Who was the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal at the World Championships?

DWQA QuestionsWho was the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal at the World Championships?
AllGym Staff asked 2 weeks ago

Just curious!

1 Answers
AllGym Staff answered 2 weeks ago

Great Question! Cathy Rigby was the first U.S. gymnast to win a gymnastics medal in 1970 at the World Championships, a silver on balance beam. It wasn’t until 1978 that Marcia Frederick won the first gold medal for the U.S. at the World Championships with a near flawless performance on the uneven bars. Despite all her Olympic success in 1984, Mary Lou Retton never competed at a World Championship. – AllGymnastic Support