Mary Lou Retton
in 1984-MARY LOU RETTON WON THE GOLD in women's gymnastics
I saw referenced to this on a TV program and wondered what is the girls name.
Once, a bronze at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
The gold medal winner of the women's individual all around at the 1984 Summer Games was Mary Lou Retton of the United States.
Not Mary Lou Retton, NO. It was Kerry Strug who sprained her ankle during the womens gymnastics after she had done two vaults.
It wasn't a routine, it was her second vault that won the gold medal for the U. S. A. women's gymnastics team, in the 1984 LA olympics!
Rythmic gymnastics was introduced as an individual sport in 1984 and in 1996 as a team event in the Olympic games.
Members of the US 1984 women's gymnastics team: Mary Lou Retton Julianne McNamara Kathy Johnson Michelle Dusserre Tracee Talavera Pamela Bileck
Mary Lou Retton gained fame by being the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics. She won the medal in the 1984 Olympics after scoring a perfect 10 on both the floor exercise and the vault.