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On This Date In 1984, Mary Lou Retton Wins Gold
Gifted with a low center of gravity — and powered by stocky legs that remind sportswriters of fullbacks and tree trunks — she is the sport’s first industrial-strength performer: gymnastics in a drum.
Newsweek August 13, 1984