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Bart Conner

Full name: Barthold Wayne "Bart" Conner
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: March 28, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Oklahoma Sooners, Norman (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Husband of Nadia Comăneci.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Bart Conner competed at the 1976 Olympics when he was just out of high school. He was on the US team at the 1975 Pan American Games, winning a team all-around gold medal and bronze medals on floor and rings. Conner attended the University of Oklahoma, where he was a multiple All-American, graduating in 1984, and received the 1981 Nissen Award as the nation’s top gymnast. In 1979 Conner won the parallel bars gold medal at the World Championships, adding a bronze medal on vault and with the team. He also made the ill-fated 1980 US Olympic team, although an injury made it unlikely he would have been at his best.

Conner continued to compete through the 1984 Olympics but was never again at his best because of injuries, including a torn bicep that almost forced him to miss the 1984 Olympic Trials. He came through in Los Angeles with a gold medal on parallel bars, his best event, where he did a one-hand handstand which was named for him, the Conner Spin. He also placed sixth in all-around.

In 1991, after the fall of Communism in Romania, [Nadia Comăneci] escaped that country and came to the United States where she and Conner re-connected. They became engaged in November 1994 and married in Bucureşti, Romania on 27 April 1996. Conner and Comăneci are still strongly involved in gymnastics, with the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, Perfect 10 Productoin Company, sports equipment shops, and they edit International Gymnast magazine. They also do speaking engagements and charity work.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 46 QR
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 7
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 50T QR
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 44T QR
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 12 QR
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 37T QR
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 56T QR
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 78 QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 6
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 5
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 10T QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 8T QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 12T QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 7T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Final Standings 46 QR
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Qualifying 46 109.35 54.60 54.75
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Qualifying Floor Exercise 50T 17.90 8.95 8.95
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horse Vault 44T 18.50 9.20 9.30
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Qualifying Parallel Bars 12 18.95 9.55 9.40
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horizontal Bar 37T 18.60 9.40 9.20
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Qualifying Rings 56T 18.15 8.95 9.20
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Qualifying Pommelled Horse 78 17.25 8.55 8.70
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 6 118.350
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final 6 118.350 59.150 59.20
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Floor Exercise 6T 9.85
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Horse Vault 2T 9.90
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Parallel Bars 3T 9.90
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Horizontal Bar 12T 9.80
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Rings 6 9.85
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Pommelled Horse 6T 9.90
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Qualifying 4 QU 118.30 59.05 59.25
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Qualifying Floor Exercise 1T QU 19.85 9.95 9.90
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horse Vault 10T 19.65 9.80 9.85
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Qualifying Parallel Bars 1T QU 19.90 9.90 10.00
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horizontal Bar 8T 19.80 9.90 9.90
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Qualifying Rings 12T 19.55 9.70 9.85
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Qualifying Pommelled Horse 7T 19.55 9.80 9.75

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 7
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 1

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Final Standings 50T QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 5 19.675
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final 5 19.675 9.925 9.75

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Final Standings 44T QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 10T QR

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Final Standings 12 QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 1 19.950
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final 1 19.950 9.950 10.00

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Final Standings 37T QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 8T QR

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Final Standings 56T QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 12T QR

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics United States Final Standings 78 QR
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 7T QR
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