In the 1984 Olympics, Mary Lou Retton of the USA was trailing Ecaterina Szabo of Romania by .15 points for the all-around gold medal with only the floor exercise and the vault left. Retton went on to score a perfect 10 on her floor exercise, and then in dramatic fashion, she scored a perfect 10 on not one, but both of her vaults to beat Szabo by .05 points to become the first American to win the all-around gold medal in gymnastics.
Retton also won four additional medals at the ’84 Olympics winning silver in the team competition and the horse vault, and bronze in the floor exercise and uneven bars.
Enjoy this look back at one of the greatest moments in USA Olympic history when Mary Lou Retton won gold on the vaults at the 1984 Olympics!
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