Amanda Borden is an American former gymnast. She was the captain of the Gold Medal winning United States team in the 1996 Summer Olympics, the Magnificent Seven; a team medalist at the World Championships, and a multiple medalist at the 1995 Pan American Games. Borden was known for her clean form and technique, as well as her vivacious, encouraging presence.
Borden began gymnastics in 1984 and trained under coach Mary Lee Tracy at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy. She was a member of the U.S. National Team for six years, earning her first berth as a junior in 1990. In 1994 Borden placed third in the all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise at Nationals, and was named to both World Championships teams.Borden was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Team at the 1995 Pan Am Games. Individually, she won a second gold medal on the balance beam, as well as silver medals in the all-around and floor exercise.Borden was unanimously elected by her six teammates as the Olympic team captain.Borden and her teammates went on to become the first American women's gymnastics team ever to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games, and the first American team overall to win the gold at a non-boycotted Games.
After her victory as part of the "Magnificent Seven", Borden appeared in numerous national tours and television appearances. She has also served as a commentator on CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Turner Broadcasting, and ESPN, for gymnastics and cheerleading events.