Aug 03 2012
They were hailed as the Magnificent Seven, the U.S. womenís gymnastics team that won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. And their heroine was Kerri Strug, who sealed the triumph with a gutsy vault on an ankle so badly injured she had to hop just to stay upright. Tuesday at the London Olympics, Americaís current generation of female gymnasts staged its own display of grit. And it was a tour de force, with the U.S. women winning the prestigious team gold for the first time in 16 years and only the second time in Olympic history. It wasnít even close. The Americans opened with a jaw-dropping performance on the vault and never trailed, finishing with 183.596 points to relegate the imploding Russians to silver (178.530) and Romania (176.414) to bronze.
The female gymnasts of the past have gone on to be notably attractive chicks – Some date Brady Quinn, others go on to various modeling/photography gigs. The question is; who’s going to be the noisemaker from this year’s Olympics. Who’s your favorite female Olympian?
Hit the jump to see the five and make your pick…(Try and ignore the fact that these chicks are like 15 and 16… Eek)
Maroney for the win! With ease…
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