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Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Olympics where she won the Gold medal for All-Around, 2 Silver medals for Team and for Vault, 2 Bronze medals for Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise. She was named Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportswoman of the Year. In 1997, Retton was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit." -- Mary Lou Retton, gold, silver and bronze medalist in gymnastics in 1984

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Mary Lou Retton - I thought she was the coolest and saved my Seventeen mag. Can't wait for the 2012 Summer Olympics

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1984 Summer Olympics USA Mary Lou Retton victorious with teammates at Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles CA 8/3/1984 CREDIT Neil Leifer

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1984 Summer Olympics USA Mary Lou Retton in action during Women's competition at Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles CA 7/28/19848/12/1984 CREDIT Andy Hayt

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Gold medalist Mary Lou Retton embodied much of the spirit of Title IX: fairness, competitiveness and the sheer sense of joy that it manifests.

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•Remember, “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” –Mary Lou Retton •What will you do to gather and scatter happiness today, drawing out the best in others and inspiring the absolute best from yourself in the process?

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Mary Lou Retton and Julianne McNamara- two of my all time favorites! My husband and I were dating back in their Olympic days and his favorite saying was... Julianne truly can and Mary Lou can do it too!!

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Mary Lou Retton

TV GUIDE 6-28-1986 JACK KLUGMAN~MARY LOU RETTON~RONALD REAGAN~TRAGEDY TV NEWS

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