People: Oct. 13, 1986

Her immediate plans include studying English at the University of Texas and cheering for her football-player boyfriend this week at the annual Longhorns- Oklahoma Sooners game. Pretty quotidian for a girl whose spectacular flips and splits won her four perfect 10s and a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, right? Not at all, said Mary Lou Retton, 18, as she announced her retirement from full-time gymnastics last week. She wants to "mix with kids my own age" and "get on with my life," albeit at a pace that might exhaust less energetic souls. In addition to taking courses, the 4-ft. 9-in....

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