18. Kristi Yamaguchi
Just one year after launching her singles career, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi struck gold at the 1992 Winter Olympics. The U.S. athlete subsequently gained national recognition and embarked on a ten-year tour with the figure-skating show Stars on Ice. And while Yamaguchi’s skating days are now long over, her nifty footwork still saw her win Dancing with the Stars in 2009.
17. Marion Jones
Marion Jones made history at the 2000 Olympics after becoming the first female to win five medals in one Games. But in 2007, the sprinter – who claimed three golds for the U.S. – admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, which destroyed both her career and her reputation. As a result, Jones was stripped of her titles and served six months in jail.
16. McKayla Maroney
Despite winning gold as part of the U.S. gymnastics tat the 2012 Games, McKayla Maroney will forever be remembered for her infamous scowl upon winning silver that same year. And since shooting to internet fame, Maroney has made good on her unexpected street cred. In fact, she’s left gymnastics behind and intends to launch a singing career in the imminent future.