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Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson Gets Married

Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson Gets Married

Originally posted 11/04/2012 09:35AM

Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson has a new title: wife.

The athlete, who took home the gold medal for women's all-around in gymnastics in the 2004 Olympics, tied the knot with Mark Caldwell, in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday evening, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Patterson, 24, and Caldwell, 27, exchanged vows at the Main Street Garden Park in front of about 250 friends and family members. The bride, who was walked down the aisle by her father Ricky Patterson, wore a Vera Wang gown and Jimmy Choo heels.

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Say 'Gold!' Gabby Douglas Poses with Past All-Around Champs

Gabby Douglas Poses with Team USA's All-Around Gymnastics Champions

Originally posted 08/03/2012 06:30PM

Call them the Fab Four. Or, perhaps even more fitting, the Golden Girls.

After scoring the top spot on the medals stand in Thursday's all-around gymnastics competition, Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas was in good company with the three other American women who achieved the same feat.

Douglas, 16, officially joined the ranks of Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Mary Lou Retton – and posed with her fellow all-around champions following her 62.232-point finish.

"Four generations of champs!" Tweeted Retton, 44, who won gold in the 1984 all-around. (Patterson, 24, won the all-around in 2004, and Liukin, 22, won it in 2008.)

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Mary Lou Retton | Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton

Originally posted 08/24/2004 03:00PM

Before Carly Patterson, there was Mary Lou Retton – the previous American to win the all-around title in women's Olympic gymnastics at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. The gold medalist, 36, is now the mother of four daughters, ages 2 to 9 (who are all immersed in gymnastics at varying levels) and the wife of financial analyst Shannon Kelley, to whom she's been married for nearly 14 years. Retton talked to PEOPLE about passing the torch to Patterson and giving advice to the 16-year-old Olympic golden girl.

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Carly Patterson: New Olympics Golden Girl

Carly Patterson: New Olympics Golden Girl

Originally posted 08/20/2004 08:50AM

And now the Olympics has a new golden girl: Carly Patterson, who is being dubbed the new Mary Lou Retton after the 16-year-old took the gold as all-around gymnast Thursday in Athens.

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