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Mary Lou Retton can't say which is the bigger leap, winning the Olympic gold medal in gymnastics or getting married.

"One is competition where I was trained and confident," she said. "With the wedding I'm confident, but this is every girl's dream, having their dad walk them down the aisle and give them to the man she will spend the rest of her life with."

The 4-foot-9-inch Retton in 1984 became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in all-around gymnastics competition.

She married former University of Texas quarterback Shannon Kelley Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Among those invited were Retton's former coach, Bela Karolyi, soap opera actor Brian Clark and former football player Joe Theismann. President and Mrs. Bush couldn't make it, but sent a framed photograph of themselves as a gift.

The couple will spend part of their honeymoon in California, where Retton, 22, will ride on a Tournament of Roses Parade float on New Year's Day to help promote the 1991 Olympic Festival. But Kelley will be back at their hotel, watching on TV as his alma mater plays Miami in the Cotton Bowl.

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