Mary Lou Retton

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A portrait of Mary Lou Retton as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 2004.

Personal information
Nickname(s): America's Sweetheart[1]
Country Represented:  United States
Height: 4 ft 9 in
Discipline: WAG
Club: Karolyi Gym
Former coach(es): Béla Károlyi, Márta Károlyi
Retired: September 29, 1986

Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is an American gymnast. She was born in Fairmont, Virginia. Retton won gold, silver and bronze medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics. She was the first female outside Eastern Europe to win an Olympic all around title.

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