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"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

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"A Dream of Gold" by Rick Rush. 20" x 36" Serigraph. This serigraph represents the American Gymnasts of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The gymnasts shown are Mary Lou Retton, Bart Connor, Tim Daggett, Julianna McNamara, Kathy Johnson, Peter Vidmar, and Mitch Gaylord. Info…

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!!

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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

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In 1984 when Mary Lou won the Gold Metal...folks use to stop me and ask if I was her! Smile Maker for sure!

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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

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