Jewish Journal

Different Kind of Ring

by Jeremy Fine

April 28, 2010 | 10:51 pm

Today is a TGR first. Today’s story is about gymnastics. Actually, a gymnast many of you may remember. Kerri Strug was an Olympic gold medalist in 1996. Many of you may remember her remarkable moment on the Vault with a sprained ankle. America went on to win the gold and Strug’s Vault performance was a key element in their victory. With that moment Strug captured the hearts of Americans everywhere, especially Jewish Americans.

The reason I have chosen today to write about Strug is because the cover story of Yahoo.com was about her. But it had little to do with her 1996 performance rather it was about her recent marriage. Maybe its not a “Sports” story but its good to know where our Jewish athletic heroes are today. Strug married Robert Fischer (with that name there is a decent chance it was an intra-marriage) in Tuscon, Arizona. “Strug, who lives in Washington D.C. and works for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, met her husband through mutual friends. She admits that growing up, her life was so geared towards gymnastics that she didn’t date much.” -Yahoo.com

You can learn more about Strug at her website www.strug.org. She spends most of her free time working with various charities that you can learn about on her website. Best of luck to Strug and thanks for ‘96.

On a completely different note in honor of The Great Rabbino’s new relationship with JewishMajorLeaguers.org we are giving away a free TGR baseball Tshirt from www.thegreatrabbino.com. Tell us why you deserve a free shirt at info@thegreatrabbino.com. Best reason (funniest reason) and you win!  Check out the TShirts at www.thegreatrabbino.com!!

And Let Us Say…Amen.
-Jeremy Fine
For more information on anything Jewish in sports check out www.TheGreatRabbino.com.

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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