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Sun reporterThe thin air and sparse crowd seemed to take the wind out of Kimmie Meissner's sails during her short program last night at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. The reigning world and national champion found herself in sixth place after an...
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South Korean teenager Kim Yu Na held off American world champion Kimmie Meissner of Bel Air to win the women's event yesterday at the Trophee Bompard in Paris. For the men, Brian Joubert landed two quadruple jumps to become the first Frenchman to win a...
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WatchdogMerrick's own Joelle Forte, profiled here, came to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships this week with an interesting story. For one thing, she's 22, which in women's figure skating years makes her around, oh, 66. And the Fordham student last......
Sun reporterShe's not supposed to be here. Kimmie Meissner's Olympic plan called for a showdown with the world's best figure skaters at the 2010 Winter Games. Tear up the blueprint. She's ready now. Like an escalator on full power, Meissner rose through the...
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....
Sun reporterAdd 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...
Sun reporterGOTHENBURG, 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...
Sun reporterGOTHENBURG, 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...
Sun reporterHow 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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Russian dynasty in Olympic pairs figure skating lives on, albeit with a little help from training facilities in New Jersey and a controversial decision by the judges. Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, who train in Hackensack, edged world...
Times Staff WriterU.S. gymnast Paul Hamm is entitled to the gold medal in the men's all-around event at the Athens Olympics, a sports tribunal ruled today in a decision affirming the essential notion that athletic competition goes by rules that decide winners and losers on...
Times Staff WriterUnlike world figure skating champion Michelle Kwan and courageous medal-winning skier Picabo Street, most Winter Olympians are not household names except, perhaps, in their own households. However, here are 10 athletes (or duos) who are capable of making...
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