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[Seen as woman sitting in front row of auction in white blouse. It will never be stamped out by more useless bills and there are thousands of those until people are willing to accept they are corrupt themselves and like in many areas of life not just sports sexual abuse is not only covered up and kept quiet but promoted by the media as something that didn’t even occur to protect their own. Mary Lou Retton Cheers on Daughter at Gymnastics Championships. But the gut punch would come from Rachael Denhollander who would point out Retton’s 1984 Olympic team coach Don Peters would later be banned for life over allegations involving sexual misconduct with gymnasts. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Members of Congress who had taken a leadership role in promoting the bill met privately with gymnasts who had been abused to give them a say in the process. He also played professional basketball in a minor league. [20], In 1993, the Associated Press released results of a sports study[21] in which Retton was statistically tied for first place with fellow Olympian Dorothy Hamill as the most popular athlete in America. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States. ( Log Out /  This home was built in 1956 and last sold on 7/11/2016 for $38,000. 96 $22.95 $22.95. Read more. They have been present at high profile gatherings where gymnasts discuss problems in the sport. When the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization of 2017[30] was introduced to the 115th Congress, she and other members of USA Gymnastics met with the bill sponsor, Senator Dianne Feinstein, with the aim of convincing her to drop the bill. Retton was an outspoken supporter of the Reagan Administration and appeared in a variety of television ads supporting Ronald Reagan as well as appearing at a rally for his reelection campaign just a month after the Olympics in her home state of West Virginia. Mary Lou Retton is opening up about her divorce from ex-husband Shannon Kelley. She got the gold. The 1,176 sq. [22], In 1997, Retton was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Gymnastics met with Feinstein about the federation’s sexual assault policies. How could Mary Lou Retton not know about Don Peters? After winning her second American Cup, the U.S. Nationals, and the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1984, Retton suffered a knee injury when she was performing a floor routine at a local gymnastics center at this time. The 1,116 sq. 1702 Mary Lou Retton Dr , Fairmont, WV 26554-2004 is currently not for sale. It speaks volumes as to just how reprehensible and evil of an organization USAG is. Retton needed both a massive (and unfair–massive cheating with inflated scores) home field advantage and 70% of the competition boycotting the event just to “win” at all. Mary Lou Retton had come to the realization that the combination of her hip dysplasia and the effects of performing an estimated 150,000 vaults during her career had resulted in the need for total hip replacement surgery. She also got two bronze medals and two silver medals. You do realize the head coach of your 1984 Olympic team was a sexual predator, right? Furthermore, her father was a former collegiate basketball player. But the worst thing of all was when Retton answered a question regarding how parents can keep their kids safe in the sport, she responded by saying: “I think if you go with a reputable gym you’re gonna be okay.”. [14] Retton won the all-around gold medal by 0.05 points, beating Szabo and becoming the first American to receive the all-around gold medal. It wasn’t a case of a general bill designed to combat sexual abuse in all areas of society that added a small title covering sports as well. So go ahead deny it, that IS the problem. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. “It’s a beautiful sport filled with beautiful people, and the spotlight’s going to the monster. His seat is now held by a Democrat. The tactic was rather obvious. Sports was the entire focus of the bill with a special emphasis on national governing bodies such as USAG. It is from one of these meetings that the source of all the controversy regarding Mary Lou Retton arises. 27 of those spots went to gymnasts who later came forward as a Nassar survivor. 5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Lou - #1. Most notably he was the only representative from Michigan to vote against federal aid for the Flint Water Crisis effectively declaring he won’t support an increase in federal spending even when the money is going to his own state. I could go on for days about Wretched’s excrementality both as a “gymnast” and as a human. Even if that involves a popular bill designed to protect children from sexual abuse. Mary Lou Retton shared on Monday night’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars” that she is no longer married. From your article we are to believe that Retton has some undue influence on Fienstein who now along with Swalwell has to contend with investigations concerning their ties to the Chinese, in other words Congress is in fact as corrupt as the day is long. A more formal nickname for it is “SafeSport Act.”