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!

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 hair . with a male skeletal structure of huge shoulders to narrow hip ratio.

"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

Mary Lou Retton - Gymnastics, 1984 Los Angeles, CA. I desperately wanted to be on the USA Olympic Gymnastic team when I was young.

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

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

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

Favorite gymnast ever

Mary Lou Retton of the United States looks on during the women''s all-around competition at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Retton won the gold medal in the event.

Mary Lou Retton, my favorite Olympian :-). I was in gymnastics for 6yrs, loved it!  I still have bruises from the uneven bars-true story!

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

1984 Summer Olympics USA Mary Lou Retton in action during Women's floor exercise competition at Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles CA 7/29/19848/11/1984...

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

Mary Lou Retton, 1991 U.S. Olympic Cards (Summer Olympics Special ...

Mary Lou Retton, 1991 U. Olympic Cards (Summer Olympics Special No.

1984 Summer Olympics USA Mary Lou Retton in action during end of balance beam event Los Angeles CA 8/1/1984

1984 Summer Olympics USA Mary Lou Retton in action during end of balance beam event Los Angeles CA

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

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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