Mary Lou Retton is a former American professional gymnast. Furthermore, at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Mary Lou Retton won the gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver and two bronze medals.
Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Mary Lou Retton was born on the 24th of January 1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA. She is currently 54 years old and a citizen of the United States. She is also of Italian-American descent and was born under the sign of Aquarius. Ronnie Retton (father) and Lois Retto (mother) raised her (mother).
Her father was a college basketball player who later went on to play professionally in a minor league. She has four siblings, the names of whom are not yet known to the public, and she is the youngest of them all. Mary began taking dance lessons when she was four years old. She later began gymnastics classes with her sister Shari Retton.
She also went to Fairmont Senior High School, but she dropped out because she was more interested in gymnastics. She went to the University of Texas after retiring from gymnastics.
Mary Lou Retton’s Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
She is 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 42 kg. Furthermore, she has brown hair and dark brown eyes, and there is no information about her other body measurements.
Mary Lou Retton’s Profession & Career
When she was 15, Mary won the American Cup and finished second in the US Nationals. She won the Cup, Nationals, and US Olympic Trials the following year. In addition, in 1983 and 1984, the gymnast won the American Classic, as well as the Chunichi Cup in Japan. Before the 1984 Summer Olympics, she underwent knee surgery to treat a leg injury. Despite her concerns about missing the Olympics, she recovered in time.
In 1932, she won her first gold medal at the first Summer Olympics held in the United States. She was also the first American woman to win an all-around gold medal. Furthermore, for the final vault, she performed an ankle vault followed by a beautiful Tsukahara vault. She also won two silver and three bronze medals in the Summer Olympics.
Mary retired in 1986, having won her third and final American Cup all-around competition in 1985. She then gained some film and television experience.
She later appeared in the comedy film Scrooged, as well as popular TV shows such as Glee and Baywatch.
She also competed on Dancing With The Stars in the 2018 season. A children’s series called Mary Lou’s Flip Flop was also a success. She also campaigned for President Ronald Reagan’s re-election. She also attended the 2004 Republican National Convention. She was also the first woman to appear on the front of a Wheaties box. She also served as a spokesperson for Revco, a drugstore chain, and Australian Dream, a pain reliever cream. She was also a gymnastics analyst.
After winning gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics, Mary was named Sportswoman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. She was named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year the same year. She was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997.
Mary Lou Retton’s Salary and Net Worth
When it comes to her net worth, is estimated to be around $8 million. She also earns money from brand endorsements, commercials, and films.
Mary Lou Retton’s Husband, Marriage & Relationship
Marry is a woman who has been divorced. She was previously married to Shannon. They get engaged in 1989 and marry a year later. They divorce after 28 years of marriage in February of 2018. Shayla, McKenna, Skyla, and Emma Kelley are the names of the couple’s four daughters.
Mary Lou Retton’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Her Instagram account has more than 67.5k followers. Similarly, there are over 28.4k followers on Twitter and over 4.5k followers on Facebook.
|Full Name||Mary Retton|
|Born Date||24 Jan 1968|
|Age||54 years old|
|Best Match for Marriage||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|
|Profession||Gymnast, analyst, actress|
|Height||4 feet 10 inches (1.47m)|
|Net Worth||48 million|
|Eye Color||dark brown|
|Birth Place||Fairmont, West Virginia|
|Education||Fairmont Senior High School|
|Kids||Shayla, McKenna, Skyla, Emma|
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|Mary Retton Twitter|
|Mary Retton Instagram|
|IMDB||Mary Retton IMDB|
|Wiki||Mary Retton Wiki|