A look back at the last US team to win gold in women’s gymnastics!
The National Archives holds Federal records, so we don’t have any pictures of this year’s gold-medal winning gymnasts (but if they visit the White House when they come home, we will eventually have those records). Instead, here’s a Presidential photograph from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library from 1996, the last time the American team won gold in women’s gymnastics: President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton pose for a photo with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team in the Blue Room, August 7, 1996. (Photographer: Bob McNeely)
Who is your favorite gymnast of the 2012 Fab Five?
1996 USA Gymnastics Magnificent Seven Dominique Dawes, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu and Amy Chow. Not sure why Kerri Strug wasn’t photographed. They will forever be one of my favorite Olympic team! I can’t believe how long it’s been