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Amanda Borden, Captain of the 1996 Gold Medal U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, to Speak to Tempe Chamber

Posted on | April 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Amanda Borden, Captain of the 1996 Gold Medal U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, to Speak to Tempe Chamber

We’re excited to welcome Amanda Borden, Captain of the 1996 Gold Medal U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, as our special keynote speaker at the May 21st Women in Business Conference.  Dubbed the Magnificent Seven, under Borden’s leadership, the team made history by becoming the first U.S. Womenʼs Gymnastics team ever to win an Olympic games.

Amanda Borden

Amanda Borden

Amanda went on to graduate summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in elementary education. As the owner of Gold Medal Gymnastics Academy, she has combined her educational training with her athletic expertise and continues to serve as a gymnastics and cheerleading commentator for CBS Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN and NBC.

Amanda proved herself to be a steady and consistent gymnast from the start of her training in 1984 at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy. Her talent and ability led her to be named to the National Team six times and the World Championship Team three times, eventually reaching the pinnacle of her career as Team Captain of the history making, 1996 Gold Medal Olympic Team. USA Gymnastics Code of Points number 2.302, otherwise known as the “Borden,” is named after Amanda. The Borden is a straddle pike jump from side position with  or  turn on the balance beam. USA Gymnastics also named Amanda Sportswoman of the Year in 1995.

For tickets or more information on the Women in Business Conference, visit this page.

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