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Kerri Strug Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Kerri Strug Quick Info
Height 4 ft 7 in
Weight 45 kg
Date of Birth November 19, 1977
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Robert Fischer

Kerri Strug is an American former gymnast who is best known for being an integral member of the Magnificent Seven, the United States’ all-around women’s gymnastics team that had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. She was just 18 years old at that time and had become a national hero after she had managed to successfully land on her second vault, despite having suffered an ankle injury earlier in the day, to secure the medal for her team. She had subsequently collapsed in pain and was carried to the podium by her coach, Béla Károlyi. 4 years earlier, she was a member of the American team that had won the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. At the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, in the team event, she had won the ‘Silver’ medal in 1991 (Indianapolis) and 1994 (Dortmund); and the ‘Bronze’ medal in 1995 (Sabae, Japan).

Born Name

Kerri Allyson Strug

Nick Name

Kerri

Kerri Strug as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2019
Kerri Strug as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2019 (Kerri Strug / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States

Residence

Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Kerri had graduated, in 1995, from the Green Fields Country Day School, a free public charter school in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. After her retirement from professional gymnastics, she had joined the University of California, Los Angeles, a public land-grant research university where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

She had later taken a transfer to Stanford University, a private research university in California where she had earned a master’s degree in sociology.

In the autumn season of 2000, she had also taken part in Semester at Sea, a study-abroad program that was founded in 1963 and has been managed by the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Occupation

Gymnast (Retired)

Kerri Strug with her mother, as seen in May 2019
Kerri Strug with her mother, as seen in May 2019 (Kerri Strug / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Burt Strug (Cardiovascular Surgeon)
  • Mother – Melanie Strug (née Barron)
  • Siblings – Kevin Strug (Older Brother), Lisa Strug (Older Sister)
  • Others – Lawrence H. Strug (Paternal Grandfather), Jenny Salomon (Paternal Grandmother)

Build

Athletic

Height

4 ft 7 in or 139.5 cm

Weight

45 kg or 99 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kerri has dated –

  1. Robert Fischer (2008-Present) – Kerri had started dating attorney Robert Fischer in July 2008 and the couple got married on April 25, 2010, at the Skyline Country Club in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. They have 2 children together – a son named Tyler William Fischer (b. March 1, 2012) and a daughter named Alayna Madaleine (b. 2014).

Kerri Strug with her son Tyler, as seen in March 2019
Kerri Strug with her son Tyler, as seen in March 2019 (Kerri Strug / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Caucasian

She is of Ashkenazi Jewish (Russian, Polish) descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Diminutive frame
  • Center-parted, neck-length hair
  • Affable smile
  • Radiant face

Religion

Judaism

Brand Endorsements

In 1996, Kerri’s image was featured on the boxes of Wheaties, a brand of breakfast cereal manufactured by General Mills.

In 2008, she was featured in a TV commercial for the Zaxby‘s restaurant chain.

Kerri Strug with her role model Mary Lou Retton, as seen in January 2019
Kerri Strug with her role model Mary Lou Retton, as seen in January 2019 (Kerri Strug / Instagram)

Kerri Strug Facts

  1. She is an active marathon runner and has participated in events in Houston, New York, Boston, and Chicago.
  2. After her graduation from Stanford University, she had worked as an elementary school teacher at Tom Matsumoto Elementary School in San Jose.
  3. In 2020, American actress and filmmaker Olivia Wilde had announced that she would be directing a biopic on Kerri’s life, based on the book Landing On My Feet, A Diary Of Dreams.

Featured Image by Kerri Strug / Instagram

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