. ")[6] Her father, Ronnie, operated a coal-industry transportation equipment business. ", Knots Landing: Season 13, Episode 15 "Letting Go" (23 January 1992), Baywatch: Season 4, Episode 11 The Child Inside (22 Nov. 1993), An Evening at the Improv: Season 14, Episode 11 (3 February 1994), Olympic Champion Mary Lou Retton Stars In New PBS Television Series Mary Lou's Flip Flop Shop, "Celebrating Every '80s Reference in That RadioShack Super Bowl Commercial", Where Are They Now? Boyfriend / Spouse. Mary Lou Retton has no such track record. The quote even gives off the impression that USAG shouldn’t be blamed, all the blame rests exclusively on Nassar. How about this for a public-relations stunt: Tagging along was Mary Lou Retton, the smiling, bubbly sweetheart from the 1984 Games, as they said that the federation’s policies were solid and that gymnastics was a happy, safe place.”. [3], Her gold medal win was historic as Retton was the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal in Olympic gymnastics. ( Log Out /  Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. APPEARANCES ENDORSEMENTS USAG used Mary Lou Retton who is one of the most famous and iconic gymnasts in American history to drown out opposition from lesser known gymnasts such as Moceanu. Over the course of their marriage, she has given birth to 4 daughters, Shayla (b. This is by far the most important question to ask. Entertainment One (eOne) has tapped “John Wick” writer Derek Kolstad to develop a “Dungeons & Dragons” TV-series pitch. Desert Diva. Having retired from gymnastics after winning an unprecedented third American Cup title in 1985, as noted above, she later had cameo appearances as herself in Scrooged and Naked Gun ​33'"`UNIQ--templatestyles-0000003E-QINU`"' 1⁄3: The Final Insult. Amash has a reputation of taking stances limiting the power, scale, and scope of the Federal Government regardless of how unpopular his “no” vote will be. She was born in Fairmont, West Virginia to parents Ronnie Retton and Lois Retton. Society as a whole is responsible not Retton. Mary Lou Retton was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, the United States. [15] She retired in 1986. Change ). But the worst part of all, they appeared to be quite good at it. [29], Retton was thrust back into the spotlight when the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal hit the news in 2017. What do you think Clinton and Eipstein were doing all those years on Pedo Island and Pedo Jet? She has been a long standing advocate of USAG. Mary Lou Retton's Gateways to Happiness: 7 Ways to a More Peaceful, More Prosperous, More Satisfying Life. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. She simply doesn’t care and will tout a line about reputable gyms being the answer. 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Under the Károlyis, Retton soon began to make a name for herself in the U.S., winning the American Cup in 1983 and placing second to Dianne Durham (another Károlyi student) at the US Nationals that same year. She will say anything to uphold USAG’s positions. Follow their social media accounts and it is not hard to find them making a comment that can be perceived as critical of USAG. [25] She was the first female athlete to be pictured on the front of a Wheaties box, and General Mills stated that Wheaties sales improved after her appearance. It also took meetings with USAG so they could give their perspective as well. I already loved Mary Lou Retton so learning more about her was great fun and accomplished our goal of a great book report. $50.00. Society is responsible not Retton, you and others are terribly naive about the true scope of the problem and it doesn’t start, stop or end with one deviant doctor. Unlike Amash, Sanford focused most of his argument to the way the bill dealt with sexual assault allegations. And it’s a problem.” @marylouretton on Larry Nassar and the future of gymnastics pic.twitter.com/Ihza2aWz6h. Sanford argued SafeSport was given too much authority and argued on behalf of the rights of the accused. [11], Retton divorced her husband in February 2018.[12]. So what I am going to do is take all the questions I have seen about Retton and this incident that either defend her, or express confusion about it. