1997 Visa American Cup
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Fort Worth, USA


February 27 - March 1

All-Around Gold Medalist

Elvire Teza (FRA)

Preceded by

1996 McDonald's American Cup

Succeeded by

1998 Visa American Cup

The 1997 Visa American Cup was held on February 27 to March 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. This was the first time the American Cup was sponsored by Visa.

List of Competitors


Rank Athlete Country
1st Elvire Teza Flag of France FRA
2nd Vanessa Atler Flag of the United States of America USA
3rd Ji Liya Flag of China CHN
4 Oksana Chusovitina Flag of Uzbekistan UZB
5 Alexandra Marinescu Flag of Romania ROU
6 Kristen Maloney Flag of the United States of America USA
7 Elena Savko Flag of Belarus BLR
8 Shanyn Maceachern Flag of Canada CAN

Notable Moments

  • Elvire Teza became the first (and to date, only) French gymnast to win the American Cup.

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