Mary Lou Retton

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE

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LEGEND

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A household name during the 1984 Summer Olympics, where she made history by becoming the first American woman to win the individual all-around gold medal in gymnastics

Perfect 10

Retton's perfect 10 scores in the vault and floor exercise during the 1984 Olympics are legendary moments in gymnastics history

Inspiring Comeback

She had to overcome a knee injury before the 1984 Olympics. Her remarkable comeback and gold medal win captivated the world and remain an inspirational story in the world of sports

Most Medals

In the 1984 Olympics, Retton won a total of five medals: two gold, two silver, and one bronze, making her the most decorated athlete in those games

Hall of Fame

She was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997, recognizing her significant contributions to the sport

Broadcaster and  Actress

After retiring from competitive gymnastics, she ventured into broadcasting and acting. She has appeared in television programs and worked as a gymnastics commentator.

Inspiration for Future Gymnasts

Her success and determination have continued to inspire young gymnasts in the United States and around the world to pursue their dreams in the sport of gymnastics.