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    So what happened to her anyway? I thought she switched to Callaghan and I remember that her jumps weren't as consistent as they used to be. But after that season she just stopped all together? Was it injuries? What career ending injury did she have?

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    From today's article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Back home in Maryland in the summer of 2009, she hurt her right knee when she pulled out of a triple Axel attempt on a crowded rink. After skating on the injury for too long, she consulted a doctor.

    "I had dislocated my knee cap, and had really bad tendonitis from it, and the tendonitis never really went away," she said. "So that was that."

    Meissner hoped to compete last season (2009-2010), but her knee injury made landing the Lutz and flip jumps too tough. Instead, she ramped up her education.

    "I wanted to focus on school, catch up with that," she said. "I have different goals now. I still really love skating, but competition, I'm not sure. I'm not on the ice as much right now."

    Whatever the future brings, Meissner looks back on her world and national titles with joy and pride.

    "I think about it now, and wow, that's a lot of stuff," she said. "It happened to me when I was so young.

    "It was easy to balance high school and skating. Now, to balance a college schedule and training -- and also my job -- it's hard. When I do something, I like to focus on it 150%."

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    Thanks for posting the link.

    Good on her for where she is heading in her life. And nice that she is keeping in with skating. She has always struck me as a very hard working and dedicated person.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Kimmie is a World Champion, and nobody can ever take that away from her! I hope whatever she pursues brings her success and joy.

    Can't wait to her at Skate for Love on Sat!

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    Both Kimmie and Emily tweeted this pic of themselves with Emily's brother, Matt Hughes, after the "Skate for Love" show on Saturday night: http://twitpic.com/4luk98

    ETA: There are other pics of these 2 in Icenetwork's photo gallery for this show -- linked from this post in the "Skate for Love" thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...4&postcount=11
    Last edited by Sylvia; 04-18-2011 at 03:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Both Kimmie and Emily tweeted this pic of themselves with Emily's brother, Matt Hughes, after the "Skate for Love" show on Saturday night: http://twitpic.com/4luk98
    Nice pic, they both look so pretty! Kimmie still looks soo young though, can't believe she's 21!

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    What a beautiful pic!

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