Former Wold Champ Out Of Figure Skating Competition

Monday Jan. 19, 2009

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Former world champion Kimmie Meissner is out of this week's U.S. Figure Skating Championships because of a hip flexor injury.

Meissner withdrew Monday, saying she is still feeling pain when she jumps. She hurt herself sprinting on a treadmill about a week ago and aggravated the injury during training.

Meissner said in a statement from U.S. Figure Skating that she is "very disappointed" about not competing in Cleveland.

Meissner was the surprise winner at the 2006 world championships, and won her first U.S. title the following year. But she has struggled since, finishing seventh at last year's nationals.

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