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Kerri Strug


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.
2 Gave 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.
3 Gave 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.
4 Washington D.C. [April 2010]
5 Her husband is an attorney.
6 Daughter 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.
7 She graduated with a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Sociology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
8 She is the project manager for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington D.C.
9 Actress Julie Davenport is a close family friend.
10 Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
11 Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
12 Graduated from Stanford University with a masters in sociology
13 On 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].
14 Appeared with Mary Lou Retton at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
15 Has an older sister, Lisa & an older brother, Kevin
16 Is an executive assistant at the US Department of the Treasury in Washington DC (August 2004).
17 Is of Russian/Jewish descent.
18 Trained with Béla Károlyi and Marta Karolyi for most of her elite career.
19 Attended UCLA but later transferred to Stanford University.
20 Appeared with her teammates on a Wheaties cereal box following the Atlanta Olympics.
21 Won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics along with teammates Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps, and Amy Chow.
22 Won the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics along with teammates Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal, Betty Okino, Wendy Bruce, and Michelle Campi
23 Earned 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
24 Olympic gold medalist (Atlanta 1996, team)
25 Olympic bronze medalist (Barcelona 1992, team)
26 Member of 2 US Olympic gymnastics teams (1992 & 1996)



Strong Medicine 2004 TV Series Christy Perry
Clueless 1997 TV Series Kerri
Touched by an Angel 1997 TV Series Nicole Rich
Beverly Hills, 90210 1996 TV Series Kerri Strug



Sfide 2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2007-2016 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 2008 TV Series Herself
This Week 2006 TV Series Herself
Anything to Win 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Trading Spaces 2004 TV Series Herself
Women of the Games: Going for the Gold on E! 2002 TV Special Herself
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 1999-2000 TV Series Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Herself
King of the Hill 1998 TV Series Herself
MADtv 1997 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1997 TV Series Herself
Microage Fiesta Bowl Parade 1996 TV Special Herself
Saturday Night Live 1996 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996 TV Series Herself
Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad 1996 TV Mini-Series Herself
Kim: Vertically Challenged 1994 Video documentary Narrator
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad 1992 TV Mini-Series Herself

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Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan 2003 TV Special Herself (uncredited)

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