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Kerri Strug Welcomes Daughter Alayna Madaleine

07/10/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Kerri Strug Welcomes Daughter Alayna Madaleine Courtesy Kerri Strug

It’s a golden girl for Kerri Strug!

The two-time Olympic medalist and husband Robert Fischer welcomed their second child, daughter Alayna Madaleine, on Thursday, June 26, the former gymnast tells PEOPLE.

Born at 8:08 a.m., Alayna weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz and measured 19.25 inches long. She joins big brother Tyler William, 2, at home.

“Robert and I are so proud of our family. We were so excited to give Tyler a sibling a couple of weeks ago, especially a baby sister,” says Strug.

“Alayna is beautiful and doing well.  She is a good baby with a healthy appetite. We know she is going to follow in her big brother’s footsteps and be independent, funny and extremely active before we know it!”

Strug — who rose to fame at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, when she courageously stuck her vault landing with a third-degree lateral sprain — and her husband, an attorney, were married in April 2010.

“Everyone tells you, ‘When you have a child, you’ll understand,'” Strug told PEOPLE after the birth of her son.

“It’s kind of like my gymnastics training when people said, ‘Dreams do come true, anything’s possible.’ You hear these things and you really want to believe them, but you don’t quite get it until you go through it.”

Kerri Strug Welcomes Daughter Alayna Madaleine Courtesy Kerri Strug

– Sarah Michaud and Rennie Dyball

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Juli on

I love the name! What a gorgeous little one she is.

Gretchen on

Congratulations to this amazing young woman, her husband, and their son, on the new addition! Such a cute baby and lovely name, as well!

ELC on

What a beautiful family. Congratulations to all.

dd on

that little Tyler is so cute in the pic above

ella on

Pretty baby

charlotte on

Congratulations on the precious new addition to the family!

bkable on

Both kids are cute but that little boy made my day! He seems so happy to be a big brother!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! Wish they would have let Tyler actually HOLD his sister for that photo (with one of them still supporting her head, naturally. I realize that you it’s not a good idea to trust a two-year-old to do that!), though, instead of just holding her in front of him!

guest on

Cute! Looks like a normal, happy, down-to-earth family. Happy for her!


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