Women's Olympic Team on the cover of Sports Illustrated
posted on 07/18/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2012— 2012 U.S. Olympic Team members Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center, Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics, and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA, grace the cover of the 2012 Olympic Games Preview issue of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands today.

This is the first Sports Illustrated cover featuring the entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and the first for any U.S. gymnast since Kerri Strug made the Dec. 18, 1996, Year in Pictures issue. Since the Oct. 5, 1964 issue, which featured Marie Walther, U.S. gymnasts have graced the Sports Illustrated cover six times, including two with Mary Lou Retton in 1984.

 


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