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. They don’t want more rules regarding the safety of children that will increase their regulatory burden. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. That is what Retton appears to be the most concerned with. [10] Together they have four daughters: Shayla (b. She then decided to move to Houston, Texas, to train under Romanians Béla and Márta Károlyi, who had coached Nadia Comăneci before their defection to the United States. The refusal to admit the problem is why we have the problem. There are millions of people that will cover up for Clinton(The Two Term President) a pedophile rapist, even his wife. If Congress hasn’t done anything by now that bill won’t either and no it’s not a start. As Mary Lou Retton, Steve Penny, and other members of the organization tried to spin it, they didn’t meet with members of Congress in an attempt to block a bill aimed at trying to curb sexual abuse in sports, but rather, they just wanted to highlight how solid the federation’s existing policies were. Now yet again we have another POTUS elect that loves to touch the young girls, one Joe Biden. And her “win” came only due to the score carryover rule (changed a few years later) although Szabo, a multiple World AA and individual medalist (Wretched never went to a Worlds or ANY major international competition–SCAM Cup is neither major, unbiased, nor truly international) was vastly and clearly superior and, in fact, won AA finals. Spending resources doing that rather than on their gymnasts. It wasn’t enough for them to attempt to discourage Congress from passing sexual assault reform. I will then answer those questions so you can see for yourself whether Retton’s actions are defendable in any way. Lastly, what Retton said follows a mindset of just wanting the negative attention to die down so USAG can carry on with the status quo and avoid implementing reform. Retton has decided to be an ambassador for the well being of USAG, not for the well being of gymnasts. He went as far as to cite specific high profile cases of men who were falsely accused of rape. Their are many women that suffered sex abuse in the US and no one has done a thing for them. She needed a 10.00 to win the gold medal, and she did it twice. Retton’s reputation on the matter and where she stands is well known. They also have widespread problems and would rather ignore the problem than confront it and risk exposing an even wider degree of abuse. The New York Times would state the following: “The federation has had no shame, either. Thus USAG can be defended under the guise that there were legitimate reasons to oppose this bill. Good Your Childhood. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 1.0 bath property. She moved back to Houston in 2012. In your diatribe you’re forgetting that you are not in a position to judge Rettons actions, she alone is responsible not you, as are all individuals. And a reputable gym is the way to stay safe? (The original family name was "Rotunda. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Mary Lou Retton Auto Card 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes Autographs #Bamlr BGS 9. She declined. The 2021 4word Gala is NOW VIRTUAL! Retton frequently parrots its talking points highlighting only the positives of the sport and ignoring or downplaying signs of an abusive culture. SPEAKING Get in touch with Mary Lou’s team about appearing at your next event. But for Retton, it’s a massive problem because she is one of the most famous, recognizable, and well known gymnasts in American history. Did it actually happen? The three Congressmen were Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, and Mark Sanford. 1997), a former NCAA gymnast at Louisiana State University, Skyla (b. Wretched probably wouldn’t have finished in the top TEN had the Olympics not been boycotted and had they not been in amurrIKKKa. She also became the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the individual all-around gold. He wrote a 772 word Facebook post defending his actions. [18][19], Retton was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. There is no Defense for the Actions of Mary Lou Retton, Ranking the Most Dominant Hungarian Gymnasts, Ranking the Most Dominant Czechoslovakian Gymnasts. The reader with a keen eye may notice that nowhere does it say USAG opposed the bill. 5.0 out of 5 stars 7. Two weeks later on 2/14/2018 it was signed into law by the President. Mark Sanford wrote an 826 word Facebook post defending his vote. Retton's routine on the uneven bars included a move that came to be called "The Retton Flip." [23], During the 1990s, Retton worked as a spokeswoman for the U.S. drugstore chain Revco, appearing in advertisements for it. Mary Lewd WRETCHED is a permanent stain on gymnastics in every way. The bulk of Amash’s reasoning was largely based on political ideology. She was married to former University of Texas quarterback and Houston real estate developer Shannon Kelley, who now works for the Houston Baptist University athletic department. Her parents are Ronnie Retton and Lois Retton. For an organization notoriously incompetent when it comes to combating all the problems within its ranks, USAG suddenly becomes ruthlessly efficient when it wants to find a way to combat reform. Note: Bela Karolyi was her personal coach. 