Game: 1996 Olympics
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Doing it for your country always means more, which is why Strug's gymnastic performance is so special. After injuring her ankle on a botched vault attempt, Strug needed one more successful vault to mathematically clinch the gold for her team. Even though she limped to the runway for her second attempt, her vault was nearly faultless—it earned a 9.712 score from the judges, clinching the gold for Team USA.