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Posted on Jul 27, 2016

Here's What The 1996 Women's Gymnastics Team Looks Like Now

Spoiler: They still look like LEGENDARY GOLD MEDALISTS.

Here's Dominique Moceanu in 1996:

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At 15 years old, she was the youngest member of the Magnificent Seven. She qualified for the Olympic Trials in 2000, but couldn't participate due to a knee injury.

Here's Dominique Moceanu now:

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Dominique has published several children's books about gymnastics as well as a personal memoir. Shortly after her Olympic career, she filed for emancipation from her parents, alleging physical and emotional abuse.

In 2012, she revealed that she had a sister who was given up for adoption by her parents because she had no legs, and could therefore never be an Olympic gymnast.

Here's Dominique Dawes in 1996:

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"Awesome Dawesome," who was 19 years old at the time of the '96 Olympics, was the first black athlete of any nationality or gender to win a gold medal in gymnastics.

Here's Dominique Dawes now:

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Dawes appeared in music videos in the mid-'00s for Prince ("Betcha By Golly Wow") and Missy Elliot ("We Run This"), and appeared on Broadway in Grease.

In 2010, President Obama appointed Dawes to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, where she acts as co-chair along with Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Here's Shannon Miller in 1996:

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Miller ended up with 16 total medals during her career in the OIympics and World Championships, including two gold medals in 1996.

Here's Shannon Miller now:

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Miller graduated with a law degree from Boston College, but opted not to take the bar exam. She wrote a memoir about her fight against ovarian cancer in 2011, and is now married with two children and a clean bill of health.

Here's Amy Chow in 1996:


In addition to the team gold, Chow also earned a silver medal in the uneven bars.

Here's Amy Chow now:

Chow went on to compete in Sydney in 2000, where the U.S. team retroactively earned a bronze medal after the Chinese team was stripped of its medal in 2010 for falsifying the age of one of its members. Chow went on to complete medical school and now works as a pediatrician in California.

Here's Amanda Borden in 1996:

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Borden, who was 19 at the time of the Atlanta games, was the captain of that year's team.

Here's Amanda Borden today:

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Borden currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she opened her own gym to coach future gymnastic athletes.

Here's Jaycie Phelps in 1996:


The 1996 games were Phelps' first and only Olympics, as she failed to qualify in 2000 in part due to a knee injury.

Here's Jaycie Phelps today:

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Phelps, like Borden, also opened up her own gym. You can visit the Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center in Phelps' home town of Greenfield, Indiana.

Here's Kerri Strug in 1996:

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Strug became an Olympic hero after performing a vault with an injured ankle, helping secure the gold medal for the US team.

Here's Kerri Strug now:

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Strug worked as an elementary teacher for a short time before moving to Washington, DC, and starting a career in the public sector. She has since worked in the Treasury Department and the Justice Department.

Strug now lives in Tuscon, Arizona, and is married with two children.

Lil' BB Magnificent Seven:

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Grown-up, badass Magnificent Seven:

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