Yep. ROM was the #2 team in the World. Missing were team USSR, specifically Mostepanova, Yurchenko and newcomer Shushunova. Hana Ricna from CZE had the year of her life and Maxi Gnauck was in the twilight of her career w/ dated content (that she executed well) except on the UB. Other than that, the rest of team GDR, CZE, and the BUL team weren't all that much to write home about. If you could somehow politik aside, the US may have been able to get a team bronze in L.A., and MLR may have gotten bronze in the IAAF behind Mostepanova and Ricna (she beat Szabo). Yurchenko had issues and Gnauck / Shushunova tied for bronze at the Alternative Games in Olomouc. MLR could have beaten Gnauck.Mary Lou had to compete against a strong Romanian team, so it wasn't quite a free ticket to the podium
Sorry, can't help myself ....