Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Womens Floor Exercise Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton

The American Cup, formerly known as the AT&T American Cup through a sponsorship arrangement that ended in 2018….is an elite senior level international gymnastics competition that has been held in the United States since 1976….when it is usually held in March or February of each year….which In 2011, it became part of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Pairs Championship Finals – URS Ekaterina Gordeeva + Sergei Grinkov

In August 1981, figure skaing coach Vladimir Zaharov paired the 11-year-old Katerina Gordeeva with the 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov…..when because Grinkov frequently missed practice….Coach Zaharov eventually insisted that Gordeeva pair with someone else….but she refused. Instead, the pair changed coaches….as Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado…..and the following year they won the…

Daredevils – 1986 – ABC Special – Evil Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With Jim McKay

Daredevils are defined in Websters as “recklessly and often ostentatiously daring”….daredevil….noun…..Definition of daredevil is a recklessly bold person….and there was never a daredevil quite like Evil Knievel….I mean….even the name emits the definition of daredevil in real life….and what a daredevil he was….cuz he used the element of speed to accentuate his daredevil mantra….whether the speed came from…

Figure Skating – 1988 – Special – The Childhood Dream That Came True – Profile Of USA Brian Boitano

After viewing many interviews of many athletes, entertainers, musicians and comedians over the course of posting over 3000 videos (currently) here at ImaSportsphile….I have become keenly aware of the power of defined dreams and goals….along with the visualization of such dreams and goals.  An awesome example of this belief system concept was expressed by The Great…

Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway

DOG ASIDE: Robert Raymond Tway IV (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories. He spent 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87   In 1986, he was named PGA Player of the Year….finishing the season with four victories including one major, the PGA Championship…..as the video…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

DOG ASIDE:  Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won silver medals at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….1987 World champion….and an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion.  At the 1988 Seoul Winter Olympics….the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels On The Horses In The Field

DOG ASIDE: This ABC production of the 1987 Kentucky Derby features Al Michaels and Dave Johnson at the mikes….and since we have tons of Al Michael footage here at ImaSportsphile…..we’ll take this opportunity to focus some light on Dave Johnson. As an American announcer and sportscaster….Dave Johnson is best known for his work in horse racing with ABC and NBC  Sports….and…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Ladies Solo Free Skate Final – GDR Katarina Witt

DOG ASIDE: The 1988 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary in March…..as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles (as seen in this video herewith), pair skating, and ice dancing. Katarina Witt (born December 3, 1965) is a retired German figure skater….who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany….first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics….and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World Champion (1984,…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championships – Featuring Mens Champion URS Alexandre Fadeev

DOG ASIDE: Alexandre Vladimirovich “Sasha” Fadeev (born 4 January 1964) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who represented the Soviet Union…..who is the 1985 World champion and a four-time European champion.   Fadeev won bronze at the 1979 World Junior Championships….and then gold the following year….then In the 1983–84 season, he won his first European title….and stepped onto his first World podium, taking…