Appointment of Mitch Gaylord as a Member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The President today announced his intention to appoint Mitch Gaylord to be a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He would succeed Leon J. Weil.
Mr. Gaylord was a member of the United States men's gymnastic team for the 1984 Summer Olympics. He received a gold medal in the men's overall title, a silver medal in the vault competition, and bronze medals for the rings and parallel bars. Mr. Gaylord has been in gymnastics for 11 years and is the originator of the "Gaylord Flip" on the high bar. He was a member of the American teams in the World Championships in 1981 and 1983. He won the all-around title in the NCAA Championships this past season.
He is a senior at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was born March 10, 1961, in Los Angeles, CA, and now resides in Van Nuys, CA.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Mitch Gaylord as a Member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260859