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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 World Cup series. With the exception of 2005 (when the competition was also part of the FIG World Cup series), it has been exclusively an all-around competition.….featuring past champions including Olympic all-around champions Nadia Comăneci, Mary Lou Retton (as seen in this video herewith), Vitaly Scherbo, Paul Hamm, Carly Patterson, Nastia Liukin, Gabby Douglas, and Simone Biles. 

In this 1985 /American Cup Gymnastics Competition, the viewer gets to see Coach Bela Karolyi working with his star gymnast at the time….the darling of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….USA’s Mary Lou Retton….as che performs in the floor exercise finals on her way to winning another championship.

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