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Olympics – 1980 Moscow – USA Athletes Road To Moscow – Wall Jacenko & Bart Connor


Bart Conner (born March 28, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former gymnast who, as a member of the gold medal-winning men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games…..won an individual gold on the parallel bars.  Conner was also the 1979 World Champion on that apparatus….and robbed of his opportunity to win gold in this discipline at the 1980 Moscow Games….boycotted by Presidential Executive Decision of Jimmy “Peanut Politician” Carter.  Conner currently owns and operates the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Norman, Oklahoma along with his wife, Romanian gold medalist Nadia Comăneci (the perfect 10).  He is also a commentator for televised gymnastics events and an editor of International Gymnast Magazine.  Conner was also part of the 1976 and 1980 USA Olympic gymnastics teams. He won the World Cup in 1979, and the American Cup in 1976, 1980, and 1981. He has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, including those of the US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, International Gymnastics and Oklahoma Sports. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2012

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