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Kerri Strug

Biography

American gymnast who earned the 1996 Olympic team precious metal in gymnastics, despite creating a sprained ankle. She also earned a bronze in 1992. She was educated by Bela Karolyi after getting inspired by her old sister. She was an associate of the Wonderful Seven women’s gymnastics group. This year 2010, she wedded Robert Fischer. Her boy, Tyler William Fischer, was created on March 1, 2012. She educated with Shannon Miller.

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Full Name Kerri Strug
Date Of Birth November 19, 1977
Place Of Birth Tucson, AZ
Height 1.41 m
Weight 37 kg
Profession Gymnast
Education Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Spouse Robert Fischer
Children Tyler William Fischer
Parents Melanie Strug, Burt Strug
Siblings Lisa Strug, Kevin Strug
Awards Outstanding Performance Under Pressure ESPY Award
Star Sign Scorpio

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1(April 25, 2010) Married her longtime boyfriend Robert Fischer following a 2-month-long engagement.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son Tyler William Fischer on March 1, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Robert Fischer.
3Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a daughter Alayna Madaleine Fischer on June 26, 2014 at 8:08 a.m., weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz and measured 19.25 inches long. Child's father is her husband, Robert Fischer.
4Washington D.C. [April 2010]
5Her husband is an attorney.
6Daughter of Melanie B. Strug and Dr. Burt Strug of Tucson, Arizona. Daughter-in-law of Mary M. Fischer and Robert William Fischer II of Manhattan Beach, California.
7She graduated with a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Sociology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
8She is the project manager for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington D.C.
9Actress Julie Davenport is a close family friend.
10Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
11Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
12Graduated from Stanford University with a masters in sociology
13On 23 July 1996 at the Olympic Games, Strug performed her 2nd vault on a sprained ankle with tendon damage, which occurred upon landing during her first attempt, helping the US team win the gold medal. "Vaulting Into History" was ranked #6 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". [17 July 2005 issue].
14Appeared with Mary Lou Retton at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
15Has an older sister, Lisa & an older brother, Kevin
16Is an executive assistant at the US Department of the Treasury in Washington DC (August 2004).
17Is of Russian/Jewish descent.
18Trained with Béla Károlyi and Marta Karolyi for most of her elite career.
19Attended UCLA but later transferred to Stanford University.
20Appeared with her teammates on a Wheaties cereal box following the Atlanta Olympics.
21Won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics along with teammates Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps, and Amy Chow.
22Won the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics along with teammates Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal, Betty Okino, Wendy Bruce, and Michelle Campi
23Earned nationwide stardom with her heroic vaulting efforts at the 1996 Olympics, where she competed with an injured ankle and helped her team win the first ever US team gold
24Olympic gold medalist (Atlanta 1996, team)
25Olympic bronze medalist (Barcelona 1992, team)
26Member of 2 US Olympic gymnastics teams (1992 & 1996)


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strong Medicine2004TV SeriesChristy Perry
Clueless1997TV SeriesKerri
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesNicole Rich
Beverly Hills, 902101996TV SeriesKerri Strug

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sfide2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show2008TV SeriesHerself
This Week2006TV SeriesHerself
Anything to Win2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Trading Spaces2004TV SeriesHerself
Women of the Games: Going for the Gold on E!2002TV SpecialHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares1999-2000TV SeriesHerself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHerself
King of the Hill1998TV SeriesHerself
MADtv1997TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1997TV SeriesHerself
Microage Fiesta Bowl Parade1996TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live1996TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHerself
Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad1996TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Kim: Vertically Challenged1994Video documentaryNarrator
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad1992TV Mini-SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan2003TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)

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