The Princess Di:
While most gymnasts sport a ponytail or otherwise slicked back ‘do, a handful of memorable ladies went for the coif of the People’s Princess. Mary Lou Retton (center) did it in 1984 (which was kind of the height of Diana-mania) and ML’s doppelganger, Kerri Strug, went for the short pouf in 1996–a mere year before Di’s tragic death). Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina also rocked short hair for many years.
The US uniforms through the 80s and early 90s were pretty simple too, featuring a stylized flag on a simple white background. That would all change though in the heady, blingy days of the early 2000s.