Kim Zmeskal

1992 Olympian
1992 World Championships Gold Medalist (2)
1991 World Champion
Three-Time National Champion (1990, 1991, 1992)

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Residence: Plano, Texas
Birth Date/Place: February 6, 1976/Houston, Texas
Current Club: Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
Coach: Mary Lee Tracy
Former Club: Karolyi's Gymnastics
Former Coaches: Bela and Martha Karolyi
School: University of Texas (via correspondence)
Began Gymnastics: 1982
Years on National Team: 7 (1988-93, 1998-2000)
Favorite Event: Floor exercise
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Zmeskal retired from gymnastics in 2000. Currently she ahd her husband manage Burdette Futurez, which enables them to travel throughout the continent doing camps, clinics, appearances, choreography, and speaking engagements. Prior to retirement, she was training at Cincinnati Gymnastics Club under the coaching of 1996 Olympic Assistant Coach Mary Lee Tracy... Married October 1999 to Chris Burdette... parents are David and Clarice…siblings Melissa (7/25/79) and Eric (10/25/83)... the first American to win the all-around at a World Championships (1991)... has scored eight perfect 10.00's in her career... the only competitor at the 1992 World Championships to win more than one event... was chosen the "1992 Athlete of the Year" by her national teammates... honored by the Women's Sports Foundation with the "1990 Up & Coming" award... was named U.S. Olympic Committee SportsWoman of the Year and March of Dimes Athlete of the Year in 1991...was a member the National Honor Society in high school and was a two-time AAU Sullivan Award nominee...future goals include running and coaching at her own gymnastics school. Visit her website at

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updated: 11-March-01