Congratulations to this year’s women’s gymnastics team gold medalists - TEAM USA! The National Archives remembers the Gold Medalists from 1996 in this photo with President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary, and Chelsea. Perhaps the Archives will soon hold a photo of this year’s gold medalists with President Obama, First Lady Michelle, and family?
A look back at the last US team to win gold in women’s gymnastics!
The National Archives holds Federal records, so we don’t have any pictures of this year’s gold-medal winning gymnasts (but if they visit the White House when they come home, we will eventually have those records). Instead, here’s a Presidential photograph from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library from 1996, the last time the American team won gold in women’s gymnastics: President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton pose for a photo with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team in the Blue Room, August 7, 1996. (Photographer: Bob McNeely)
Who is your favorite gymnast of the 2012 Fab Five?