Mary Lou Retton - Quotes

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You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost. ---->>>

It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old, in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart. We need a new one. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for. ---->>>

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

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

The endorsement game has been very good to me. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here if it weren't for corporate support. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first. Same thing for my right wristband. ---->>>

That's because the International Olympic Committee has a policy of never replacing medals. ---->>>

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

Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics. ---->>>

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. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-24, 1968
Occupation: Athlete

Mary Lou Retton Kelley (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States (wikipedia)