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Mary Lou Retton1997

Mary Lou Retton - USA

Mary Lou Retton
Mary Lou Retton, Class of 1997, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

MARY LOU RETTON catapulted to international fame at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, becoming the first American woman ever to win the Gold Medal in the All-Around in women's gymnastics. As a member of the Silver Medalist Team from the U.S., she also won a individual Silver Medal in the Vault, as well as Bronze Medals in the Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise. Her five medals were the most won by any athlete at the 1984 Olympics.
Mary Lou's historic Olympic performances, along with her radiant smile and enthusiasm, brought her recognition as Sports Illustrated Magazine's "Sportswoman of the Year" in 1984. That same year, the Associated Press awarded her the title "Amateur Athlete of the Year". In 1993, almost a decade after her Los Angeles triumph, an Associated Press national survey named her the "Most Popular Athlete in America."

1983 American Cup Champion

1983 American Classics Champion

1983 Chunichi Cup Champion

1984 American Cup Champion

1984 American Classics Champion

1984 U.S. Championships
Gold Medalist & U.S. Champion:
- All-Around

Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- All-Around
Silver Medalist:
- Team
- Vault
Bronze Medalist:
- Uneven Bars
- Floor Exercise

1985 American Cup Champion

1985 Inducted into the USOC Olympic Hall of Fame

1997 Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

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