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ESPN 25th ANNIVERSARY
Olympic gymnasts Kerri Strug (l) and Mary Lou Retton (c) along with Kit Hoover (r), hostess of ESPN's "Cold Pizza" program respond to the audience request to determine who is the tallest of the three. Strug and Retton attended the celebration of the 25th anniversary of ESPN held at the Disney - MGM Studios on July 31, 2004 in Orlando, Florida...(UPI Photo Marino / Cantrell)
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Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is an Italian-American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist. She was the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic all-around title.

Retton was born in Fairmont, West Virginia of Italian heritage (her family's original surname was "Rotunda"). Her father, Ronnie, operated a coal-industry transportation equipment business. She attended Fairmont Senior High School, but did not graduate. She competed in the Olympic games during her sophomore year.

Retton lived in Houston, Texas until 2009, when her family returned to West Virginia. She is married to former Houston real estate developer Shannon Kelley, who now works for the Fairmont State University athletic department. Together they have four daughters: Shayla Rae Kelley (born 1995), McKenna Lane Kelley (born 1997), Skyla Brae Kelley (born 2000), and Emma Jean Kelley (born 2002).

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