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January 5, 1992
Track and field star Carl Lewis and gymnast Kim Zmeskal are the U.S. Olympic Committee's sportsman and sportswoman of 1991.
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September 15, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kim Zmeskal of Houston left the Hoosier Dome Friday night, her gold medal safely tucked away in the care of her mother, and her security in the care of a circle of guards who tried to keep thousands of screaming fans at bay. She and her parents made their way across the street to their hotel, but the throng of Zmeskal wanna-bes did not leave until Zmeskal was inside a hotel restaurant.
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September 14, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kim Zmeskal needed to score a 9.875 on the floor exercise, an event in which she has earned perfect 10s in less prestigious meets. But this was the World Gymnastics Championships, and clearly, Zmeskal was in the mood. Performing to Glenn Miller's famous tune, with a crowd of 15,013 at the Hoosier Dome clapping throughout, Zmeskal landed every move to score a 9.987 and win the all-round gold medal.
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September 8, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not only the American public relations people who expound on the merits of U.S. gymnast Kim Zmeskal, predicting she could win the all-around competition at the World Gymnastics Championships. She really may have a chance. At 15, she has defeated the top gymnasts in the world, among them Natalia Kalinina and Svetlana Boguinskaia of the Soviet Union, Henrietta Onodi of Hungary and Cristina Bontas of Romania.
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August 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Two-time U.S. champion Kim Zmeskal took a slight lead Friday over Betty Okino in the compulsory portion of the World Gymnastics Team Trials. The top eight finishers will compose the 1991 U.S. women's team that will compete in the World Gymnastics Championships Sept. 6-15 at the Hoosier Dome. Zmeskal of Houston had 47.232 points to 46.946 points for Okino of Elmhurst, Ill. Both girls train at Bela Karolyi's Houston gym. Erica Stokes of Olathe, Kan., was third with 46.
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July 29, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by the performances of two U.S. gymnasts 24 hours earlier in the team competition, a near-capacity crowd of 16,689 came to the Tacoma Dome Saturday to see Kim Zmeskal and Betty Okino continue their pursuit of excellence and the Soviets. In women's gymnastics, that is virtually the same thing. But when the Americans' chances to win the Goodwill Games all-around championship evaporated even before the first rotation was completed, so did the drama.
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July 29, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by the performances of two U.S. gymnasts 24 hours earlier in the team competition, a near-capacity crowd of 16,689 came to the Tacoma Dome Saturday to see Kim Zmeskal and Betty Okino continue their pursuit of excellence and the Soviets. In women's gymnastics, that is virtually the same thing. But when the Americans' chances to win the Goodwill Games all-around championship evaporated even before the first rotation was completed, so did the drama.
SPORTS
June 10, 1990
Kim Zmeskal, a 14-year-old who was competing in her first senior nationals, vaulted past defending champion Brandy Johnson to win the women's all-around title Saturday night at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Denver. In the senior men's event, steady John Roethlisberger held off UCLA's Chris Waller to capture the all-around, 114.3-113.9. Zmeskal scored a 9.8 in the floor exercise and a 9.975 in the vault--the highest mark of the night--to claim the title. Johnson scored 9.
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