Christy Henrich

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Birthday
18, 1972
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 26, 1994 (22)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1972
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 26, 1994 (22)

About

American gymnast who passed away from organ failure at age 22 following a lenghty battle with anorexia nervosa. Her death prompted global discussion on issues relating to body image and how women's gymnastics is covered in the media.

Before Fame

She was included on the U.S. national gymnastics team in 1986 after training under Al Fong at the at the Great American Gymnastics Express in Missouri.

Trivia

Following her death, American television networks including ABC and NBC stopped broadcasting the weight of gymnasts during competitions.

Family Life

Her parents were Sandy and Paul Henrich. She had a brother named Paul Jr.

Associated With

She inspired gymnasts like Kathy Johnson to open up publicly about their struggles with anorexia and bulimia.