1621 Mary Lou Retton Dr , Fairmont, WV 26554-2045 is currently not for sale. This book was excellent. The five that preceded her are Cathy Rigby, Marcia Frederick, Kathy Johnson, Tracee Talavera, and Julianne McNamara. Mary Lou Retton: Early Life, Personal Life, Parents, Education, Husband, Children. [2] Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States. As the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics in 1984, physical activity was Mary Lou Retton’s entire life. For any alumni of USA Gymnastics this would be a problem. Trying to give Retton the benefit of a doubt as surely there must be a reason for such behavior or context we are missing. Mary Lou Retton reveals she got divorced on 'DWTS' Gold medal winning gymnast, Mary Lou Retton, announced in a rehearsal segment for 'DWTS' that she … she wins with a total score of 79.175 points. It then spent another 2.5 months (10 weeks) undergoing floor debate before being passed on 1/29/2018. ( Log Out /  Retton was inspired by watching Nadia Comăneci outshine defending Olympic two-event winner Olga Korbut on television at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, when she herself was eight years of age, and she took up gymnastics in her hometown of Fairmont, WV. After experiencing increased pain from the condition, she underwent hip replacement surgery on her left hip in her middle thirties. She turned 50 years of age in 2018. $3.99 shipping. Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. As USAG framed it, they didn’t try to block Congress from passing the bill, rather they wanted to remind Senator Feinstein just how great their current policies and guidelines are. And it’s a problem.”. Retton was born with hip dysplasia, a condition that her years as a competitive gymnast aggravated. They got engaged in 1989 and got married in a romantic ceremony in 1990. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States. Now, I can get through a normal day without a hot flash, and my sheets aren’t soaked every night. They don’t want the statue of limitations extended that will open them up to more lawsuits. In some cases, their advocacy has been going on for three decades or more. With Yurchenko, Gnauck, Mostepanova, Szabo, Ricna, Stoyanova, and scads of other clearly superior gymnasts in event finals, Wretched would have won ZERO medals. Boy Scouts:“At the same time, the organization has lobbied lawmakers in various states to limit its exposure – seeking to defeat measures that would give child victims more time to claim damages as adults. Mary Lou Retton on her last event of the All Around competition at the 1984 Olympic Games. From 2011-2016 there were 31 spots available for the World Championships and Olympic teams. #StatusQuo. Wretched’s beam routine was not only hideous, it was absurdly simple other than the dismount–and she still wobbled in it. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. She was now psychologically prepared to proceed. The Sex Abuse Bill took longer to pass than the trademark legislative accomplishments of Obama and Trump combined. Yet here you are ranting about how Retton is responsible for something you don’t seem to have a clue about, it’s not just about some celebrity athletes that are treated like Gods in this country. Helpful. Two hip replacements, a nutritious diet, and many multivitamins later, she’s living her best healthy lifestyle today in spite of her major issues. One week after the Sex Abuse bill was passed, USAG released a statement from Mary Lou Retton to counter criticisms from Dominique Moceanu. Mary Lou Retton is an Olympic gymnast best known for winning five medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics, including gold in the individual all-around competition. According to Nancy Hogshead-Makar who is one of the most notable (and effective) advocates of reform in the Olympic sports, Retton was asked to support the Sex Abuse Bill. The bill was passed unanimously in the Senate and 406-3 in the House of Representatives. [16], Retton's hometown, Fairmont, West Virginia, named a road and a park in the town after her. Sitting next to the lady in the red blouse who is bidding], This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 20:50. