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Zmeskal, Kim

Born: 1976 AD
Currently alive, at 45 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Athlete, Coach

1976 – She was born on the 6th day of February in Houston, Texas. She was one of the first to sign up for gymnastics classes under the tutelage of coaching great Béla Károlyi who had recently bought a run-down gym in her Houston neighborhood.
1989 – At the age of 13, she became the U.S. Junior National Champion.
1991 – She became the first American gymnast, (male or female) to win the all-around title at the World Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also had accumulated the highest all-around total of any gymnast.
1992 – She was endowed with American hopes for its first team gold medal and a plethora of gold medals in the Barcelona Olympic Games.
1996 – Her dreams for a comeback in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games would be dashed due to a torn anterior ligament.
1998 – She returned to competition and had a decent showing at the U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis.
1999 – She was even well thought-out in the possibility for the 2000 Olympic team to represent the U.S. internationally. However, a torn Achilles tendon on a double tuck on floor ended her career that year.