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!!

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!

Mary Lou Retton was always my favorite!

6 Vintage Photos of Mary Lou Retton

2 perfect on the vault to win. Mary Lou Retton became the first American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Olympics

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Mary Lou Retton (United States) on balance beam at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Mary Lou Retton - American Gymnast  - won gold medal  1984 Olympics - Individual all-around competition

1984 - Mary Lou Retton Gymnastics, Los Angeles Summer Olympics Mary Lou Retton took first in overall, women's gymnastics, at the 1984 Olympics.

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

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

Flashback: Mary Lou Retton "stuck" the short 80's hair and now she rocks an updated version. Well done, we give you a 10!

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Flashback: Mary Lou Retton "stuck" the short hair and now she rocks an updated version.

Working hard becomes a habit; a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off. ~Mary Lou Retton

Working hard becomes a habit; a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off. ~Mary Lou Retton She was absolutely my hero as a little girl!

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50 Gymnastics Quotes- Great gymnastics quotes that you can use to inspire and motivate you from your favorite famous gymnasts, plus a printable version

Mary Lou Retton was born on January 24, 1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia. She trained in Gymnastics with Romanian coach Bela Karolyi and won the American Cup and the U.S. Nationals. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Retton won a gold medal in the women's all-around. It was the first time a female gymnast outside Eastern Europe won that event. She retired from gymnastics in 1985.

Mary Lou Retton, of Fairmont, was the first female gymnast outside Eastern Europe to win a gold medal in the women's all-around at the 1984 Olympics.

Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance (Hardcover) by Simone Biles, Mary Lou Retton, Michelle Burford

Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance (Hardcover) by Simone Biles, Mary Lou Retton, Michelle Burford

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