Today marks sixteen years exactly since the Magnificent Seven won the first-ever team gold medal in women’s gymnastics for the American squad. No United States team had ever placed first before 1996, and no team has won gold since these seven girls took Atlanta by storm and Kerri Strug landed the vault heard ‘round the world.
Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and of course Kerri Strug, have all come a long way since their gold medal days. Among them they are mothers and doctors; one is a cancer survivor, and many are still involved in the sport of gymnastics today. They were a unit so many fans can be proud of; their accomplishments hold solid even generations beyond their competitive years.
Happy anniversary, Mag7! You’re an inspiration to us all!
“Every Four Years” - video shown at the 2012 Olympic Trials with Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson and Shannon Miller
i loooved this. LOL,i videotaped it on my camera. a video of a video. baha. and i love how they showed Shannon at 00 Trials because there is no footage of her at the 1996 Trials,lol.
so i’m super stoked for Trials in 3 weeks and i feel like such a geek because i’ve met a lot of my gymnastics heroes at gym comps throughout the years(Shannon,Nadia,Bart,Carly,Mary Lou etc) but now i really hope they have autograph booths set up for girls like Nastia,Shawn,Aly,Jordyn,Gabby,McKayla,Alicia,Bridget…the only dilemma is….i’m older than all of these girls lol. and i know i’ll feel sorta lame waiting to meet them… BUT i will do it. thankfully i have a very young face so we all look about the same age(i just turned 29 but got mistaken for 16 the week before that,lol) so they won’t ever know and i just admire them so much.i get super starstruck too,like i don’t know what to say other than hi & thank you and i smile like a freak. the funny thing is i’m not shy AT ALL,i talk for days to most ppl and definitely speak my mind regularly and i’m just rambling now but dhfakfhah Nats was a great comp all in all and i haven’t been to a live gymnastics competition in awhile and I CANT WAIT. my fellow gym fans understand right? haha ;D
1 white frilly scrunchie.
TOP 20 BEAMS
20. SHANNON MILLER 1993 mcdonald’s american’s cup
god I love her and the 90’s :)
Favorite US leos of the last four Olympics
whyyy were the 1996 Olympics SO PERFECT?! even the heartbreak was perfect! sigh,there will never be another like it.