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Still Beaming Success has followed the only U.S. women's gymnastics team to win Olympic gold, at the '96 Atlanta Games

July 12, 2004
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Still Beaming Success has followed the only U.S. women's gymnastics team to win Olympic gold, at the '96 Atlanta Games

Compiled By Jaime Lowe

DOMINIQUE DAWES 27

This is an article from the July 12, 2004 issue Original Layout

THEN: Second-highest U.S. all-around score in team competition.
Bronze in floor made her the first African-American to win
individual event medal in gymnastics.

NOW: Has worked as a musical actress on Broadway and in music
videos. In January becomes president of Women's Sports
Foundation's board of trustees.

DOMINIQUE MOCEANU 22

THEN: Finished 11th in all-around of team competition but did not
compete in all-around final because she was fourth among
Americans. (Only three advance per country.) Also just missed
winning an individual bronze in floor, finishing fourth.

NOW: Majoring in business marketing at the University of Akron.

KERRI STRUG 26

THEN: Became an Olympic icon when she stuck the landing of her
near-perfect second vault despite torn ligaments in her left
ankle. Coach Bela Karolyi carried her to the podium for the
medals ceremony.

NOW: Lives in Washington, D.C., and is executive assistant to the
general counsel of the Treasury Department.

AMY CHOW 26

THEN: Contributed to team gold in two events, then went on to win
silver medal in the uneven bars with a double twisting double
back salto dismount, a move no other competitor even attempted.

NOW: Second-year medical student at Stanford. Still coaches
gymnastics part time but now competes in the pole vault.

JAYCIE PHELPS 24

THEN: Led off rotations for the U.S. during team competition and
finished 17th in the all-around but, like Moceanu, did not
compete in all-around final.

NOW: Coaches gymnastics in Colorado Springs and is engaged to
men's Olympic team member Brett McClure. Their wedding date is
Feb. 10, 2005.

AMANDA BORDEN 27

THEN: U.S. captain competed in two events during team
competition, finishing fourth among Americans in floor and fifth
on the squad in beam.

NOW: Owns and operates Gold Medal Gymnastics Academy in Tempe,
Ariz. Six members of the Magnificent Seven were reunited at its
grand opening in May.

SHANNON MILLER 27

THEN: Top-scoring American in team competition, with the
second-highest all-around point total. Won individual gold in the
balance beam.

NOW: Attending Boston College Law School, where she plans to
enroll in a JD-MBA dual-degree program. Will be a commentator for
NBC in Athens.

B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER IOOSS JR.FOUR COLOR PHOTOS: KRIS OLTMANNSCOLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF AMANDA BORDENCOLOR PHOTO: KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGESCOLOR PHOTO: MARK MAINEZ/GETTY IMAGES