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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT OF PEACE OPENING CEREMONY ON THE ELLIPSE
Performer Cathy Rigby sings with the Singing Angels choir at the Christmas Pageant of Peace Opening Ceremony and National Christmas Tree lighting in Washington on December 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (born December 12, 1952), best known as Cathy Rigby, is a gymnast, actor and speaker.

Rigby was born in Los Alamitos, California in 1952. She has an older brother, Steve Rigby; older sister, Michelle; younger brother Jeff, and a younger sister Jill. She is the daughter of Anita and Paul Rigby.

Rigby's participation in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, as the highest-scoring U.S. gymnast made her a favorite with U.S. television audiences, and helped to popularize the sport in the U.S. She was U.S. National Gymnastic Champion in 1970 and 1972. Her greatest gymnastics accomplishment was winning a silver medal on the balance beam at the 1970 World Championships, being the first American woman to win a medal in World Gymnastics.

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