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!
Mary Lou Retton (born: 1968) 1984: Became the first American gymnast to win Olympic gold The spunky gymnast sprung into fans’ hearts in 1984 when she nailed a perfect 10 on the vault to take home the all-around title at the Olympics. With her memorable performance, Retton became the first American woman to win Olympic gold in gymnastics.