Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Alexandra Rose Raisman

Meet the newest gymnast to appear on Dancing with the Stars...
Just 18 years old, Aly Raisman captained the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team to its first team gold medal since the 1996 Olympic Games.
Aly appeared last season with the rest of the Fierce Five, backing up returning champion Shawn Johnson.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Amanda Kathleen Borden (Cochran)

The final member of 1996's Magnificent Seven gold-medal squad...
...Amanda is still active, both running her own gym in Tempe, Arizona, and doing commentator duties for CBS, Fox, and ESPN.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fab or Fierce Five?

There's a bit of controversy about the gold-medal winning team...
Are they the hard-as-nails, rough-and-tumble gym gang known as the "Fierce Five"?
...are they the cute-as-puppies and kittens gymnast ensemble known as the "Fab Five"?
 Personally, I'm leaning towards "bad girls"...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Shannon Lee Miller (Phillips / Falconetti)

Captain of the 1996 "Magnificent Seven" team...

...Shannon is the most decorated gymnast (male or female) in American sports history with a combined 16 World Championship and Olympic medals.
She was a member of both the 1992 and '96 teams, and tried (but failed) to make the 2000 squad.
Shannon is also an ovarian cancer survivor.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jaycie Phelps

Another member of the 1996 "Magnificent 7" Olympic gymnastics team.
In many ways, the most under-rated of the team because she tends to shun the spotlight.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cathy Rigby...the SECRET Pix!

Are there other risque pix of 1968-1972 Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby?
She posed in a tastefully-done, heavily-filtered nude shot in the August 21, 1972 issue of Sports Illustrated, the only nude photo (except "body paint" shots in swimsuit specials) ever published in SI!
...and that's the only picture from that session that's ever been seen by the public...
Cropped image
...until now!
Check HERE on the 40th Anniversary, August 21, 2012, for details...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Gabrielle Douglas Studio Shots

Promo shots of future Olympian Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas...
 ...who's been nicknamed "the Flying Squirrel" by Martha Karoli.
"I like to become the Flying Squirrel. 
When they say that it makes me happy…I like squirrels, they're so adventurous."
Go for the Gold, Girl!