Mary Lou Retton 1984 USA Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast

Mary Lou Retton 1984 USA Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast - I remember being at my grandad's farm and watching these summer Olympics with him and my Aunt Shari.

Gymnast Olga Korbut, Belarusian, Soviet-born gymnast who won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympics, in which she competed in 1972 and 1976 for the USSR team. At the 1972 Olympics, her acrobatics and open high level gymnastics brought her much fame.

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1984 Summer Olympics USA Mary Lou Retton in action during floor exercises at Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles CA 8/3/1984 CREDIT Neil Leifer

1984 Summer Olympics USA Mary Lou Retton in action during floor exercises at Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles CA CREDIT Neil Leifer

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Los Angeles 1984 Olympics Mary Lou Retton becomes America's sweetheart.

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Los Angeles 1984 Olympics Mary Lou Retton becomes America's sweetheart. NOte: I have an autographed picture of this that my brother framed for me.

Mary Lou Retton-Gymnastics! #TeamUSA #Olympics

Mary Lou Retton Olympic Gymnastics Team USA 1984 with framed leotard & picture of her sticking her vault in backround!

I've played a lot of sports myself &  watched a lot more in my 67 years, but I don't believe I've ever seen a more inspiring moment of individual courage than Keri Strug's performance in the 1986 Olympics: after destroying her ankle in a previous, failed vault-attempt, she completed the twisting Yurchenko (perhaps the most difficult move in women's gymnastics) and  received a score of 9.712 (out of a possible 10.000), leading the U.S. team to its first-ever gold medal in women's gymnastics.

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Keri Strug's performance in the 1986 Olympics: after destroying her ankle in a previous, failed vault-attempt, she completed the twisting Yurchenko ( and received a score of leading the U. team to its first-ever gold medal in women's gymnastics.

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!

Magnificent Seven Gymnastics | The Magnificent Seven - USA Women's Gymnastics - Atlanta 1996 Olympic ...

The Magnificent Seven - USA Women's Gymnastics - Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games

Mary Lou Retton would go on to win a total of five Olympic medals at Los Angeles that Summer, the most medals won by any athlete competing at the '84 Summer Olympics. #historic #greatness

Mary Lou Retton (born January is an American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist. She was the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic gold medal in the Gymnastic Individual All-around competition.

Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas - August 2, 2012 at the London Olympics won the individual GOLD MEDAL ranking her the #1 All Around World Olympic gymnast. She is the 1st black female to accomplish this dream. Proved to be the best in her sport - she maintained the lead throughout the competition for the United States Olympic Gymnastic Team.

Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas - August 2012 at the London Olympics won the GOLD MEDAL ranking her the All Around World Olympic gymnast. She is the African American female to accomplish this dream.

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