Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton is out of the hospital and recovering from a tough bout with pneumonia, her daughters stated on social media.
“Mother is house and in restoration mode,” wrote daughters McKenna Kelley and Shayla Kelley Schrepfer on Instagram.
“We nonetheless have a protracted street forward of us, however child steps. We’re overwhelmed with the love and assist from everybody. Grateful doesn’t scrape the floor of the posture of our hearts.”
Retton’s daughters revealed Oct. 10 that she was in an intensive care unit and “preventing for her life. She will not be capable of breathe on her personal.”
Since then, the household — together with daughters Skyla and Emma — has posted extra updates to point Retton’s situation is enhancing.
Retton, 55, is a local of Fairmont, Marion County. She made historical past as the primary American lady to win the all-around gold medal in Olympic gymnastics.
Her gold medal heroics within the particular person all-around competitors throughout the 1984 Summer season Olympics in Los Angeles had been punctuated with an ideal 10 on vault. She additionally took two silver medals and two bronze medals, making her the one largest American winner.
Pleasure in Retton’s achievements continues to run deep in West Virginia. Mary Lou Retton Drive and Mary Lou Retton Youth Park every carry her title.
Her father, Ronnie Retton, was captain of the 1958-59 WVU basketball workforce that misplaced the nationwide championship by one level. Ronnie Retton, who owned an organization that repaired coal mining cable, died in 2021.
Retton moved again to Fairmont in 2009 when her then husband, Shannon Kelly, was employed as director of the Fairmont State Athletic Affiliation, the fundraising unit of the college’s athletic division. The household moved again to Houston in 2012. They’ve 4 daughters, together with McKenna, who’s a retired collegiate gymnast. Retton and Kelly divorced in 2018.
Retton has been inducted into the Worldwide Gymnastics Corridor of Fame.