Magnificent Seven
Atlanta 1996



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The Magnificent Seven. Left to right: Amanda Borden, Dominique Dawes, Amy Chow,
Jaycie Phelps, Dominique Moceanu, Kerri Strug, and Shannon Miller.
Image  1996 T. Heil.

Amanda Borden Amy Chow Dominique Dawes Shannon Miller Dominique Moceanu Jaycie Phelps Kerri Strug



Amanda Borden
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Height/Weight: 5 ft, 3 in., 108 lbs.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Parents: Doug and Patty Borden
Sibling: Bryan, 22
Club: Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
Coach: Mary Lee Tracy
Began Gymnastics: 1984
Personal Quote: "I'm outgoing," says team captain Amanda Borden. "I like to liven things up and make people happy."
Links: The Amanda Borden Web Site, The Amanda Borden Page

Amy Chow
Birthdate: May 15, 1978
Height/Weight: 5 ft, 1 in., 90 lbs.
Hometown: San Jose, California
Parents: Nelson and Susan Chow
Sibling: Kevin, 16
Club: West Valley Gymnastics School
Coaches: Mark Young, Diane Amos
Began Gymnastics: 1981
Personal Quote: "I really just hoped to make the finals," says Amy Chow. "Winning the [silver] medal was just...extra."
Links: The Amy Chow Fan Page

Dominique Dawes
Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Height/Weight: 5 ft., 2 1/2 in., 110 lbs.
Hometown: Silver Springs/Takoma Park, Maryland
Parents: Don and Loretta Dawes
Siblings: Danielle, 23, and Don, 13
Club: Hill's Gymnastics
Coach: Kelli Hill
Began Gymnastics: 1983
Personal Quote: "Like at any other meet, I was trying to stay confident. I was telling myself it was like practice, and to just perform. Performance was the main factor in my routines, because if I performed well, then everything else would go smoothly."
Links: Dominique Dawes Dot.Com

Shannon Miller
Birthdate: March 10, 1977
Height/Weight: 5 ft, 97 lbs.
Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
Parents: Ron and Claudia Miller
Siblings: Tessa, 21, and Troy, 15
Club: Dynamo Gymnastics
Coaches: Steve Nunno, Peggy Liddick
Began Gymnastics: 1983
Personal Quote: "Competing is my favorite part of gymnastics. I just love being out there. I love the challenge."
Links: Glenn's Shannon Miller Page

Dominique Moceanu
Birthdate: September 30, 1981
Height/Weight: 4 ft, 6-1/2 in, 75 lbs.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Parents: Dimitry and Camelia Moceanu
Sibling: Christina, 7
Club: Karolyi's Gymnastics
Coaches: Bela and Marta Karolyi
Began Gymnastics: 1985
Personal Quote: "This is the biggest Games in history, and we did it. It's really too hard to explain in words."
Links: The Dominique Moceanu Homepage

Jaycie Phelps
Birthdate: September 26, 1979
Height/Weight: 5 ft, 97 lbs.
Hometown: Greenfield, Indiana
Parents:Jack and Cheryl Phelps
Sibling: Dennis, 20
Club: Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
Coach: Mary Lee Tracy
Began Gymnastics: 1983
Personal Quote: "For a while I lost confidence in my ability to do it. But now it's back and I love it."
Links: Jaycie Online, Jaycie Phelps and Amanda Borden Homepage

Kerri Strug
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Height/Weight: 4 ft, 9 in, 87 lbs.
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Parents: Burt and Melanie Strug
Siblings: Lisa, 27, and Kevin, 23
Club: Karolyi's Gymnastics
Coaches: Bela and Marta Karolyi
Began Gymnastics: 1982
Personal Quote: "I had mixed emotions. I was so ecstatic that we won the gold, but at the same time it was hard because my injury prevented me from achieving my personal goal of competing in the all-arounds and individuals."
Links: Official Kerri Strug Site,The Kerri Strug Page


1996 Gold Medal Winning Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team


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