At a glance

19 Nov 1977 Tucson, United States of America
142 cm / 37 kg 4'8'' / 81 pounds
Female

Kerri Strug was far from the greatest ever American female gymnast, but she may be the best remembered for one vault she did at the 1996 Olympics. With the USA challenging for the team gold medal, they had only a narrow lead over Russia and Romania going into the final rotation, with Strug scheduled for the horse vault. Strug was a vault specialist, but she landed poorly on her first attempt, and also injured her left ankle. She was not sure she could make another vault, but after consulting with her coaches, bravely decided to attempt it. Strug took the...

Kerri in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 7 QR
      Gymnastics
      Individual All-Around
    • 1 Gold medal
      Gymnastics
      Team All-Around
    • 1 QR
      Gymnastics
      Floor Exercise
    • 5 QR
      Gymnastics
      Horse Vault
    • 14 QR
      Gymnastics
      Uneven Bars
    • 15 QR
      Gymnastics
      Balance Beam
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 14 QR
      Gymnastics
      Individual All-Around
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Gymnastics
      Team All-Around
    • 15 QR
      Gymnastics
      Floor Exercise
    • =9 QR
      Gymnastics
      Horse Vault
    • 25 QR
      Gymnastics
      Uneven Bars
    • 20 QR
      Gymnastics
      Balance Beam

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