I always tell the truth, even when I lie. Full blown ecto, I don't even eat. Moceanu was 14 when she and the rest of the "Magnificent Seven" won the gold medal in Atlanta. Jen became a medal-winning athlete despite being born with no legs [BARCROFT] An athlete born without legs had her childhood dream come try when she discovered that her idol growing up was in fact her long-lost sister Jen Bricker was adopted at birth after being born with no legs due to a genetic birth defect. I wouldn't shut up about her, even at the age of six I fantasised about being related to her.
In her new memoir, "Off Balance," scheduled to be released Tuesday, Moceanu tells of receiving a letter and some photos in December from a year-old woman who looked strikingly like the gymnast's younger sister, Christina.
Inspirational! Adopted athlete born without legs learns childhood idol is her sister
They remain the only U. The woman was not identified on the ABC website, and advance copies of Moceanu's book were not available. But despite her potentially debilitating condition the inspirational year-old, who grew up in a house where they never said 'can't,' became a successful gymnast. She competed in the Junior Olympics and even won a State Championship in tumbling competing against able-bodied people. Remember gymnast Dominique Moceanu from the 96 Olympics?