Olympic gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton, who made history with her gold medal win in the 1984 Los Angeles Games, is currently in intensive care battling a rare form of pneumonia, as revealed by her daughter McKenna Kelley. The 55-year-old Retton, unable to breathe on her own, has been in the ICU for over a week. A crowdfunding appeal has been launched on Kelley’s Instagram account to raise $50,000 for her mother’s medical expenses, as Retton does not have health insurance. Retton’s iconic 1984 victory marked the first time a non-Eastern European woman won the Olympic all-around gold. This achievement was even more remarkable considering Retton had undergone knee surgery before the Games due to an injury.
Source – CGTN