Cathy Rigby

  • United States of America

By winning the silver medal on balance beam, Rigby's diverse career went on to include performances in the title role of the Broadway play "Peter Pan," where she recently surpassed Mary Martin for greatest number of performances.

Cathy Rigby became the first American gymnast, male or female, to win a medal at the World Championships.

CATHY RIGBY became the first American gymnast, male or female, to win a medal at the World Championships. It happened in 1970 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. She defeated such gymnastics giants as Karen Janz and Ludmilla Tourischeva. By winning the silver medal on balance beam, Rigby's diverse career went on to include performances in the title role of the Broadway play "Peter Pan," where she recently surpassed Mary Martin for greatest number of performances. She is also one of the best-known broadcasters with her long alliance with ABC Sports.

1968 U.S. Olympic Team

1968 World Cup

  • Gold Medalist & World Cup Champion

1970 U.S. Championships

  • Gold Medalist :
    • All-Around

1970 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Silver Medalist:
    • Beam

1971 World Cup

  • Gold Medalist & World Cup Champion:
    • All-Around
    • Vault
    • Beam
    • Floor Exercise
    • Uneven Bars

1971 Riga Cup

  • Gold Medalist:
    • Beam
  • Bronze Medalist:
    • All-Around
    • Uneven Bars

1971 South African Cup Champion

    • All-Around

1971 US-USSR Dual Meet Champion

    • Floor

1972 U.S. Championships

  • Gold Medalist:
    • All-Around
    • Uneven Bars
  • Silver Medalist:
    • Floor Exercise
  • Bronze Medalist:
    • Beam

1972 U.S. Olympic Team

1998 Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Induction Speech Video