Four years later, the 1996 team came out. I was even more excited to love an entire team than just one gymnast! I'd been watching gymnastics throughout the years even before this Olympics and I knew all about the Dominques (Dawes and Moceanu) and Shannon Miller (who was everyone's favorite;) My heart broke when Kerri Strug landed wrong on the vault and Bela had to carry her off.... I felt like I knew these girls; they were ones I wanted to train with, compete with, and just hang out with.
For those of you wondering, it's been twenty years since the first Olympics I remembered. I have been out of gymnastics for a little more than sixteen years... I never made it to the Olympics... but I do "like" Kim Zmeskal's FB page. lol.
How about you?? Do you have any Olympics memories?? Any special athletes stand out to you??