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Olympian Kerri Strug Welcomes Second Child

Olympian Kerri Strug Welcomes Second Child

Originally posted 07/10/2014 05:30PM

The former gymnast is a new mom to daughter Alayna Madaleine, born June 26

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Kerri Strug Shares London Photo Diary (and a New Shot of Baby Tyler!) | Kerri Strug

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Kerri Strug Blogs About Sightseeing in London: PHOTOS

Originally posted 08/07/2012 03:15PM

In 1996, gymnast Kerri Strug vaulted into history. The anchor for Team USA at the Atlanta Olympics, she competed on an injured ankle to help secure women's gymnastics their first-ever team gold medal – and Tuesday, she watched this year's 'Fab Five' win the second team gold.

The now married mom of one is a spokesperson for Hilton HHonors's Support the Dream program, which allows fans to connect with Olympians. "Since I know how much the support of the fans means to the athletes, it's great to be part of a program where fans can send good luck messages to Team USA," says Strug, 34. While at the Games with her husband, Robert Fischer III, the Olympic gold medalist is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her experiences in London.


Before we arrived in London, I was a little anxious thinking about the crowds and the logistics of getting across the city. It is always wonderful to see so many fans from around the world travel to cheer on athletes in the Olympic Games, but sometimes you worry about how all these fans will get to and from events safely.

Thankfully the fans have managed to make it to events with the help of the staff here in London. All over the city and at every event, we have found helpful, cheerful, and energetic staff helping the crowds.

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Kerri Strug Blogs: Gabby Douglas Won by Staying 'Relaxed and Calm'

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Kerri Strug Blogs: Gabby Douglas Won by Staying 'Relaxed and Calm'

Originally posted 08/03/2012 01:25PM

In 1996, gymnast Kerri Strug vaulted into history. The anchor for Team USA at the Atlanta Olympics, she competed on an injured ankle to help secure women's gymnastics their first-ever team gold medal – and Tuesday, she watched this year's 'Fab Five' win the second team gold. The now married mom of one is a spokesperson for Hilton HHonors's Support the Dream program, which allows fans to connect with Olympians. "Since I know how much the support of the fans means to the athletes, it's great to be part of a program where fans can send good luck messages to Team USA," says Strug, 34. While at the Games with her husband, Robert Fischer III, the Olympic gold medalist is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her experiences in London.

It's definitely been an unforgettable Olympic Games so far for U.S. Women's Gymnastics. Gabby and Aly both looked focused and ready for the competition as they entered the arena, and just like the team finals, they got off to a great start on the vault.

In the women's all-around, momentum and confidence are key to success, so starting on the vault was definitely beneficial to the girls since this is one of their best events.

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Former Olympic Gymnast Kerri Strug Blogs: Fab Five Win 'Was a True Team Effort'

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Kerri Strug: The Fab Five Win 'Was a True Team Effort'

Originally posted 08/01/2012 12:20PM

In 1996, gymnast Kerri Strug vaulted into history. The anchor for Team USA at the Atlanta Olympics, she competed on an injured ankle to help secure women's gymnastics their first-ever team gold medal – and Tuesday, she watched this year's 'Fab Five' win the second team gold. The now married mom of one is a spokesperson for Hilton HHonors's Support the Dream program, which allows fans to connect with Olympians. "Since I know how much the support of the fans means to the athletes, it's great to be part of a program where fans can send good luck messages to Team USA," says Strug, 34. While at the Games with her husband, Robert Fischer III, the Olympic gold medalist will blog for PEOPLE.com about her experiences in London.

I was thrilled to be in the stands to cheer on Team USA to a gold medal at the Women's Gymnastics Team finals. It brought back so many memories from the 1996 Atlanta Games. Congrats to all the members of Team USA and their families. We are all proud of you and proud to be Americans.

As I entered the North Greenwich Arena, I had butterflies in my stomach. This year's team is so mentally and physically strong, I knew they had what it would take to bring home Gold in the team competition.

My husband Robert and I had a great view from our seats and the arena was full of fans from every country, waving with flags and supporting their home team. Team USA started on the vault, their best event, and the first rotation set the tempo for the rest of the night.

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