Mary Lou "Loo" Retton is a retired American gymnast. At the boycotted 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. Her gold medal was a historic win because Retton was the first-ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics.
|Born:||January 24, 1968, Fairmont, West Virginia|
|Former coach(es):||The Captain, Márta Károlyi|
|Retired:||September 29, 1986|
|IMDb:||Mary Lou Retton's IMDb|
About Mary Lou Retton
Became the first American woman to ever win the all-around gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She also won two silver medals and two bronze medals, making her one of the most popular U.S. athletes.
She attended Fairmont Senior High School but did not graduate. She competed at the 1984 Olympics her sophomore year of high school.
She was married to Shannon Kelly from 1990 until 2018. They had four daughters, including McKenna Kelley, who went on to compete for the LSU gymnastics team.
She and fellow American gymnast Carly Patterson have both won all-around gold medals at the Olympics.
Information related to Mary Lou Retton
- http://www.marylouretton.com/ Official site
- http://gymnastics.about.com/od/famousgymnasts/ig/Where-Are-They-Now-/Update-On--Mary-Lou-Retton.htm Where Are They Now?: Mary Lou Retton Photos & Info
- http://www.gymn-forum.net/bios/women/retton.html List of competitive results at Gymn Forum
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uvxNzOTKNc The "Retton Flip"