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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
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
Olympics
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
Aerial dance troupe takes off at university

...Arms extend elegantly. The air is filled with half-somersaults and neat aerial splits that would make gymnast Mary Lou Retton green with envy. Suddenly, one of the dancers punctuates the air ballet with a squeal and a lurch for the ropes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/19/met_268173.shtml
Metro
Names in the Game

...engine and is expected to make its race debut in April at the San Marino Grand Prix. --- ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mary Lou Retton, Peter Vidmar and coach Bela Karolyi will serve as honorary co-chairs of the world gymnastics championships to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/12/oth_375454.shtml
Other sports
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
All things SHORT

...Westheimer, born 1928, 4 feet 7 inches Actor Gary Coleman (Diff'rent Strokes), born 1968, 4 feet 8 inches Gymnast Mary Lou Retton, born 1968, 4 feet 9.5 inches Spiritual leader Tammy Faye Messner, born 1942, 4 feet 11 inches U.S. Sen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/26/liv_405953.shtml
Life & style
Tiger Woods is new Wheaties spokesman

...All-Star Cafe at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex by past Wheaties pitchmen Walter Payton, Bruce Jenner and Mary Lou Retton. Woods lives in Orlando and is part owner of the restaurant. Woods joins an elite list of legendary American athletes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/17/oth_224299.shtml
Other sports
Eatery changes with times

...Florida. A debutante party for astronaut Neil Armstrong's daughter and a welcome-back party for Olympic medalist Mary Lou Retton are among the higher-profile affairs he has handled. The new restaurant takes the name of Mr. Proctor's mother...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/02/bus_304434.shtml
Business
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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