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1984, Mary Lou Retton became the first American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Olympics

Allyson Felix of the USA wins gold in the Women's 200 Meter Final on 8/812 in London! Olympics Day 12 - Athletics

Mary Lou Retton catapulted to international fame by winning the All Around Gold Medal in women's gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, becoming the first American woman ever to win a gold medal in gymnastics.

25 of the Most Selfless Athletes Ever

Keri Strug, 1996 Olympics: after destroying her ankle in a previous, failed vault-attempt, she completed the twisting Yurchenko (perhaps the most difficult move in women's gymnastics) and received a score of 9.712 (out of a possible 10.000), leading the U.S. team to its first-ever gold medal in women's gymnastics. ♥