Mary Lou Rettons Gateways to Happiness by Mary Lou Retton3 Cassettes 5 hours, 15 minutes
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On August 3, 1984, at the age of 16, Mary Lou Retton became Americas Sweetheart, one of the most recognizable faces in the world. Her Olympic gold medal-winning vault became a defining moment in sports - and the beginning of a career that would transcend gymnastics. Today, Mary Lou is a successful career woman, a wife, and the mother of two young children--and still a celebrity, appearing regularly on network television and in newspapers and magazines, as well as speaking to hundreds of thousands of people every year in public and corporate seminars. In the past two years she has been on the cover of People and Parade, and among athlete/celebrities, her Q rating is exceeded only by Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.
Now, for listeners everywhere, she shares the lessons she has learned through her athletic, professional, and personal struggles and triumphs. She explains how to set goals, how to stick to a game plan, how to organize resources, and how to cope with the inevitable setbacks and failures. With telling anecdotes from her own career and stories of the famous athletes and celebrities she has known, she tells how to integrate spirituality into every area of life, how to sustain belief in yourself, how to surround yourself with positive people, and how humor can help you reach harmony and contentment. From faith and family to health, confidence, and discipline, from the value of relationships to the role of communication, from the secret of laughter to the importance of confidence, she takes listeners on a personal path to success and happiness.
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The retired Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast thinks it would be "really amazing" to find herself a dancer. Mary Lou Retton is opening up about her divorce from ex-husband Shannon Kelley. I really have done a full turnaround. That was a big part of my struggle the last few years — do I do it? You know, all the things that come with a divorce of that magnitude with such a large family.
At the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles , Retton achieved perfect scores in her final two events the floor exercise and vault to win a dramatic victory in the all-around exercises. Retton began studying dance and acrobatics at age four, starting gymnastics training a year later. In she moved to Houston, Texas, to train with Bela Karolyi , who helped Retton develop a style that suited her compact, muscular frame. Retton was successful at major American and international tournaments during the early s, becoming the first American to win the combined-events title at the Chunichi Cup in Japan At the U.
When Louisiana State University gymnast McKenna Kelley nailed the final floor routine of the night at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, no one was prouder than her mom, Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton. Retton, 51, was in the audience watching as her.
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In , all eyes were on gymnast Mary Lou Retton at the Summer Olympics, but nowadays the gold medalist sits on the sidelines with her husband, Shannon, to support their four daughters, who are gymnasts and cheerleaders, ages 14 to I am a crazy busy gym mom! When they were little I would travel with them, and I thought that was the hard time. At that time, maybe six years ago, I really kind of slowed down with traveling and appearances and spokesperson roles and really just started to put mom as priority. Top priority is being mom and watching these kids compete in their gymnastics seasons and cheer seasons and just trying to be the best mother and wife I can be while still holding my spokesperson roles and speeches. How has your role in U. My kids are not impressed by me or any of my accolades!
Mary Lou Retton born January 24, is a retired American gymnast. At the boycotted 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 gold medal was a historic win because Retton was the first-ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics. The original family name was "Rotunda. She attended Fairmont Senior High School , but did not graduate. She and her family attend Second Baptist Church Houston.