84Summer OlympicsAn American 10
Date / Aug 3, 1984
Location / Pauley Pavilion | Los Angeles, Calif.
Moment / 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.
Impact / 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.