Small but mighty, Mary Lou Retton became America's golden girl in the controversial 1984 Summer Olympics. With the weight of a nation, she kept her cool under pressure, becoming the first female gymnast outside Eastern Europe to ever win the Olympic all-around. She also kick-started our love for cereal as Wheaties' first official spokeswoman. Mary taught us, you don't need to be big to do big things.
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