Gymnast Mary Lou Retton stole hearts and won gold at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Gymnast Mary Lou Retton stole hearts and won gold at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Mary Lou Retton picture, part of a gallery of memorable images from the summer Olympics, featuring women athletes.

History of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles

Mary Lou Retton picture, part of a gallery of memorable images from the summer Olympics, featuring women athletes.

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: World Gymnastics Champion

Mary Lou Retton: World Gymnastics Champion

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Mary Lou Retton was born on January 24, 1968, in Fairmont, West Virginia, of Italian heritage (her family's original surname was "Rotunda"). Her father, Ronnie, operated a coal-industry transportation equipment business. She attended Fairmont Senior High School, but did not graduate. She competed in the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, California during her sophomore year of high school. At the 1984 Summer Olympics, she won 5 medals, including gold in the individual all-around competition.

Mary Lou Retton was born on January 24, 1968, in Fairmont, West Virginia, of Italian heritage (her family's original surname was "Rotunda"). Her father, Ronnie, operated a coal-industry transportation equipment business. She attended Fairmont Senior High School, but did not graduate. She competed in the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, California during her sophomore year of high school. At the 1984 Summer Olympics, she won 5 medals, including gold in the individual all-around competition.

Gymnast Mary Lou Retton of the United States looks on during gymnastics competition during the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in the 1984 Summer Olympics circa 1984 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.

Gymnast Mary Lou Retton of the United States looks on during gymnastics competition during the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in the 1984 Summer Olympics circa 1984 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Lou Retton. August 15, 1984. (Photo by David Bookstaver / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

Mary Lou Retton. August 15, 1984. (Photo by David Bookstaver / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

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

Where Are They Now? Famous Gymnast Edition

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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