Mary Lou Retton
1984 Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast
At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Mary Lou Retton made history when she became the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics. She did it in dramatic fashion by scoring a perfect 10 during the floor exercise and then securing the gold with a 10 on the vault.
In addition to winning the gold in the individual all-around competition, she won silver medals in the team all-around and vault competitions and bronze medals in the uneven bars and floor exercise. Her five medals were the most won by any athlete in the 1984 Olympics. She was named Sports Illustrated’s “Sportswoman of the Year” for 1984 and was the first woman to appear on a Wheaties Box.
Today, Mary Lou is busy with work and family, and with four daughters, she’s on the move constantly. But all those years of intense training, multiple injuries, and 21 orthopedic surgeries have led to arthritis, joint pain, and muscle aches that affect her daily life. She tried nearly every pain relief product on the market, but wasn’t getting the results she desired until she tried Australian Dream. That was in 2014, and she continues to use Australian Dream every day to relieve her minor arthritis pain, joint pain, and muscle aches. In fact, she’s had so much success using Australian Dream that her daughters, who are high-level athletes themselves, use it too!
“I’m at a stage in my life where I pick and choose the companies and products I want to represent. I must believe in them and they must be useful and affect my life in a positive way. I need to feel confident about what I put my name and likeness on too. Australian Dream fits all my requirements.”
Exclusive Conversation with Mary Lou Retton!
Mary Lou talks about the 1984 Olympics, daughters competing in gymnastics and staying active.