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Your Favorite '90s Olympians Then And Now

Time flies.

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1. Tara Lipinski (1998)

Olympic highlight: Lipinski won the gold medal in women's singles figure skating at age 15 in 1998.

What she's up to now: Lipinski is now a sports commentator and TV personality, and she's currently running around Rio with figure skater Johnny Weir (the two host a podcast together).

2. Michelle Kwan (1998, 2002)

Olympic highlight: Michelle Kwan won a silver medal at the 1998 Olympics after a tightly contested battle with fellow American Tara Lipinski.

What she's up to now: Kwan is an active media personality and activist heavily involved in campaigning for Hillary Clinton.

3. Jennifer Capriati (1992)

Olympic highlight: Capriati won the gold medal in singles tennis at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

What she's up to now: Capriati is watching the Olympics like the rest of us, and she recently criticized Maria Sharapova for failing a drug test.

4. Elvis Stojko (1994, 1998)

Olympic highlight: Canadian Elvis Stojko won a silver medal in men's singles figure skating in both the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics.

What he's up to now: Stojko performed in the Broadway show Chicago in 2014.


5. Michael Johnson (1992, 1996, 2000)

Olympic highlight: Michael Johnson won four gold medals in sprinting, most notably at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he became the first man to win both the 200-meter and 400-meter dash.

What he's up to now: Like many former Olympians, Johnson is in Rio. He recently said he could beat Usain Bolt in a race if they were both in their prime.

6. Dominique Dawes (1992, 1996, 2000)

Olympic highlight: Dominique Dawes helped the Magnificent Seven win gold, and in doing so became the first black person of any nationality to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.

What she's up to now: Dawes is a motivational speaker and coach, and she was nominated to President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition in 2010.

7. Andre Agassi (1996)

Olympic highlight: Agassi won the gold medal in men's singles tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

What he's up to now: Agassi is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time and is an active philanthropist.

8. Kristi Yamaguchi (1992)

Olympic highlight: Yamaguchi won the gold medal in women's singles ice skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

What she's up to now: Yamaguchi won the sixth season of Dancing With the Stars and has written a series of children's books, among other business and philanthropic endeavors.


10. Kerri Strug (1996)

Olympic highlight: Perhaps the most memorable of the Magnificent Seven, Kerri Strug is remembered for helping win the gold medal by finishing her vault on an injured ankle.

What she's up to now: Strug now works for the US Department of Justice and, like all of us, enthusiastically watched and supported the US women’s gymnastics team this Olympics.

11. Michael Jordan (1984, 1992)

Olympic highlight: Jordan led the Dream Team to gold at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

What he's up to now: Jordan is the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time, and the face of an enduring meme.