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It was Los Angeles in 1984, and fate seemed unkind to Team USA. Right before the summer Olympic games began, Team USA’s great women’s gymnastics hope had suffered a knee injury. And there was stiff competition from the rest of the gymnastics world to snatch the gold. But Mary Lou Retton wasn’t going to let something like an injury stop her. She was a 16-year-old powerhouse, after all. Retton, with…