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1984 McDonald's American Cup
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New York, USA


Madison Square Garden


March 17-18

All-Around Gold Medalist

Mary Lou Retton (USA)

Preceded by

1983 McDonald's American Cup

Succeeded by

1985 McDonald's American Cup

The 1984 McDonald's American Cup was held on March 17-18 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

List of Competitors


Rank Athlete Country
1st Mary Lou Retton 800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) USA
2nd Laura Cutina 600px-Flag of Romania ROU
3rd Julianne McNamara 800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) USA
4 Eugenia Golea 600px-Flag of Romania ROU
5 Silvia Topalova 800px-Flag of Bulgaria BUL
6 Elke Heine 800px-Flag of Germany FRG
7 Hana Ricna 800px-Flag of the Czech Republic TCH
8 Martina Polcrova 800px-Flag of the Czech Republic TCH

Notable Moments

  • USA's Mary Lou Retton upheld the idea that the gymnast who wins the American Cup at Madison Square Garden the year of the Olympics wins the all-around at the Olympics. She was the second gymnast to do this after Nadia Comaneci in 1976.

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