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Gymnastics – 1985 – ABCs Peter Kormann Interviews USAs Tim Daggett + Mary Lou Retton At American Cup


Peter Kormann (born 21 June 1955) Is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach…who In the 1976 Olympics became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets….when he won a bronze medal in the men’s floor competition.  Kormann’s bronze medal was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in 44 years. In this video herewith, Kormann gets to interview two USA Olympics champions that he actually inspired….which is really cool.    

Timothy P. (Tim) Daggett (born May 22, 1962) is a former American gymnast and an Olympic gold medalist. He is a graduate of West Springfield High School and UCLA….who competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….along with Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar and Mitch Gaylord…..when Daggett scored a perfect 10 on the high bar….thus assisting his USA team in winning a gold medal….which was the first for the U.S. men’s gymnastics team in Olympic history.  In addition to the team gold medal, he earned an individual bronze medal on the pommel horse. In 2005, he was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.  

Mary Lou Retton Kelley (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast….who at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition….as well as two silver medals…and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States.

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