History has been made yet once again, now that Gabby Douglas has won Olympic Gold in the London 2012 Summer Olympics for herself, her team, and the USA.
From CBS Evening News, read:
Olympic champion Gabby Douglas a hometown hero to aspiring gymnasts
Did you notice that I wrote “History has been made yet once again” in my opening? I did so because I am reminded of the Magnificent Seven from the 1996 games. What? You don’t know? Well, read this:
1996 US gymnastics team: Where are they now?
American Olympian gymnast Kerri Strug “was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the victorious all-around women’s gymnastics team that represented the United States at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, and is best remembered for performing the vault despite having injured her ankle” and then having to be carried to the podium to be awarded her gold medal.
ref: Kerri Strug, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here, click on over to talkingNYsports.com and take a look at Dramatic Gymnastic Patriotism from where you can play the video clip of the legendary 1996 Olympic gymnastic performance of Kerri Strug, her “vault and the medals that followed.”
Yes, indeed, Kerri Strug is a true American and a real Jewish Olympian Legend.
Kerri Strug: Olympic Gold and Jewish Journey, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, September 20, 2006.