Kerri Strug Celebrity LifeKerri Strug, born 19th November 1977, is a retired gymnast from America who was part of the glorious women’s gymnastics team, also known as the ‘Magnificent Seven’, which won the gold medal during the Atlanta Olympics of 1996.
The most exciting moment of her career has to be the vault that she executed during the 1996 Olympics, despite having suffered an ankle injury, whereby her coach at that time, Béla Károlyi had to carry her to the platform. Previously, Strug had won the bronze medal during the 1992 Olympics.
She had also worked for Yahoo!, serving as their official correspondent during the Summer Olympics of 2004 and has also had experience working as a schoolteacher. Being an athlete through and through, Strug has also participated in myriad marathons that took place in Houston, Chicago, Boston, and New York.
Her celebrity status although, stems from her remarkable feat during the 1996 Olympics, but she had maintained the same through various appearances in myriad famous TV commercials.
The name that Kerri Strug was given on birth was that of Kerri Allyson Strug. Her birthplace is Tucson, Arizona, where she was born on the 19th of November in the year 1977, as has already been mentioned above. Kerri is the youngest amongst three siblings, with an elder brother Kevin and elder sister Lisa.
She has a son and a daughter by the names of Tyler William Fischer and Alayna Madaleine, who were born in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Kerri took to gymnastics from a very early age of three, when she first started training in the sport. Her induction into the competitive level of gymnastics took place soon after at the age of eight. She was included in the national gymnastics team of the United States in the year 1992, whereby she helped her team secure the bronze medal during the Barcelona Olympics.
A major injury that took place in the year 1994 forced her to undergo massive rehabilitation, but Strug did not lose her determination and participated in the World Championships the very next year, where her team won the bronze medal and she earned 7th ranking in AA.
The next year was the most prominent year of her gymnastics career, whereby she participated as part of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ women’s gymnastics team and won the gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, despite suffering from a severe ankle injury.
Her heroic contribution to the gold medal-winning team gathered her great applause and even landed her the opportunity of appearing on several talk shows on television.
She also got the chance of visiting the US president at that time, Bill Clinton. Once she retired from her career in gymnastics, she began her life as a schoolteacher at the Tom Matsumoto Elementary School.
Her later career roles in life include working as a staff assistant for the Presidential Student Correspondence Office of the White House and also in the Treasury Department in the role of General Counsel.
In the year 2005, Strug was appointed by the president to the Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice Department Office. She also appeared in several television commercials in the year 2008.
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