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Gabby Douglas wins gold at Olympics

...since 1996."It feels amazing to be the Olympic champion," Douglas said.Puts her in a special category, too. Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin are the only other Americans to win the all-around gold.The Americans have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-08-02/gabby-douglas-wins-gold-olym
Gymnast Gabby Douglas named AP Female Athlete of the Year

...London.Douglas is the fourth gymnast to win one of the AP's annual awards, which began in 1931, and first since Mary Lou Retton in 1984. She also finished 15th in voting for the AP sports story of the year.Douglas wasn't even in the conversation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-12-21/gymnast-gabby-dougla
Wieber captures American Cup gymnastics event

...to beat teammate Aly Raisman by two-tenths of a point in the first major prep for the London Games. Wieber joins Mary Lou Retton as the only woman to win three American Cup titles.Yet it was Gabrielle Douglas who stole the spotlight.Competing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-03-03/wieber-captures-amer
First lady, sport groups unite to reach children

DALLAS - Michelle Obama remembers sitting in front of her television many years ago and watching Mary Lou Retton, Nadia Comaneci and Carl Lewis as they competed in the Summer Olympics."Like so many others," she said, "I was awed and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-05-15/first-lady-sport-groups-
Bottom Line

...more medal -- five. But America may have fallen in love with her teammate Shawn Johnson, who may be a latter-day Mary Lou Retton. That's because, after graciously accepting three silvers (remember the Swedish wrestler who threw his bronze...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/22/edi_470294.shtml
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People in the News

...S. women's gymnastic team. Patterson became the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal since Mary Lou Retton in 1984. "Being featured on the Wheaties box is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication," Patterson said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/01/ent_427114.shtml
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American Olympians growing old gracefully

...done more to shape American gymnastics than any two people over the past 20 years. It was in 1988, four years after Mary Lou Retton won gold in the all-around and the American team won silver, that the Karolyis looked around and realized they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/20/oly_422740.shtml
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Summer fun? Not quite for gymnasts on Olympic bubble

...they're on the team. Carly Patterson, who shared the national title with Kupets and has drawn comparisons to Mary Lou Retton, finished third at trials. Karolyi said she would have added Patterson to the team at trials if the bylaws would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/11/oly_421857.shtml
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McClure looks for another family gold

...trials, nearly eight months older than Wilson. ... Wilson is trying to become the seventh male gymnast to compete in three Olympics. ... Before the meet, the 1984 gold-medal women's team, headlined by Mary Lou Retton, was honored.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/28/oly_420505.shtml
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Torch relay visits Atlanta

...leg on the flame's return to Atlanta. He passed off to another employee, John Phillips. Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton and NBC commentator Lewis Johnson held an event to celebrate the penultimate leg of the torch's trip through the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/19/oly_419496.shtml
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