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  • Meissner recalls thrill of thinking, 'I'm an Olympian'

    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...
  • Meissner's agenda: fun, clean program

    Kimmie Meissner must be channeling Nancy Kerrigan. Meissner, who skates her short program tonight in her first Olympic competition, says her goal is to "have fun, skate clean and not freak out." Kerrigan, 1994 silver medalist and 1992 bronze medalist,...
  • Delaware club churns out ice champions

    How large and powerful is the skating club that helped turn Kimmie Meissner into an Olympian? Too large and powerful to organize a "Kimmie watching" party when the 16-year-old from Bel Air skates tonight and Thursday night in Turin, Italy. Balloons...
  • As Meissner glows, Cohen's a no-show

    Her medal hopes ahead of her, the Skating Surprise pulled her luggage behind her. She was completely inconspicuous walking down Via Ventimiglia, going from rink to apartment. Not a single person stopped her or even realized that she was worth stopping....
  • Class acts amid the meltdowns in the Olympics

    Sasha Cohen, Kimmie Meissner and Emily Hughes aside, it's easy to think of these Winter Olympics as another depressing reality show, only without a lot of bad singing or Donald Trump and his lacquered hair reducing some poor apprentice to tears. Look...
  • Worlds win gives Meissner jump on earning potential

    The title "world champion" implies that one can't do a whole lot better. In the high-stakes arena of sporting fame and product endorsement, however, Olympic gold is the ultimate prize for a figure skater. Thus, Bel Air's Kimmie Meissner has work to do...
  • Two young friends, forever dreaming

    Back then, it was just two girls sitting on a bed, each with a dream beating deep inside. There was Kimmie Meissner, just 14 years old at the time, brown hair past her shoulders. Her dream was to figure skate in the Olympics. And there was Kati Fisher,...
  • Skater's routine is about to change

    Kimmie Meissner concluded her first season skating among the sport's elite in spectacular fashion, and she'll now turn her attention to the next big event on her calendar: the school prom. "Well, I'm going with a friend who is a guy," she said, "but [he'...
  • Back to normal, but not for long

    Competing in the Olympics may have been the easy part for Kimmie Meissner. Upon returning to Bel Air this week, the 16-year-old will jump right back into her rigorous routine of three classes a day at Fallston High School and then hours of practice at...
  • Meissner 6th and satisfied

    When others fell, Shizuka Arakawa did not, allowing the Japanese skater to win her country's first medal at these Olympics and avert a Russian sweep of the figure skating events. Arakawa performed her long program last night with speed, grace and power,...
  • Meissner in position for podium

    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....
  • Meissner records her best

    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...