1980 American Cup
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New York, USA


Madison Square Garden


March 8-9

All-Around Gold Medalist

Tracee Talavera (USA)

Preceded by

1979 Dial American Cup

Succeeded by

1981 American Cup

The 1980 American Cup was held on March 8-9 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Madison Square Garden would not host the American Cup again until 1982.


Rank Athlete Country
1st Tracee Talavera Flag of the United States of America USA
2nd Emilia Eberle Flag of Romania ROU
3rd Marcia Frederick Flag of the United States of America USA
4 Dumitriţa Turner Flag of Romania ROU
5 Vera Cerna Flag of the Czech Republic TCH
6 Franka Voigt Flag of East Germany GDR
7 Anita Sauerova Flag of the Czech Republic TCH
8 Erika Flanders Flag of Hungary HUN

Notable Moments

  • USA's Tracee Talavera is the exception to the idea that the gymnast who wins the American Cup at Madison Square Garden the year of the Olympics would win the all-around at the Olympics. Despite winning at Madison Square Garden and being named to the team for the 1980 Olympics, the USA boycotted the Olympics that year.

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