Mary Lou Retton (Gymnast), born on January 24, 1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA. Mary Lou Retton's age 50 years & Zodiac Sign Aquarius, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Mary Lou Retton?
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4 ft 10 in (146 cm/)
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Where is Mary Lou Retton today?
Born in 1968 in West Virginia, Retton lives in Houston with her husband and four daughters.
How did Mary Lou Retton change the world?
With a victory margin of 0.5 points, Mary Lou Retton became the first American female gymnast to win the Olympic individual all-around gold medal and left the 1984 Los Angeles Games as a sensation. The impact of the Fairmont, West Virginia-native’s victory was almost immediate—on and off the gymnastics mat.
Who scored the first ever perfect 10 in gymnastics?
Nadia Comaneci, a 14-year-old Romanian gymnast competing at her first Olympics was to change that. In her opening event in Montreal, her 30-second routine on the uneven bars was so perfect that the judges awarded her a 10, only to discover that there was no way to display the score on the board.
What did Mary Lou Retton do after the Olympics?
Mary Lou Retton performing her balance beam routine at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Soon after the Los Angeles Games, Retton retired from competition and became a motivational speaker and a television commentator. In 1985 she became the first gymnast to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
Mary Lou Retton Kelley is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States. Retton was the first ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics and was the only one to do so for twenty years. She is credited with being a pioneering figure in American women’s gymnastics, including by the four American women who have since equaled her feat consecutively: Carly Patterson, Nastia Liukin, Gabby Douglas, and Simone Biles . Twice during that span, Americans also took silver as part of a one-two finish: Shawn Johnson in 2008 and Aly Raisman in 2016. Furthermore, prior to Retton’s Olympic triumph, no American woman had won all-around gold at the World Championships; since then, eight Americans have done so a combined eleven times – in chronological order, Kim Zmeskal, Shannon Miller, Chellsie Memmel, Shawn Johnson, Bridget Sloan, Jordyn Wieber, Simone Biles, and Morgan Hurd.Read Full Biography Wikipedia