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

We here at ImaSportsphile feel really fortunate to have so much footage of gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi …..cuz he molded the two most notable and historic women’t gymnast to ever grace a gymnastic competition….Nadie Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton…..The Perfect 10 and The 1st American….for the truth be told….until Simone Biles came along…..there have never…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championships – Winners Interviews – Tim Daggett + Mary Lou Retton

Whenever a video rolls up for posting on our site that includes athletes or entertainers that our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has seen in live performances….those videos become “near and dear” to us at ImaSportsphile…..and BD saw both of these American Olympic gymnastics gold medalists….Tim Daggett and Mary Lou Retton…. in the process of winning…

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

Mary Lou Retton is a retired American gymnast…..who won the gold medal in the individual all-around competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals….. when her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States.  Retton was inspired by watching Nadia Comăneci outshine defending Olympic two-event winner Olga Korbut on…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championships – Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – USA Tim Daggett

Tim Daggett is a former American gymnast….who competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, along with Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar and Mitch Gaylord…..when he scored a perfect 10 on the horizontal high bar…which assisted his team in winning a gold medal…..as the first for the U.S. men’s gymnastics team in Olympic history.  In addition to the team gold medal, he earned an individual bronze medal on the pommel…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Men’s Floor Exercise Finals – With USA Dan Hayden

Dan Hayden is a retired American gymnast….who was a member of the USA’s 1985 and 1987 World Championships teams…..and was a US national champion while competing for Arizona State University….and was a collegiate national champion. In 1988, he was second at Olympic Trials during the first day of competition….but fell to eighth the second day….when he twice missed a Kovacs release…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – CHN Yang Yueshan

The Chinese men’s gymnastics team showed up on the medal stands in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games by taking 2nd in the team all-around medal with a team consisting of Li Ning, Tong Fei and Li Xaoping, Lou Yun, Li Yuejiu and Xu Zhiqiang….and by the time 1985 rolled around, the Chinese men’s…