Bart Conner

Bart Conner is known as a retired American Olympic Gymnast. He is most famous for being a member of the United States Men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games and being the winner of two gold medals.

Related Biography: Nadia Comaneci

Background and Age

Bart Conner was born on March 28, 1958. Bart Connor grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois. He first became involved in gymnastics at his local YMCA. Conner joined the gymnastics team at Niles West High School and when he graduated, in 1976, he attended the University of Oklahoma.

While attending college, Conner worked with Coach Paul Ziert as a member of the gymnastics team. Conner was an All-American and won the 1981 Nissen Award for America’s best gymnast. While at the University of Oklahoma, Conner earned 14 NCAA All-America honors, and drove his group to 2 NCAA group titles.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Bart Conner is married to Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci. The couple has one child, a son, named Dylan Paul Conner. They got married in a sumptuous state wedding in Bucharest, Romania. Conner and Comaneci are engaged with a few universal causes including the Executive Board of Special Olympics International. Conner likewise fills in as the Chairman of the Board of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, and a warning board member of the OU College of International Studies.

Conner and Comaneci additionally team up every year with a few key sports groups in Oklahoma City to put on the Bart and Nadia Sports Experience which is designed to urge Oklahoma children to "take ownership" of their wellbeing by taking part for the sake of entertainment, positive sports and wellness exercises.

Career and Net Worth

Bart Conner qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games but was unable to participate due to the boycott initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan. The Soviet Union, which was the host of the 1980 Olympic Games, would later boycott the 1984 Olympic Games. Bart Conner has won medals at every level of national and international competition and is a member of both the USOC Olympic Hall of Fame and the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. He was the first American male athlete to win gold awards at each degree of national and global rivalry. Conner has been a USA Champion, NCAA Champion, Pan-American Games Champion, World Champion, World Cup Champion, and an Olympic Champion.

Conner was a member of three Olympic Teams in 1976, 1980, and 1984. It was in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where he made a dramatic rebound from his second torn biceps injury to win two gold medals, one as a member of the US group. Conner earned his second gold with a score of ideal 10 on the parallel bars.

In 1991, Conner was enlisted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame, and in 1997, he was accepted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

After graduating with a degree in Journalism in 1984, Conner started a new business with Ziert. They now own a few gymnastic related business interests including the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, International GYMNAST magazine, and Grips, Etc. Conner still appreciates his beloved sport as he works as an ESPN TV analyst and public speaker.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 28 Mar, 1958
Age: 62 yrs
Occupations: Artistic gymnast
Gymnastics coach
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Evanston
Education: University of Oklahoma
Gender: Male
Description: Gymnast
Spouse: Nadia Comăneci [M. 1996]
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Jun 28 2020
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