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Cathy Rigby

Full name: Cathleen Roxanne "Cathy" Rigby (-Mason, -McCoy)
Gender: Female
Height: 4-10.5 (149 cm)
Weight: 99 lbs (45 kg)
Born: December 12, 1952 in Long Beach, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Cathy Rigby was the first real American female gymnastics star on television. Her biggest moment came in 1970 when she was the first American to win a World Championship medal, taking silver on the balance beam. Rigby was considered to have chances to win Olympic medals in 1972, but failed to make the finals on beam. She tied for sixth in qualifying but lost out on a tie-breaker. Her 16th place in 1968 and 10th place in 1972 in all-around were, at the time, the best Olympic performances ever for a US woman.

After the 1972 Olympics Rigby started a gymnastics camp, and married NFL player Tommy Mason, although they would divorce in 1981. In 1974 she was recruited to play the role of Peter Pan on stage. This started an acting career that lasted into the next century, actually touring as Peter Pan into the 2010s. Rigby and her second husband, Tom McCoy, started McCoy Rigby Entertainment, which produces a touring Peter Pan show, starring Rigby.

Rigby also played Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” in 1981, starred in “Annie Get Your Gun,” and “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and appeared on multiple television shows and commercials. One of her commercials was for StayFree MaxiPads and made her the first celebrity to endorse a feminine hygiene product. In the 1980s she began speaking out about her own experiences with eating disorders, stating that she had been bulimic for 12 years.

Cathy Rigby was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997. In 1991 she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Peter Pan. In 2004 she received a Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from The League of American Theatres and Producers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 16
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 6
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 20T QR
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 36T QR
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 12T QR
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 7 QR
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 10
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 4
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 9T QR
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 22T QR
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 18T QR
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 6T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 16 74.95 37.60 37.35
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 10 74.925
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final 10 74.925 37.125 37.80
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Floor Exercise 7T 9.55
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Horse Vault 13T 9.40
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Uneven Bars 7T 9.50
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Balance Beam 12T 9.35
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying 10 QU 74.25 36.85 37.40
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Floor Exercise 9T 18.80 9.30 9.50
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horse Vault 22T 18.25 9.10 9.15
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Uneven Bars 18T 18.60 9.20 9.40
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Balance Beam 6T 18.60 9.25 9.35

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 6
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 4

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 20T QR
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 20T 18.75 9.45 9.30
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 9T QR

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 36T QR
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 36T 18.30 9.20 9.10
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 22T QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 12T QR
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 12T 18.90 9.40 9.50
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 18T QR

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 7 QR
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 5T 19.00 9.55 9.45
1972 Summer 19 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 6T QR
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