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Mary Lou Retton


1968 Born in Fairmont, West Virginia
1975 Begins taking gymnastics at University of West Virginia
1980 Enters Class I Nationals
1982 Meets coach Bela Karolyi at a meet in Las Vegas, Nevada
1982 Moves to Houston to train with Karolyi<.
1983 Fractures wrist at U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Chicago, Illinois, forcing her to miss the World Gymnatics Championships that year
1984 Competes in the Olympics in Los Angeles, California
1986 Retires from full-time gymnastics
1986 Writes a book with Karolyi about her road to the gold
1990 Marries Shannon Kelley
2000 Writes an inspirational book on how to achieve happiness
2000 Begins production for the children's show created by her and her husband

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