2008 Tyson American Cup
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New York, USA


Madison Square Garden


March 1

All-Around Gold Medalist

Nastia Liukin (USA)

Preceded by

2007 Tyson American Cup

Succeeded by

2009 Tyson American Cup

The 2008 Tyson American Cup was held on March 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

List of Competitors


Rank Athlete Country
1st Nastia Liukin Flag of the United States of America USA
2nd Shawn Johnson Flag of the United States of America USA
3rd Sam Peszek Flag of the United States of America USA
4 Shayla Worley Flag of the United States of America USA
5 Joeline Mobius Flag of Germany GER
6 Jessica López Flag of Venezuela VEN
7 Alyssa Brown Flag of Canada CAN
8 Nathalia Sanchez Flag of Colombia COL

Notable Moments

  • USA's Nastia Liukin 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 fourth gymnast to do this after Nadia Comaneci in 1976, Mary Lou Retton in 1984, and Carly Patterson in 2004.

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