Mary Lou Retton-Gymnastics
"I of course will be pulling for the women's and men's gymnastics teams. They are solid, well-trained and are capable of doing extremely well in London. The Games will be a fantastic test for our athletes, they should excel. I can't wait to watch."
Mary Lou Retton catapulted to international fame by winning the All Around Gold Medal in Women’s Gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles-–becoming the first American woman ever to win a gold medal in gymnastics. Retton also won silver medals for Team and Vault. And she won bronze medals for Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise. Her five medals were the most won by any athlete at the ’84 Olympics. She is the first American ever to win the Olympic All Around Title. A national sports survey found Mary Lou to be the most popular athlete in America. Today, Mary Lou travels the world as a “Fitness Ambassador,” promoting the benefits of proper nutrition and regular exercise.