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Feb. 14. But Retton did exactly that and used her platform to make comments to millions of people that inhibits reform. The bill took 11 months to pass. Mary Lou Retton Gives Amberen A Perfect 10! 4word is pleased to invite you to join us for THE 6TH ANNUAL 4WORD GALA. Retton declined. That in the aftermath of the Nassar scandal Congress wanted to look like it was tough on sex crimes involving children, score some public relations points, and/or look like it was at least doing something. Facts about Mary Lou Retton present the information about a retired American gymnast. But by the time she hit her early 30s, she could hardly do simple motions. [4][5], Mary Lou Retton was born on January 24, 1968, in Fairmont, West Virginia. 64.9k Followers, 805 Following, 692 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Mary Lou Retton (@marylouretton) I believe it is important to ask these questions and make sure “all your bases are covered” rather than just blindly follow a narrative. 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Retton would later appear on the Today Show where she would state the following: “It’s a beautiful sport filled with beautiful people, and the spotlight’s going to the monster. Free shipping . Free shipping. Mary Lou Retton. Now she's going for platnum. Time Mind Pen. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Mary Lou Retton has dated – Shannon Kelley (1990-2018) – Mary started going out with Shannon Kelley, who is a former football player and real estate developer, while he was still studying in the university. Mary Lou Retton, gymnast who was the first American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. The Gymternet has plenty of ammunition when it comes to finding reasons to hate Mary Lou Retton. Sure whatever you say. Amash would become the first Republican to support the impeachment of Donald Trump and was the only Republican to vote in favor of it in the House of Representatives. Mary Lou Retton is an American gymnast who trained with Romanian coach Bela Karolyi and won the American Cup and the U.S. Nationals. The wording sounds innocent, but what she is actually saying is the problem with the sport is not abuse, but the bad press generated by the Nassar scandal. Their sexual abuse bill is a good as the rest, useless. The only thing Retton is guilty of is having a dream to become a champion after watching Nadia perform, having to contend with hip dysplasia her entire life and knee surgery 5 weeks before the 1984 Olymypics and winning the all-round. 1. 3 august 1984: mary lou retton of usa competes on the balance beam on her way to the gold medal in the individual all-around gymnastics at the 1984 los angeles olympics. So they brainstorm possible explanations to make sense of it all. Resulting in a bill that was poorly thought out and had glaring flaws. Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2015. She appeared on a Wheaties box, and became the cereal's first official spokeswoman. For her performance, she was named Sports Illustrated Magazine's "Sportswoman of the Year." by Mary Lou Retton | Apr 4, 2000. When the sex abuse bill was introduced, Penny and others from U.S.A. At the 1984 Olympics in … Sanford would later lose the Republican nomination for his seat, effectively losing his reelection before he could participate in a general election. The Liberty Caucus has a Libertarian ideology. It largely stems from the idea that perhaps Congress was being unfair to USAG. Clearly during her stint in gymnastics she had no knowledge of such activities, that’s just ludicrous to assume she knows anything about no more or less than anyone else including you. There are 535 Congressmen in the American legislative branch, only three voted against it. [32][circular reference]. A majority of “Dancing with the Stars” fans wanted the perpetually cursed Keo Motsepe to win Season 27 over four-time finalist Sharna Burgess, but now that she got her Mirrorball, you don’t think Motsepe is the most overdue pro.Nope, 38 percent of you think that title now belongs to Sasha Farber. Comment Report abuse. Mary Lou Retton may have been the first American woman to win all-around gold at the Olympics, but her daughter McKenna Kelley says that growing … [26][27][28] In 2019, Retton became a spokesperson for Australian Dream, a pain relief cream. Considering that Karolyi has coached many champions around the world including the famed Nadia Comăneci and of course Retton. That’s what makes Retton’s actions such a big problem. It’s a completely ludicrous statement to make. [24], Retton has many commercial endorsements, including bowling and shampoo. https://t.co/nuhYsftRmj. To them it sounds so terrible that certainly that’s not how things went down. 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