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|Born: || January 24, 1968
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|| Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
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Inspired by watching Nadia Com¿neci on television, took up gymnastics in hometown of Fairmont, WV
Moved to Houston, TX to train under Com¿neci's former coaches Béla and Márta Károlyi
Won American Cup competition; placed 2nd at U.S. Nationals
Became first American woman to win gymnastics all-around gold medal at Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA; also silver in team competition and horse vault, and bronze in floor exercise and uneven bars
Named Wheaties cereal's first official spokesperson; also appeared on box cover
Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
Made cameo in holiday comedy "Scrooged," starring Bill Murray
Appeared as herself in "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"
Inducted into International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Executive produced and starred in PBS children's program "Flip Flop Shop"
Played a gymnastics coach on Disney Channel adventure series "Special Agent Oso"
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