updated 08/01/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/01/2012 AT 12:20 PM ET
In 1996, gymnast Kerri Strug vaulted into history. The anchor for Team USA at the Atlanta Olympics, she competed on an injured ankle to help secure women’s gymnastics their first-ever team gold medal – and Tuesday, she watched this year’s ‘Fab Five’ win the second team gold. The now married mom of one is a spokesperson for Hilton HHonors’s Support the Dream program, which allows fans to connect with Olympians. "Since I know how much the support of the fans means to the athletes, it’s great to be part of a program where fans can send good luck messages to Team USA," says Strug, 34. While at the Games with her husband, Robert Fischer III, the Olympic gold medalist will blog for PEOPLE.com about her experiences in London.
I was thrilled to be in the stands to cheer on Team USA to a gold medal at the Women’s Gymnastics Team finals. It brought back so many memories from the 1996 Atlanta Games. Congrats to all the members of Team USA and their families. We are all proud of you and proud to be Americans.
As I entered the North Greenwich Arena, I had butterflies in my stomach. This year’s team is so mentally and physically strong, I knew they had what it would take to bring home Gold in the team competition.
My husband Robert and I had a great view from our seats and the arena was full of fans from every country, waving with flags and supporting their home team. Team USA started on the vault, their best event, and the first rotation set the tempo for the rest of the night.