BART CONNER AUTOGRAPH
Bart Wayne Conner was born March 28, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. Conner is a former American 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 the parallel bars. Conner is the only American male gymnast to have won gold medals at every level of competition, including international, national and collegiate. Conner currently owns and operates the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Norman, Oklahoma along with his wife, Romanian gold medalist Nadia Comaneci. He is also a commentator for televised gymnastics events and an editor of International Gymnast magazine. He has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, including those of the US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, International Gymnastics, and Oklahoma Sports. Following his high school graduation in 1976, he went on to join the United States team as its youngest member at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Conner and Nadia Comaneci were engaged on November 12, 1994, (Nadia’s 33rd birthday), and married on April 27, 1996 in Bucharest, Romania.
They currently own the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, Perfect 10 Production Company, and several sports equipment shops, and are editors of International Gymnast magazine. They also are heavily involved in charity work. Conner has appeared in films in 1986 and 2006. In 1986, he played a character named Bart in the cult BMX film Rad!. In 2006 he appeared as himself in two movies about gymnastics, Stick It and Peaceful Warrior. In 1997 Conner was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Conner has long been associated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, better known to some as “Jerry’s Kids.”
Original Bart Conner Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 inch Index Card. Regular Price – $ 80.00 / Sale Price – $ 36.95.
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