The first Kerri Strug appearance on the international gymnastics scene was at the young age of 14, making her the youngest member of the US bronze medal-winning team at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
At the 1993 Nationals, Kerri placed third in the all-around, second on the uneven bars, and third on floor exercise. She was also a member of the US team that bagged the bronze medal at the 1995 World Championships. Strug’s stellar performance at the 1996 American Cup was considered her best, placing first in the all-around, floor exercise, and balance beam, while coming in second on uneven bars and vault.
**Kerri Strug Speaker**
Shortly after her Olympic success, Strug announced her retirement and enrolled in UCLA. As a professional, she could not compete in the NCAA, so she worked as team manager instead. She later transferred to Stanford University where she earned a graduate degree in Sociology. After graduation, Strug worked as an elementary school teacher in San Francisco before moving to Washington, DC in 2003. She also worked as a staff assistant with the US Office of Presidential Student Correspondence then moved to a job at the Office of the General Counsel in the Treasury Department. In 2005, she joined the Department of Justice as a special advisor to the administrator. Not only that, Strug served as a spokesperson for the Special Olympics and the Children’s Miracle Network. She has also participated in projects with DARE, Pediatric AIDS, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Childhelp. The Women’s Sports Foundation presented Strug with the Reebok/Lady FootLocker Giving Back Award in recognition of her community efforts. All these Kerri Strug speaker experiences mean she will know how to address your audience at your next corporate function, as well as inspire and motivate them.
**Kerri Strug Appearance**
Following their Olympic success, Strug and her teammates have appeared on many television talk shows. There was also a Kerri Strug appearance on the television series 90210 and in Sports Illustrated. From time to time, Strug makes appearances at special events like the Ice Capades and Disney’s World on Ice, and of course, she is a regular at gymnastic clinics. Her famous performance at the 1996 Olympics, despite an injured ankle, clinched the gold medal, making her a popular face across the country. This moment – perhaps the most memorable of the 1996 Olympic Games – will make a Kerri Strug appearance an unforgettable event with a national hero.
**Kerri Strug Endorsement**
Aside from endorsing well-known brands such as Wheaties, Strug also gets involved in charities such as March of Dimes, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The American Heart Association, and Lupus Foundation of America. Strug has also been an active marathon runner. From promoting good health to supporting worthwhile causes, this National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductee continues to inspire youth. Her life story and heroic achievements endear her to everyone, and having the girl who clinched Gold despite an injury will make a Kerri Strug endorsement of your company a powerful testament to the quality of your products and services.
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