Mary Lou Retton Quotes


24 Mary Lou Retton quotes:



"As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter."
"Back in my day, they picked the top few, and since I was first at the U.S. Championships and first at the Trials I knew I was going."
"Be cocky. Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it."
"Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded."
"For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth."
"For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed."
"Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success."
"Fragile egos are put on the line every day."
"Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is a big part of the Olympic experience."
"Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes."
"I can't justify taking money away from hungry kids and needy schools to pay for the Games when corporations are willing to write the checks."
"I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do."
"I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter."
"If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash."
"In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man."
"In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first. Same thing for my right wristband."
"Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here if it weren't for corporate support."
"Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for."
"More than 10,000 athletes came to Atlanta seeking Olympic medals. Only a few of them will be lucky and skilled enough to claim one."
"Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics."



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