|Nicknames:||"Kim Zmeskal Burdette", "Kimberly Zmeskal Burdette"|
|Location:||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Birthplace:||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Occupation:||Retired American national and world gymnastics champion; gymnastics coach|
About Kimberly Lynn Burdette (Zmeskal)
Kim Zmeskal is an American gymnastics coach who was a former national and world gymnastics champion in the early 1990s.
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 (with Lance Ringnald), 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 World Championships in 1991 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. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she earned the bronze medal with Team USA.