Kerri Allyson Strug is a retired American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona, United States. She was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the victorious all-around women’s gymnastics team that represented the U.S. at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She performed the vault that clinched the gold for the U.S. team despite having injured her ankle. In 2000, Strug was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Strug worked as a staff assistant with the White House Office of Presidential Student Correspondence, moved to a job at the General Counsel in the Treasury Department, and in March 2005, she joined the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention staff as a presidential appointee. She has also competed in marathons in Houston, New York, Boston and Chicago.
During the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Kerri Strug was a correspondent for Yahoo! in artistic gymnastics. She appeared in a television commercial for the Zaxby’s restaurant chain in 2008. Also in 2008, Strug’s history-making ordeal at the 1996 Olympic Games was featured in a commercial, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman for the “Go World” campaign.
Where Is Kerri Strug Now?
Kerri Allyson Strug reportedly splits her time between Washington, D.C., and her home state of Arizona.