1976 American Cup
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New York, USA


Madison Square Garden


March 27-28

All-Around Gold Medalist

Nadia Comăneci (ROU)

Preceded by


Succeeded by

1977 American Cup

The 1976 American Cup was held on March 27-28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


Rank Athlete Country
1st Nadia Comăneci Flag of Romania ROU
2nd Kathy Howard Flag of the United States of America USA
3rd Elena Davydova Flag of the Soviet Union USSR

Notable Moments

  • Nadia Comăneci scored the first perfect ten in gymnastics history. She would go on to score seven more perfect tens and win the all-around at the Olympics in Montreal. This set a precedent that whoever won the American Cup at Madison Square Garden the year of the Olympics would go on to win the all-around at the Olympics.

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