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 – 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…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Race Laps 1 Thru 40 – With Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jim McKay

After charging from the 30th starting position, Mario Andretti’s day was short-lived….when on the 15th lap he brought out the yellow when he stalled in turn three with an ignition problem…..as Andretti set the early pace by leading the first 42 laps…..when Mario later returned to the track his car lasted only four additional laps….and he placed 32nd.…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – NBCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti is an American former auto racing driver and current team owner….who is statistically one of the most successful drivers in the history of American open-wheel car racing…..after winning the  1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series….and amassed 42 race victories….which is the most in the CART era and fourth-most all time.   Since his retirement from active…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 PreRace Special With Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jack Arute

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..after being rained out on May 25–26, the race was rescheduled for the following weekend. The race was sanctioned by USAC….and was included as part of the 1986 CART PPG Indy Car World Series…..when for the first time ever, ABC Sports televised the race live “flag-to-flag” on network television in the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Winners Circle With Bobby Rahal & Owner Jim Trueman – A Happy Time

The winner’s circle at the 1986 Indy 500 was truly a joyful place…..as Bobby Rahal pulled out a win by jumping to the lead over Kevin Cogan on a restart after the yellow flag came out with just 2 laps to go…..as Cogan had a commanding lead with only two times around the track to…