Kerri Strug Biography

Kerri Strug is an American retired gymnast. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: November 19, 1977

Nationality: American

Famous: Gymnasts American Women

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: Kerri Allyson Strug Fischer

Born in: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Famous as: Gymnast

Height: 1.41 m


Spouse/Ex-: Robert Fischer (husband)

father: Burt

mother: Melanie

siblings: Lisa (older sister) and Kevin

children: Tyler William Fischer

U.S. State: Arizona

City: Tucson, Arizona

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education: Green Fields Country Day School, UCLA, Stanford University

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Kerri Strug is an American retired gymnast who was a member of the women's gymnastics team ‘Magnificent Seven’ that represented USA at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and won the gold medal. She is best known for executing the vault despite an ankle injury and for being carried to the platform by her then-coach, Béla Károlyi. She was the winner of the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics as well. Besides gymnastics, Strug has also worked at the White House Office of Presidential Student Correspondence as a staff assist. She was a presidential appointee at Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The American gymnast, who served as a correspondent for Yahoo! in the 2004 Summer Olympics, has also worked as a school teacher. Strug has been a marathon runner as well, having participated in marathons in New York, Boston, Houston and Chicago. The multi-faceted personality has appeared in a handful of TV commercials too!

  • At the age of three, Kerri Strug starting training in gymnastics and began competing in the sports at the age of eight. She eventually joined the United States National Team and in 1992, her team won the bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics. In a 1994 event, she suffered from a bad injury that required extensive rehabilitation. After this, she became a part of the bronze medal-winning US team at the 1995 World Championships and ranked 7th in the AA (All-Around competition).
  • Strug then became a part of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ US team for the 1996 Olympics and won a team gold medal at the event. Her performance in the final vault at the Olympics made her a national sports hero and she got featured in several television talk shows later on. Strug also got the opportunity to visit the then-President Bill Clinton.
  • After retiring from gymnastics, she joined the Tom Matsumoto Elementary School and started teaching there. She then served at the White House Office of Presidential Student Correspondence as a staff assistant and later on worked at General Counsel in the Treasury Department. In March 2005, Strug became a presidential appointee at Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention department office. Previously, she had also served as a Yahoo! correspondent at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In the year 2008, the American former gymnast appeared in a few commercials.
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Personal Life
  • Kerri Strug was born as Kerri Allyson Strug on November 19, 1977, in Tucson, Arizona. She has an older sister, Lisa, as well as an older brother, Kevin. She studied at Green Fields Country Day School and then enrolled at UCLA. She later transferred to the Stanford University and earned her bachelor's degree as well as master's degree from there.
  • On April 25, 2010, Strug got married to attorney Robert Fischer in Tucson, Arizona. On March 1, 2012, she gave birth to a son, Tyler William Fischer. Then in 2014, the couple had another child, a daughter, Alayna Madaleine.
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