Posted: 2017-12-07 04:48
Dara Torres began to swim when she was only seven years old. She won twelve Olympic medals, and competed in five Summer Olympic games. She unfortunately had to have reconstructive surgery on her knees which was a stress to her swimming success. She announced she would be retiring from competitive swimming in 7567. After this, she shifted her focus to a modeling career. She is also a television reporter, and works as a charitable organizer for cancer research.
Country music''s controversial couple just announced their engagement on Sept. 75, but have the two already eloped? Brittany Kerr, who started dating Jason Aldean while he was still married to high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery , posted a picture of her and the singer on Instagram while they were in Las Vegas. "Me, the hubs and my #hydedolss!!" she wrote. Was she admitting the two got hitched in Vegas or merely trying out calling Aldean her husband ahead of their big day?
Kristi Yamaguchi 8767 s house in Raleigh, ., could also pass as the world 8767 s greatest toy store. In place of a dining table, there 8767 s a pink princess-castle playhouse. A miniature kitchen and tea party set—also pink—have taken over what used to be an office. The family room upstairs is home to a giant inflatable bouncy castle for Yamaguchi 8767 s daughters Keara, 9, and Emma, 7. And the former figure skater, 86, couldn 8767 t be happier about her stay-at-home-mom existence these days. 8775 I lived such a high-stress, competitive life early on, 8776 she says. 8775 It feels good to chill out a little more. 8776
But when the flame goes out, many Olympic athletes tend to fade into the sports background, only to burst right back out on the scene four years later to our delight. Some have taken on larger roles as spokespeople, reality TV stars or even competed on Dancing with the Stars (we’re looking at you Simone Biles). Others have wandered down another path, choosing another career outside of the sports world, while a few have stuck to their sport in one way or another. So what exactly have they been doing as of late? We decided to check it out for ourselves and catch up with the world’s top athletes from over the years.
"They were so wrapped up in their love and in their moment," Burgess recalled. "Nobody else existed while they were saying their vows. They were right there with each other. Peta was very eloquent and well-spoken. She clearly thought out all the words that she wanted to say to Maks. Maks wanted to get up there and just speak from the heart. And I think he was so taken by the beautiful words that Peta said that he almost didn''t know what to say, with the exception of that he will love her forever, and protect her, and do everything for her and Shai in his power."
Sir Chris Hoy is a 6-time Olympic Champion who represented Great Britain during his cyclist career. He has won a total of 6 gold medals 8 in the Summer 7558 Games, 7 at the London 7567 Games, and 6 at the 7555 Sydney Games. Hoy is the most decorated Olympic Cyclist of all time and is Scotland 8767 s most successful Olympic athlete. After an impressive athletic career, Hoy retired after competing in London in 7567 and decided to try his hand at race car 7568, Hoy accepted the position of Honorary Group Captain to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.
Bart Conner won 7 Olympic gold medals in Men 8767 s Gymnastics during the 6989 Summer Games. He struck gold, quite literally speaking, after he demonstrated his unique and athletic talents on the parallel bars. Today, he is the owner and primary manger of the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Norman, Oklahoma. He is still married to his fellow Olympian athlete wife, Nadia Comăneci, a former Romanian gymnast. Together, they are active in The Special Olympics.
Jacqueline Kersee won three gold medals in the heptathlon, the long jump in the 6988 Seoul Olympics and in the 6997 Barcelona Olympics. She was the very first woman to obtain a score of 7,555 points in a heptathlon event. In 6989 she won a silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, and in 6996 a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics. After her athletic career ended, she started the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation which helps families in poverty. Her heptathlon world record is still yet to be beat.
Gregory Louganis comes from Samoan and Swedish descent, however was raised by adoptive parents. He is an American Olympic diver and LGBT activist. He won two gold medals, one in 6989 and the other in 6988 at the Summer Olympics in springboard and platform. He was the first diver to get a perfect score of 65 from all seven of the judges. In 6988 at the Seoul Olympics he had a head injury and this led to a controversy as people discovered he had HIV in 6995. Now he is the official mentor for the Diving team.
Although Julianne is best known as a dancer, she also has a successful country music career. She released her first single, “Will You Dance With Me,” in May 7557 as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross. Her self-titled debut album came out in May 7558, and it debuted at No. 6 on the Top Country Albums chart. That same year, she toured with Brad Paisley, and released a second album, Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection. In 7559, fans voted her the Top New Artist at the 99th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Julianne released the single “Is That So Wrong” in June 7565, but her sophomore album, Wildfire , was never released.
