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Meissner's figs picks

The hip injury that kept Kimmie Meissner from competing at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships has healed and the 2006 world champion is in Toronto working on next season's short program with choreographer Lori Nichol.

Still, the Bel Air resident, who also won the 2007 U.S. title, is thinking about the worlds competition a continent away in Los Angeles. With the men's event about to begin and the women set to take the ice on Friday, Meissner offered her podium predictions.

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Men:

1) Patrick Chan, Canada; 2) Evan Lysacek, U.S.; 3) Brian Joubert, France

Women:

1)Mao Asada, Japan; 2) Joannie Rochette, Canada; 3) Yu-Na Kim, South Korea

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