Where Are They Now: The 1996 US Gymnastics Team

Everything you need to know about the legendary first American team to win the Olympic gymnastics team gold. posted on

1. The Magnificent Seven then:

5. The Magnificent 7 now:

(minus Dominique Dawes)

7. Amy Chow then: 18-years-old

Amy was the first Asian-American woman to win a medal in Olympic gymnastics.

8. Amy Chow now: 34-years-old

Amy was one of only two gymnasts (Dominique Dawes was the other) from the 1996 team to qualify for the 2000 games. The US came in 4th in those games, but in 2010 was awarded the bronze medal after it was discovered the Chinese had lied about one of their gymnast’s age.

Amy graduated from Stanford in 2002, and Stanford medical school im 2007.

She currently has her own medical practice as a pediatrician in Northern California.

9. Amanda Borden then:

She was the captain of the team.

10. Amanda Borden now: 35-years-old

Amanda opened her own gymnastics gym in Tempe, Arizona in May 2004.

12. Dominique Dawes then: 19-years-old

She is the first black person of any nationality to win Olympic gold in gymnastics.

14. Dominique Dawes now: 35-years-old

In 2010, Dominique was nominated to President Obama’s council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Just chillin’ with Venus Williams and Michelle Obama.

16. Shannon Miller then: 19-years-old

Shannon has won 16 World Championships and Olympic medals between 1991 and 1996, making her the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history.

17. Shannon Miller now: 35-years-old

In 2011, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

She currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida where she runs her own company, the Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women.

20. Dominique Moceanu then: 15-years-old

She was the youngest member of the team.

22. Dominique Moceanu now: 30-years-old

In 1998, Dominique filed for emancipation from her parents in order to take control of the money she made from being a gymnast. She said her parents were also controlling and physically abusive.

Dominique graduated in May 2009 with a business management degree from John Carroll University in Ohio.

She has written 4 children’s books, all of which were released this year.

Via http://Dove

Earlier this year, Dominique revealed that she had a younger sister that was given up for adoption because she had no legs. Her father wanted an Olympic gymnast.

24. Jaycie Phillips then: 17-years-old

25. Jaycie Phelps now: 32-years-old

Jaycie runs her own gym in Indiana called the Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center.

26. Keri Strug then: 19-years-old

Reuters

Kerri is best known for completing her vault after injuring her ankle securing the gold medal for the US.

27. Kerri Strug now: 34-years-old

ROB SCHUMACHER / Reuters

Kerri and her 3-month-old son Tyler Fischer live in Tucson, Arizona. Now 34, married, and with a newborn son, Strug says that sixteen years after she aggravated an injury to win a team gold for the United States, there are things more important than medals.

28. And here’s a bonus shot with Bill Clinton:

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