Olympic retrospective, his approach to skating remains. Few...
  • Meissner slips up

    Meissner slips up
    Perhaps a young competitor best summed up the opening night of the U.S. women's figure skating championships. "I think at this nationals, anything can happen," said Rachael Flatt, 15, who stands in third place after the short program. Defending champion...
  • Falling hard

    Falling hard
    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...
  • New spin for Meissner

    With six weeks to go before the World Figure Skating Championships, Kimmie Meissner has dropped her longtime coach in favor of one she hopes will provide a quick fix. In: Richard Callaghan, who guided Tara Lipinski to Olympic, world and national titles...
  • Growing up, falling down

    Growing up, falling down
    There are no figures in women's figure skating. Kimmie Meissner is finding that out the hard way. A growth spurt, or just a couple of pounds on hips and thighs, can upset a world-class skater's finely calibrated internal gyroscope or put stress on a...
  • Meissner hopes new instructor helps artistic side shine through

    Meissner hopes new instructor helps artistic side shine through
    The newest member of Kimmie Meissner's coaching team is a free spirit who cheerfully concedes that he knows nothing of figure skating, travels the country in a clunker Jeep with a bungee-corded tarp for a roof and 260,000 on the odometer, and keeps his...
  • Meissner's confidence jumps

    The beginning of Kimmie Meissner's spiral from the pinnacle of figure skating began, cruelly enough, two years ago after she was crowned world champion. As everyone from network producers to White House handlers lined up to get a bit of her time, the...
  • Might as well jump

    GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN // Richard Callaghan has no idea why Kimmie Meissner lost her way -- and her U.S. and world figure skating titles -- over the past year. What her coach of five weeks does know is that his star pupil is performing jump combinations...
  • Sliding up in importance

    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....