Mary Lou Retton
In 1984 Mary Lou Retton became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal for the all-around competition in gymnastics. The Summer Olympics were held that year in Los Angeles, California, with the Soviet Union boycotting the competition in retaliation for a United States boycott of the Moscow Olympics four years earlier. Besides her gold in the all-around competition, Retton also won 2 silver medals and 2 bronze, making her the single biggest medal winner of any athlete at that year's More »
Born: January 24, 1968 (Fairmont, West Virginia)

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Jun 3, 2016 ... American gymnast Mary Lou Retton, who captured people's hearts worldwide during the 1984 Olympics, will be the speaker for Judson ...

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Aug 11, 2016 ... As the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics in 1984, physical activity was Mary Lou Retton's entire life. But by the time she ...

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Apr 4, 2016 ... Gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton in San Jose to promote the July ... the first U.S. woman to win the women's all-around gold in gymnastics, ...

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Jan 6, 2015 ... Don Peters coached the groundbreaking U.S. women's team to a record .... Texan Mary Lou Retton became the first woman from a non-Eastern ...

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Aug 24, 2014 ... Mary Lou Retton attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at ... is the pioneer for U.S. women's gymnastics, though, Retton — whose ...

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Sep 30, 2015 ... Many people remember Mary Lou Retton as the first woman ever to win a gold medal in gymnastics during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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Aug 17, 1984 ... If you wonder whether the US media and general public were a wee bit too ... who won four gold medals, but her name wasn't Mary Lou Retton. ... Gymnasts don't do the judging, they just compete - and Mary Lou did all she ...

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Mar 10, 2014 ... A book for young readers, Mary Lou Retton: America's Sweetheart tells the inspirational life story of the most celebrated gymnast in United ...

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Jul 27, 2012 ... From Mary Lou Retton's shocking 10.0 to Kerri Strug's amazing ... were fixed on the fight for the gold medal for Women's Gymnastics All-Around.