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Gymnastics Coach; Retired Artistic Gymnast; National Champion, World Champion & Olympic Bronze Medalist; Founder of Texas Dreams Gymnastics

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Kimberly Lynn Zmeskal Burdette is an American retired artistic gymnast, who was a national champion, world champion, and an Olympic bronze medalist. She currently coaches gymnastics and co-owns Texas Dreams Gymnastics in Coppell, Texas, with her husband Chris Burdette.

From a young age, Zmeskal trained with coaching great Béla Károlyi, who had bought a run-down gym in Zmeskal's Houston neighborhood. This gave Zmeskal the opportunity to observe and interact with her heroine, Mary Lou Retton. In 1989, at the age of 13, Zmeskal became the U.S. Junior National Champion. She also took first place in the American Classic, the Swiss Cup Mixed Pairs, and the Arthur Gander Memorial. Zmeskal went on to become a three-time consecutive U.S. National Champion. In international events, she began a rivalry with the Soviet Union's Svetlana Boginskaya.

At the 1991 World Championships in Indianapolis, the team silver medal was a first for the Americans, and Zmeskal became the first American to achieve the World all-around gold medal. Having recently become world champion, Americans had high hopes for Zmeskal and the U.S. team heading the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. In the U.S. National Championships and Olympic Trials, Zmeskal battled an emerging Shannon Miller, with Miller defeating Zmeskal at the Trials.

Battling several setbacks in competition, including a fall off the balance beam, Zmeskal finished 10th in the all-around final, and later finished 8th in the vault final and 6th in the floor final. It would later be revealed that Zmeskal was suffering from a stress fracture in her ankle before the Olympics began.

Any dreams for a comeback to compete in the 1996 Olympic Games would be dashed due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee suffered during a floor exercise. In 1998, Zmeskal returned to competition with a decent showing at the U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis and was later considered a possibility for the 2000 Olympics team, but a torn achilles tendon on a double tuck on floor ended her career that year.

In 2000, Zmeskal married coach Chris Burdette, whom she had met during a clinic. They wed at Karolyi's Ranch. Zmeskal now spends time with her husband, speaking and coaching, and opened a coaching program in Coppell, Texas entitled Texas Dreams Gymnastics. She has coached multiple US National Team athletes. The Burdettes have three children.

Zmeskal was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in May 2012.

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Gymnastics Coach; Retired Artistic Gymnast; National Champion, World Champion & Olympic Bronze Medalist; Founder of Texas Dreams Gymnastics

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Kim Zmeskal Biography

Kimberly Lynn Zmeskal Burdette is an American retired artistic gymnast, who was a national champion, world champion, and an Olympic bronze medalist. She currently coaches gymnastics and co-owns Texas Dreams Gymnastics in Coppell, Texas, with her husband Chris Burdette.

From a young age, Zmeskal trained with coaching great Béla Károlyi, who had bought a run-down gym in Zmeskal's Houston neighborhood. This gave Zmeskal the opportunity to observe and interact with her heroine, Mary Lou Retton. In 1989, at the age of 13, Zmeskal became the U.S. Junior National Champion. She also took first place in the American Classic, the Swiss Cup Mixed Pairs, and the Arthur Gander Memorial. Zmeskal went on to become a three-time consecutive U.S. National Champion. In international events, she began a rivalry with the Soviet Union's Svetlana Boginskaya.

At the 1991 World Championships in Indianapolis, the team silver medal was a first for the Americans, and Zmeskal became the first American to achieve the World all-around gold medal. Having recently become world champion, Americans had high hopes for Zmeskal and the U.S. team heading the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. In the U.S. National Championships and Olympic Trials, Zmeskal battled an emerging Shannon Miller, with Miller defeating Zmeskal at the Trials.

Battling several setbacks in competition, including a fall off the balance beam, Zmeskal finished 10th in the all-around final, and later finished 8th in the vault final and 6th in the floor final. It would later be revealed that Zmeskal was suffering from a stress fracture in her ankle before the Olympics began.

Any dreams for a comeback to compete in the 1996 Olympic Games would be dashed due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee suffered during a floor exercise. In 1998, Zmeskal returned to competition with a decent showing at the U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis and was later considered a possibility for the 2000 Olympics team, but a torn achilles tendon on a double tuck on floor ended her career that year.

In 2000, Zmeskal married coach Chris Burdette, whom she had met during a clinic. They wed at Karolyi's Ranch. Zmeskal now spends time with her husband, speaking and coaching, and opened a coaching program in Coppell, Texas entitled Texas Dreams Gymnastics. She has coached multiple US National Team athletes. The Burdettes have three children.

Zmeskal was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in May 2012.

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  • How much does it cost to book Kim Zmeskal?

    Booking fees for Kim Zmeskal, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kim Zmeskal, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kim Zmeskal?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kim Zmeskal for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Zmeskal for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kim Zmeskal or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kim Zmeskal or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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