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Mary Lou Retton - Perfect 10 Part 1

"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


How could they take away this beautiful, this most perfect thing from us, the one thing that separated our sport from the others? BELA KAROLYI, former gymnastics coach to Olympic gold-medal winner Mary Lou Retton, lamenting changes to gymnastics scoring that eliminate the perfect 10 Retton was awarded in 1984

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--1983--Mary Lou Retton of the United States (left) stands with her coach Bela Karolyi. Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy /Allsport

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1984, Mary Lou Retton became the first American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Olympics


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.


Gabby Douglas Poses with Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Mary Lou Retton

#Olympics2012 #GabbyDouglas, 16, Poses with Team USA's All-Around #Gymnastics Champions Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson, and Mary Lou Retton – following her 62.232 point finish.


Mary Lou Retton, 1984 Olympics

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Olympics Photos, Olympic Moments Photos -- National Geographic

Mary Lou Retton on balance beam, Los Angeles '84