NCAA Gymnastics – 1979 – Mens Championship Highlights – Pommel Horse + Parallel Bars + Floor Exercise – With Bart Conner + Kurt Thomas

The 1979 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships featured two of America’s best ever male gymnasts with Oklahoma’s Bart Conner and Indiana State’s Kurt Thomas….as both would go on to make USA Olympic history.  These NCAA championships took place at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana….when the Nebraska Cornhuskers took the team national title…

Gymnastics – 1979 – Womens World Championships – With Rumania Nadie Comaneci In The Vault

Nadia Comăneci’s achievements are pictured in the entrance area of Madison Square Garden in Manhattan….where she is shown presenting her perfect beam exercise at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Comăneci was the first Romanian gymnast to win the Olympic all-around title….as she also holds the record for being the youngest Olympic gymnastics all-around champion ever….and while…

Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – Heroes Story Of The 1984 Olympic Gold Medal USA Mens Gymnastics Team

The results of the men’s team all-around competition….which was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….when the compulsory and optional rounds took place on July 29 and 31 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.  The final outcome of the men’s team all-around competition saw the USA win the gold medal for the 1st…

Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – American Cup Womens Floor Exercise Finals – ROM Daniela Silivas

Daniela Silivas was a Romanian artistic gymnast….who is most famous for winning six medals….with 3 being gold….two silver….and one bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics…..plus earning six Individual World Championships titles….as well as the 1987 European Championships all-around title. She was the only gymnast, male or female, to medal in every single event at the 1988…

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…

Gymnastics – 1985 – America Cup Competition – Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – USA Tim Daggett

DOG ASIDE: Timothy P. (Tim) Daggett (born May 22, 1962) is a former American gymnast….who won an Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….along with Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar and Mitch Gaylord in the overall team competition…..where Daggett scored a perfect 10 on the horizontal bar….thus assisting his team in winning a gold medal for the first for the U.S. men’s…

Gymnastics – 1985 – CBSs Pat OBrien Interviews Olympic Gold Mary Lou Retton At NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: CBS sportscaster Pat O’Brien interviews USA Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mary Lou Retton during play at the 1985 NBA All Star game….after she had performed for the crowd at halftime.  Pat O’Brien is perhaps best known for his sixteen-year association with CBS Sports….which he joined in 1981….and while at CBS, O’Brien covered the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Draft, NBA…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Gymnastics Rings Finals – Winners JPN Koji Gushiken + CHN Li Ning

DOG ASIDE: As seen in this video herewith….Japan’s Koji Gushiken and China’s Li Ning tied for the gold medal in men’s gymnastics rings competition….while USA’s Mitch Gaylord won the bronze medal….as indicated in this video brought to the viewing audience by ABC’s Jack Whitaker. Kōji Gushiken (born November 12, 1956) is a former Olympic gymnast for Japan at the 1984…

Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…