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IG Column: Was Mary Lou Retton a Gymnastics Pioneer? [Feb. 27th, 2009|08:51 am]
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I came across this International Gymnast magazine column the other day and, well, I thought it rather remarkable that anyone would dare open such a fine kettle of fish:

Column: Was Mary Lou Retton a Pioneer in Gymnastics?

My hat is off to the writer for, if nothing else, writing a gymnastics-related piece with some definate bite to it. Obviously it is designed to get people talking (mission accomplished!), but it does bring up the rather interesting question of what exactly qualifies a person into the realm of "gymnastics pioneer" (versus legend, inspiration, etc.)?

As I draft up my thus far conflicted thoughts on this (lol), the floor is open for discussion...


[User Picture]From: leftygirl02
2009-02-28 03:26 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling a chat may be in order for this one. Hm... am still undecided after a day of thinking it all over.
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