FASTER, HIGHER, BRAVER

THE U.S. WOMEN GYMNASTS WERE THE SAVING GRACES DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE ILL-FATED CENTENNIAL GAMES

Audacius. when Kerri Strug took off down the runway late last Tuesday afternoon (real time), ignoring the intense pain in the left ankle she had badly sprained on her previous vault, she thought she needed to stick it in order to give the U.S. women the gold medal in the gymnastics team competition. She didn't even need to vault, as arithmetic turned out, but no matter. Strug did more than win a gold medal. She added another word to the Olympic credo: Citius, altius, fortius, audacius. Faster, higher, stronger, braver.

Until the roar of terrorism early Saturday morning, the defining moment...

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