The gold medalist Mary Lou Retton for her gymnastic skill, her gold medal win was historic as Retton was the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal in Olympic gymnastics.
Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States and along with the gold medal, she won two silver medals and two bronze medals.
Retton was born with hip dysplasia, a condition that her years as a competitive gymnast exasperated.
After experiencing increased pain from the condition, she underwent hip replacement surgery on her left hip in her mid-thirties.
Mary Lou Retton's net worth is $8 million. Along with her gymnast career, Retton made cameo appearances as herself in a number of films and shows.
In 2018, she competed in the 27th season of "Dancing with the Stars." She was partnered with professional dancer Sasha Farber but was eliminated in the sixth week, coming in ninth place.