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    Kimmie Meissner on theToday Show

    Kimmie Meissner was on the Today Show at Rockefeller Center for the Count down toTerino, Italy. Katie gave her a I Love NewYork charm. Kimmie showed Katie the basics of figure skating. Kimmie said her grandmother(in her 80's) still figure skates.She said that she was looking forward to the Olympics. She seems to be a lovely girl.Good luck Kimmie. Michelle was scheduled to appear but she wasn't on the show.

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    It was the real time show, right?
    When I read the news posted at MKF, I doubt. Yesterday was chinese new year, Michelle might spend sometime with her family and friends doubt she will fly over to east coast again. Good for her, stay at base to trainning for the worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millie
    She said that she was looking forward to the Olympics.
    Umm...assuming she'll make it there?

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    I think Kimmie might be National Champion next year. She is a great role model for skaters like Sasha Cohen. She has shown the girls that sometimes you just have to go for it if it feels right. She has upped the ante and didn't have all the hype Sasha did surrounding her at her Nationals debut. Good for Kimmie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossi
    I think Kimmie might be National Champion next year. She is a great role model for skaters like Sasha Cohen. She has shown the girls that sometimes you just have to go for it if it feels right. She has upped the ante and didn't have all the hype Sasha did surrounding her at her Nationals debut. Good for Kimmie!
    Kwan can set a new record next year. Sasha can prevent that. Kimmie will have to wait for the Olys.

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    I find it rather hilarious that they're talking about her as if she's a shoe-in for the Olympics. I think she is a talented kid, and have no doubt she's the real thing ... but one 3A landed does not a champion make.

    But to be honest, I hope they hype her from here to the moon in the next year. Frankly, I would love to go into 2006 with someone else carrying all the expectations. And make no mistake about it ... if the USFSA and NBC promote her the way it appears they intend to ... she will NOT be that little girl with nothing to lose come next February.

    Fine with me.

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    I just laughed my [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color] off with all the hype. Kimmie has potential and I see her as having a staying power over the next couple of years. But common, let's have a reality check here. Before she can win the gold in Turino, Kimmie would have to hurdle over these senior ladies. and the same goes for other senior ladies.


    Irina S.

    Michelle K.

    Shizuka A.

    Sasha C.

    Joannie R.

    Miki A.

    Caroline K.

    Susanna P.

    Julia S.

    not too mention that I have a feeling that the Japanese Federation would see to it that Mao Asada joins these ladies at Turino. Kimmie's main rival at Junior worlds and the future. That girl is so light years away that it gives me chills.

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    People are always talking about Sarah Hughes & Reba Mckintyre and Elena Sokolova & Hayley Mills...I just noticed something. Kimmie Meissner bears an absolutely uncanny resemblence to Jennifer Love Hewitt when she was that age (at least from the neck up).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossi
    I think Kimmie might be National Champion next year. She is a great role model for skaters like Sasha Cohen.
    Kimmie is doing very well and has lots of potential. However, I doubt Sasha Cohen is looking to Kimmie as Sasha's role model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog
    Umm...assuming she'll make it there?

    Kimmie herself said, "Hopefully!" or something like that during her Today appearance when Katie said something like, "see you in Torino," which to me indicated she has a better grip on reality than some of the media.

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    2010?

    Perhaps Kimmie is thinking 2010? She'll be 21... right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nymkfan51
    I find it rather hilarious that they're talking about her as if she's a shoe-in for the Olympics. I think she is a talented kid, and have no doubt she's the real thing ... but one 3A landed does not a champion make.

    But to be honest, I hope they hype her from here to the moon in the next year. Frankly, I would love to go into 2006 with someone else carrying all the expectations. And make no mistake about it ... if the USFSA and NBC promote her the way it appears they intend to ... she will NOT be that little girl with nothing to lose come next February.

    Fine with me.

    History may repeat itself with the Olympics! Look at the past Olympics, Skaters won the gold that weren't expected to win--Oksand Baiul, Tara, Sarah--Kimmie will probably do the same in the next Olympics. The same things were said about the past three champions, they have nothing to lose or prove and they go out and skate the skate of their lifetime andthey always win the Gold. The same thing will happen to Kimmie.

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    Yep, she did a 3A. Yep, let me see her do it in competition again. Yep, let me see her win Nationals with the skating she did at this past Nationals under COP. Sorry, don't get it. I think she has a lot more work to do. She can jump all over the place (just like Kwan when she was younger), but, darn it all, there's more to skating than some 3A.

    I don't get the hype. And I don't think she will win the gold in Italy. I think there are too many better overall skaters ahead of her. And this time, I certainly hope it isn't a teenager that wins but an older, more experienced woman, ie Irina, Sasha, Michelle, Shizuka. All I know is COP is different ballgame for the Olys.

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    After Tara and Sarah split after winning I don't think the federation USFSA or ISU wants another kid winning. This didn't exactly help figure skating. COP is here to prevent a once in a lifetime teenager winning a competition like the Olympics. A skater like Kimmie would get decent tech marks but she would be blown away on the other marks. Look at how Irina (Europeans) came in 9th on tech but still won the long program on the other marks. There are too many better overall skaters internationally for this to happen but Katie doesn't know what's going on.
    Last edited by lavender; 02-11-2005 at 12:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavender
    Look at how Irina came in 9th on tech but still won the long program on the other marks.
    You mean the long program at Europeans? 9th on jump scores, but 3rd on Technical Element Scores, on the strength of her spins, steps, and spirals. (And, of course, 1st on components, which is where the dispute mainly lies)

    BTW, Mao Asada will still be too young for ISU championships and Olympics next season. Don't look for her at Worlds before 2007.

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