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Mary Lou Retton

Awards And Accomplishments

1981 Named to the US junior national team
1983 Wins American Cup Championship
1983 Becomes American Classics Champion
1983 Wins Chunichi Cup Championship
1984 Wins American Cup Championship
1984 Wins the title of American Classics Champion for second time
1984 Becomes U.S. Champion and Gold Medallist for All-Around
1984 Brings home one Gold, two Silver, and two Bronze medals from Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California
1984 Named Sports Illustrated's "Sportswoman of the Year."
1984 Named "Amateur Athlete of the Year" by Associated Press
1984 Becomes first woman to be spokesperson for Wheaties and be featured on the box
1985 First person to win American Cup Championship three times
1985 Inducted into the United States Olympic Champions Olympic Hall of Fame
1993 Named as "Most Popular Athlete in America" by Associated Press' national survey
1997 Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

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