Browse notable gymnasts such as Cathy Rigby, Mary Lou Retton, and Nadia Comaneci.
Gymnast / 1995 -
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event. She also won a team gold medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Mary Lou Retton
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profile name: Gabby Douglas profile occupation: Gymnast
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profile name: McKayla Maroney profile occupation: Gymnast
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profile name: Aly Raisman profile occupation: Gymnast
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profile name: Mary Lou Retton profile occupation: Gymnast
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profile name: Cathy Rigby profile occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Gymnast, Musician
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