Top 10 Greatest Girl Power Moments from Past Olympics
Of course the Olympics are inspiring -- but the history-making, odds-defying, pain-ignoring, shut-the-front-door-did-you-see-that moments are what we remember long after the closing ceremonies. Every woman in the Games is fierce, but here are a few of our favorite memories of the U.S. ladies from the past 20 years of the world's biggest sports stage.
When Carly Patterson...
The Moment: When Carly Patterson nailed her floor exercise to clinch the All-Around gold medal in Women's Gymnastics, making her the first American to do so since Mary Lou Retton in 1984 (Athens 2004).
BTW: Nastia Liukin, Carly's teammate from their gym in Texas, followed suit and won the All-Around gold four years later, in Beijing.