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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Rhythmic Gymnastics Preliminaries

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For the first time since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics….there was a competition in Rhythmic Gymnastics….as in 1956 there was a team event with portable apparatus. ┬áThe only discipline of rhythmic gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the women’s all around…..in which Canada’s Lori Fung won the gold medal…..Romania’s Donia Stainculescu won the silver medal….and West Germany’s Regina Weber won the bronze medal.

The twenty highest scoring competitors out of thirty three entrants would go to the finals….which included two USA rhythmic gymnasts….Valerie Zimring, who came in 11th place…..and Michelle Berube, who came in 14th.

 

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