How could they take away this beautiful, this most perfect thing from us, the one thing that separated our sport from the others? BELA KAROLYI, former gymnastics coach to Olympic gold-medal winner Mary Lou Retton, lamenting changes to gymnastics scoring that eliminate the perfect 10 Retton was awarded in 1984
Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Olympics where she won the Gold medal for All-Around, 2 Silver medals for Team and for Vault, 2 Bronze medals for Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise. She was named Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportswoman of the Year. In 1997, Retton was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.