nwkarchivist:

On This Date In 1984, Mary Lou Retton Wins Gold

Gifted with a low center of gravity — and powered by stocky legs that remind sportswriters of fullbacks and tree trunks — she is the sport’s first industrial-strength performer: gymnastics in a drum.

Newsweek August 13, 1984

Awesome uniform.

nwkarchivist:

On This Date In 1984, Mary Lou Retton Wins Gold

Gifted with a low center of gravity — and powered by stocky legs that remind sportswriters of fullbacks and tree trunks — she is the sport’s first industrial-strength performer: gymnastics in a drum.

Newsweek August 13, 1984

Awesome uniform.