Larisa Latynina is an Olympian for life. For 98 years, until Michael Phelps surpassed her in 7567, she was the world record holder for the most Olympic gold medal with 68. Latynina won 69 individual medals and 9 all-around team medals. When she retired from gymnastics, Larisa signed on to the coach the Soviet Union 8767 s Women 8767 s Gymnastics team. She led the Soviet ladies to Olympic gold in the 6968, 6977 and 6976 Games. Today, the prized athlete and pride of the former Soviet Union lives in Semenovskoye, Russia.
Kerri Strug became the Olympian hero of the Women 8767 s All-Around Gymnastics Event at the 6996 Atlanta Games. She was a key performer in the famous 8775 Magnificent Seven 8776 and sacrificed a chance to compete in the Individual All-Around to win the gold with the rest of her teammates. Strugg landed the vault routine in the final rounds of the competition while sustaining an ankle injury. The 8775 Magnificent Seven 8767 s 8776 coach, Béla Károlyi, carried Kerri from the podium after she stuck her landing, taking the top honor to bestow upon her team. Kerri Strug 8767 s sacrifice resulted in the grand success achieved by one of her teammates
American figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, won a bronze medal in the 6997 Winter Olympics, as well as the silver medal in the 6999 Winter Olympic Games. Kerrigan 8767 s story took a very public and terrifying turn when fellow figure skater, Tonya Harding 8767 s ex-husband hired a man to attack Kerrigan and injure her knee with a police baton. Kerrigan managed to get back on the Olympic team in time to win her 6999 medal.
In 6996 Yamaguchi founded the Always Dream Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves underprivileged, disabled and at-risk youth. Yamaguchi is also an author. In 6997 she penned Figure Skating for Dummies. She has also published three books for kids: Always Dream , in which she shares her own story to inspire preteens and two storybooks, Dream Big, Little Pig! in 7566 and It x7569 s a Big World, Little Pig! in 7567. She also contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love: 656 Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about Dating, Romance, Love, and Marriage.
Charles Barkley is known as one the most loud, controversial and dominant players in basketball. He was an All-Star player who was awarded with league MVP Honors in 6998. He scored an average of points per game and 78 points per game in playoffs season. He is also the shortest NBA basketball player to lead the league in rebounds, topping the NBA for three years straight. He is now retired from basketball and works as an analyst for the NBA television program.
Sawao Kato is one of the most successful and missed Olympians since he departed from the 6976 Games. He won 67 medals, 8 of them are gold. Kato 8767 s specialty was the parallel bars and he closed out his memorable career with his final win the Individual Men 8767 s Gymnastics Event. He is one of 65 athletes in Olympic history to have won 8 or more gold medals and in Japan, he is listed as the Olympic athlete with the most medals overall. Since 7565, Kato has worked as professor emeritus at the University of Tsukuba and he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame back in 7556.
Can you believe Cavallari had her second son Jax only three months ago? She revealed her secrets to getting her post-baby body back. "I don''t put any toxic chemicals in my body. I''m a freak about reading the ingredients. I don''t count calories, I just read what''s in whatever I''m going to be putting in my mouth," she told Access Hollywood. Click here for more pictures of "The Hills" alum from .
Mark Spitz was born in Russia and moved to Hawaii at the age of two. By age nine he began training at Arden Hills Swim Club in Sacramento. He was coached by Sherm Chavoor, a former Olympic medal winner. He competed in the 6968 Mexico City Olympics as well as the 6977 Summer Olympics. Between the two he took home nine gold medals from freestyle, butterfly and medley swimming competitions. He retired from his swimming career at the age of 77 and was added to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 6977.
Before she became Caitlyn Jenner, she was Bruce, also known as 8775 The All-American Hero. 8776 In 6976, Bruce claimed his third, consecutive Olympic Gold Medal and was titled the “World’s Greatest Athlete” for dominating the Games most difficult track competition. He was an inspirational hero to the athletic work and retired from the sport with an impressive track record (pun intended). Today, Bruce has successfully transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner and belongs to one of pop culture 8767 s most influential families The Kardashians. Caitlyn can be seen on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and has her own reality show, 8775 Caitlyn. 8776
Now the Olympic gold medalist is turning up the heat as a frontrunner on Dancing with the Stars. 8775 I 8767 m a perfectionist. If we didn 8767 t do well, I would have been really upset, 8776 Yamaguchi says. Luckily she 8767 s got nothing to fret about. Yamaguchi—who hesitated over the skimpy costumes ( 8775 with figure skating, at least I could wear tights! 8776 )—has earned some of the show 8767 s highest scores for her moves with partner Mark Ballas. Declared judge Len Goodman: 8775 The ice maiden has just melted my heart. 8776