Caitlyn Jenner poses on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s latest cover wearing the 1976 gold medal she won at the Montreal Olympic Games. This was the first time the athlete put the medal around her neck in public since the Games.
In her interview within the magazine, Jenner states: “Sports. It’s not real life. You go out there, you work hard, you train your ass off, win the Games. I’m very proud of that part of my life. And it’s not like I just want to throw it out. It’s part of who I am. What I’m dealing with now, this is about who you are as a human being. What did I do for the world in 1976, besides maybe getting a few people to exercise a little bit? I didn’t make a difference in the world.”
Forty years ago Bruce Jenner first appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated after his Olympic win. Inside Jenner opens up about her former life as Bruce.
“I still love him today. I like what he did and the way he set an example for hard work and dedication. I’m proud of that part of my life. But this woman was living inside me, all my life, and it reached the point where I had to let her live and put Bruce inside. And I am happier, these last 12 months, than I’ve ever been in my life.”