Kerri Strug Welcomes Daughter Alayna Madaleine

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

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