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 Flag of the United States of America USA
2nd Laura Cutina Flag of Romania ROU
3rd Julianne McNamara Flag of the United States of America USA
4 Eugenia Golea Flag of Romania ROU
5 Silvia Topalova Flag of Bulgaria BUL
6 Elke Heine Flag of Germany FRG
7 Hana Ricna Flag of the Czech Republic TCH
8 Martina Polcrova 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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