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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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