The Magnificent Seven gymnasts took the most awesome reunion photo
The most epic year for gymnastics was no doubt the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, when the U.S. women’s team — known as the Magnificent Seven — took home the gold medal in team all-around for the first time ever.
The team was made up of the most badass group of young women we had ever seen. Shannon Miller, Kerri Strug, Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps and Amy Chow were all beyond phenomenal.
But it was Strug’s unbelievable, almost miraculous, landing that won over the hearts of the entire country.
After the landing on her first attempt on the vault caused her to severely injure her ankle, she needed to go one more time for any chance of winning gold. So she did, and landed it — winning gold for her team and the entire United States of America.
So yeah, badass.
Exactly 20 years later, the Magnificent Seven reunited yesterday for one epic photo. The team got together to celebrate the anniversary of winning gold, but also to support the newest generation of gymnasts hoping to win gold.
Miller posted the photo on Instagram, along with their original team photo — and it’s perfect.
“20 Years ago today I had the honor to compete with these amazing ladies and help bring home gold for our country,” Miller wrote. “And in just days we’ll have the opportunity to cheer on another generation of gymnastics greats!! Go #teamusa #20yrs #magnificent7 (link in bio)”