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No U.S. woman has won Olympic figure skating gold since 2002. What's the deal?

Feb 05, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Kimmie Meissner spent her childhood trying to keep up with three older brothers in soccer and lacrosse, so they'd let her join their teams. After figure skating became her passion, she tried keeping up with the best in the world.

"I definitely wanted to push the sport a little bit technically," says Meissner, 28, explaining the impact of seeing Japan's Miki Ando practice a quadruple jump at her first junior world championships, in 2004. "I thought, 'I need to push ...