Retton became the first woman outside of eastern Europe to win the individual all-around gold, which led to celebrity status in the United States. She was named Sports Illustrated's Sportswoman of the Year, and she became the first spokeswoman for Wheaties.RANK: 84 LOCATION: Pauley Pavilion | Los Angeles, Calif. DATE: 8/3/1984 CATEGORY: Summer Olympics

By Maggie Gray
March 02, 2013

After suffering a knee injury just before the Olympics, Mary Lou Retton earned perfect 10s on her floor exercise and on the vault to win the all-around gold medal.

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