United States gymnast Kerri Strug is carried from the medal stand by coach Bela Karolyi after the United States' women's team was awarded the team gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Strug, who assured the American win on her vault routine, only to hurt her ankle, was sent to a hospital after the medals ceremony. Photo by Erich Schlegel / Dallas Morning News

Erich Schlegel / Dallas Morning News

Her unforgettable vault to help Team USA win the 1996 Atlanta Olympics gold medal is likely to be prominently replayed for another 50 years. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.