In 1996 the U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team won the United States' first women's Olympic team gold medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. The team included Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug. Millions around the world witnessed the U.S. Team's outstanding performance to clinch the team gold medal, outscoring Russia and Romania.

USA Gymnastics celebrated the team's success in Jacksonville for the 2011 AT&T American Cup. Below is a short update on each of the members of the team and what they're up to now - 15 years after their gold medal victory.


AMANDA BORDEN

Where do you live and what do you do for work now?
I live in Phoenix, Ariz., where I own two gymnastics schools Gold Medal Gymnastics. As most people know in this industry, every day is different! I coach our optional levels mostly, along with parent and tot classes (my favorite).

Tell us about your family.
I have an amazing husband, Brad Cochran, who is my biggest supporter and biggest fan, along with our two beautiful children, Kennedy, 3, and Brody, 7 months.

How did winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 shape your life as it is today?
Wow! Winning the gold was an amazing moment that became a springboard into my life! Television work, owning a gym, coaching, etc.


AMY CHOW

Where do you live and what do you do for work now?
I live in the Bay Area and I'm a pediatrician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in the East Bay. I have a general pediatrics practice with a sports medicine focus. I enjoy taking care of children and seeing them grow up and accomplish their goals. After work, I either go diving or hang out with my family and friends.

Tell us about your family.
I was married in July 2010 to Jason Ho, an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser. We recently bought a house, so I am very excited about moving in soon!

Do you stay in contact with the sport of gymnastics? What do you think of the direction of the sport?
I stay in contact with the sport of gymnastics mostly through reading the gymnastics websites and watching gymnastics on TV. My former coaches also keep me updated periodically. I think the overall direction of the sport is positive.

How did winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 shape your life as it is today?
Winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 gave me so many opportunities that I would have never experienced. I look back on it as one the greatest memories in my life, and I am so proud to have accomplished that goal. Today, as a pediatrician, I see many aspiring young athletes, and I admire their desire and motivation. I can only encourage them to have fun and do their best!


DOMINIQUE DAWES

Where do you live and what do you do for work now?
I live in Maryland and work as a co-host for Yahoo! News' Weekend Edition. I do motivational speaking on topics focusing on passion, leadership, teamwork, health, fitness and wellness. I continue to educate individuals at the grassroots level by hosting gymnastics clinics for athletes of all ages, with a focus on fundamentals, goal-setting, and mental toughness. As of July 2010 President Obama appointed me along with Super Bowl winning quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints as co-chairs of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. We are committed to educating and empowering Americans on the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices.

Do you stay in contact with the sport of gymnastics? What do you think of the direction of the sport?
I stay involved in high-level competitive gymnastics by working as an analyst in the media. I traveled to China in 2008 to report on the Beijing Olympics for Yahoo! Sports.

How did winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 shape your life as it is today?
It has opened up many doors for me and provided me with many opportunities and experiences, which have helped me find my next passions in life.


SHANNON MILLER

Where do you live and what do you do for work now?
I reside in Jacksonville and in 2010, I launched my company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women. As a spokesperson for women's health issues and a new mother, my goal is to empower women with the knowledge and education they need to make informed decisions on health and fitness. My website www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com provides professional and interactive user content. In 2011 I launched Shannon Miller's Walk-Fit Program presented by Tom Bush Family of Dealerships in partnership with the City of Jacksonville to help get the community fit. Through my weekly call-in radio show, Shannon Miller Lifestyle presented by St. Vincent's HealthCare on WOKV we focus on creating dialogue with experts to inform and entertain.

Tell us about your family.
I am married to John Falconetti, President of The Drummond Press. We have one son, John Rocco, born in 2009. We're enjoying the excitement of parenthood!

Do you stay in contact with the sport of gymnastics?
I am fortunate that I can continue to be involved with the sport that I love. Whether it's broadcasting, blogging, beam clinics or simply as an advocate and spokesperson for the sport, I think it's important to stay involved and let others know what a wonderful sport gymnastics can be.

How did winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 shape your life as it is today?
I'm not sure if winning the gold medal shaped my life as much as all of the lessons I learned on the journey to win the gold. I learned that hard work pays off. I learned that I always have to set goals, short-term and long-term, to continue to progress. And most of all I learned that you have to love what you do.


DOMINIQUE MOCEANU

Where do you live and what do you do for work now?
I live in Cleveland and run my business Dominique Moceanu Professional Services (www.dominique-moceanu.com/booking/), which is dedicated to speaking and gymnastics-related events along with fitness seminars with my husband, Mike Canales. I'm also doing public speaking, working with charities like Wigs for Kids, and co-authoring a four-part children's book series that Disney Hyperion is set to release in 2012.

Tell us about your family.
My husband and I have a daughter Carmen, who is 3, and a son Vincent, who is 2. Mike works for St. Vincent's Spine & Orthopedic Institute where he's a foot and ankle surgeon.

Do you stay in contact with the sport of gymnastics?
Both of my kids are in gymnastics, my husband loves exploring all aspects of the sport, we traveled to the World Championships in 2009, and we're making a trip to the 2011 World Championships. Mike and I are the official spokespeople for the 2011 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, and we both contribute to International Gymnast magazine.

How did winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 shape your life as it is today?
Obviously, the gold medal in Atlanta changed my life forever, and it changed the landscape of gymnastics in America. Most importantly, the gold medal shaped my life by allowing me to connect with people on a global scale. Fifteen years later, I still have loyal fans who write me stories of encouragement. To inspire people that you've never met is a humbling experience, and that has been the greatest benefit of our victory in Atlanta!


JAYCIE PHELPS

Where do you live and what do you do for work now?
I have my own multi-sport facility, the Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center or JPAC in my hometown of Greenfield, Ind. We have gymnastics, cheer, baseball, softball and soccer right now. A typical day for me is head to the gym in the morning, doing busy work, making phone calls, planning and setting up for the day. We have a gymnastics team program and I coach every day from 4-8 p.m. I am busy, busy, but I'm loving every minute of the new challenge.

Tell us about your family.
I do have a very significant other, Dave Marus. He moved back to Indiana with me and helped get the center started. We are in the business together along with my mom and dad.

Do you stay in contact with the sport of gymnastics?
Starting my own gym and being head team coach, I am very involved with gymnastics. I live it every day and I'm just as passionate about it now as I was before. If not more!

How did winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 shape your life as it is today?
I have always loved gymnastics and put so much into my career and to be able to look back and say, wow all the hard work and dedication, the blood, sweat and tears, the good and the bad — it all paid off in the end. And so many life lessons learned along the way give me the strength and confidence to know I can handle anything I decide to do, as long as I have the same attitude and work ethic.


KERRI STRUG

Where do you live and what do you do for work now?
I live in the Washington, DC and work for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the Department of Justice. I review organizations that receive federal funding and we ensure they spend taxpayer dollars appropriately and make a difference with the high risk youth they serve.

Tell us about your family.
In April 2010, I married Robert Fischer. He graduated from the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law in Arizona and now works as a Prosecutor. We hope to have children in the near future.

Do you stay in contact with the sport of gymnastics?
Yes, I attend several competitions each year and regularly visit gyms, clubs, and camps. I always enjoy any opportunity to promote gymnastics events. The girls today are always pushing the skill level higher and higher.

How did winning the Olympic gold medal in 1996 shape your life as it is today?
Winning the gold medal was the culmination of a lifelong dream and decades of hard work and sacrifice. Although I have enjoyed some remarkable experiences as a gold medal winner, my years of training shaped my life more than anything. I certainly learned that hard work and preparation are keys to success, and wholehearted commitment to my goals taught me everything about myself.


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