Gold Medal Moments: Kerri Strug Lands on her Feet at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta





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Published on Jul 10, 2012

Ask just about anybody which gold medal moment they remember best from the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and they'll likely say it was Kerri Strug's famous vault - following a painful ankle injury - that clenched the gold for the U.S. Women's gymnastics team. We've all seen the famous video and photos of legendary coach Bela Karolyi carrying the diminutive Strug up to receive her medal. But few have heard the play-by-play account from their point-of-view. Hear what really happened, including the unusual sequence of events, and the surprising thought that was going through Kerri's head when she accepted her gold medal with her team. Featuring interview clips from athletes Ariel Hsing, April Ross, and 1984 Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton.

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