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Mary Lou Retton Quotes

An American gymnast. She was the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic all-around title.
(1968 - )

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As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.

As for me, I'd love to be a cyclist.

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.
[Self Knowledge]

Be cocky. Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it.

Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded.

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.

For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.

Fragile egos are put on the line every day.

Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is a big part of the Olympic experience.

Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.

I can't justify taking money away from hungry kids and needy schools to pay for the Games when corporations are willing to write the checks.

I know that if I wanted to have a chance at a medal in the Olympics, I was not going to do it if I stayed at home.

I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.

I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do.

I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter.

I'm not a politician and not a policeman, just a mother who wants her baby daughter to grow up in a world where fear doesn't rule.

I'm very determined and stubborn. There's a desire in me that makes me want to do more and more, and to do it right. Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.

If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash.

In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.

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