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See Mary Lou Retton's 4 Daughters, Who All Followed in Her Footsteps

Best Life Logo By Amber Raiken of Best Life | Slide 1 of 6: Gymnast Mary Lou Retton made history at the 1984 Summer Olympics when she became the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal. This wasn't her only win at the games; she also won silver in the team and vault competitions, along with bronze medals in uneven bar and floor exercise. When she was 18, Retton retired from professional gymnastics because she "wanted to be remembered as a winner" and not as "some struggling older athlete," per NBC Sports. She went to The University of Texas, where she met her husband, Shannon Kelly, who played quarterback for the Longhorns. After nearly 30 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2018, but they still share their four daughters: Shayla Kelley, McKenna Kelley, Skyla Kelley, and Emma Kelley. All four of their children have been involved with gymnastics, like their mom, who, at 53, is working in sports once again, managing a new competitive tour. To see Mary Lou Retton's four daughters, read about their accomplishments in the gym, and hear more about her family, read on.RELATED: Kerri Strug's Heroic Vault Was 25 Years Ago. See Her Now.Read the original article on Best Life.

See Mary Lou Retton's 4 Daughters, Who All Followed in Her Footsteps

Gymnast Mary Lou Retton made history at the 1984 Summer Olympics when she became the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal. This wasn't her only win at the games; she also won silver in the team and vault competitions, along with bronze medals in uneven bar and floor exercise. When she was 18, Retton retired from professional gymnastics because she "wanted to be remembered as a winner" and not as "some struggling older athlete," per NBC Sports. She went to The University of Texas, where she met her husband, Shannon Kelly, who played quarterback for the Longhorns. After nearly 30 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2018, but they still share their four daughters: Shayla Kelley, McKenna Kelley, Skyla Kelley, and Emma Kelley. All four of their children have been involved with gymnastics, like their mom, who, at 53, is working in sports once again, managing a new competitive tour. To see Mary Lou Retton's four daughters, read about their accomplishments in the gym, and hear more about her family, read on.

RELATED: Kerri Strug's Heroic Vault Was 25 Years Ago. See Her Now.

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