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Mary Lou Retton


Spunky American gymnast who competed in the 1984 Olympics in LA, winning the precious metal medal for the All-around event. Her family’s unique last name was Rotunda. She was an ardent supporter of American chief executive Ronald Reagan. She wedded Shannon Kelly in Dec 1990 plus they got four daughters, including McKenna Kelley, who continued to contend for the LSU gymnastics group. She scored ideal tens on to the floor Workout and Vault in the 1984 Olympics, exactly like her part model Nadia Comaneci.

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Full Name Mary Lou Retton
Date Of Birth January 24, 1968
Place Of Birth Fairmont, WV
Height 1.45 m
Weight 42 kg
Profession Gymnast
Education University of Texas at Austin, West Virginia University, Fairmont Senior High School
Nationality American
Spouse Shannon Kelley
Children McKenna Lane Kelley, Shayla Rae Kelley, Skyla Brae Kelley, Emma Jean Kelley
Parents Ronnie Retton, Lois Retton
Awards Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
TV Shows ABC Funfit, Mary Lou's Flip Flop Shop
Star Sign Aquarius

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Special Agent Oso2011TV SeriesGymnastics Coach
Flip Flop Shop2001TV SeriesHost
The Road to Olympic Gold1996TV SeriesCo-Host
High Risk1988TV Series



Flip Flop Shop2001TV Series co-executive producer



Today2008TV SeriesHerself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself
USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Identity2007TV SeriesHerself - Stranger
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHerself
OAB: A Guide for Women2005TV MovieHerself - Spokesperson
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
Buddy Faro1998TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute1998TV SpecialHerself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Sportswomen1995TV SpecialHerself - Host
Dream On1994TV SeriesHerself
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
Baywatch1993TV SeriesHerself
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime1993TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
Knots Landing1992TV SeriesHerself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
America Undercover1986TV Series documentaryHerself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHerself
ABC Funfit1985TV SeriesHerself - Host
Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad1984TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1984TV MovieHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHerself

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I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Idols of the Game1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (segment "Love and Money")

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