Conner, Bart Wayne | 2012

  • Birth and Death Year | 1958 - Present
  • Induction Year | 2012
  • Profession | Olympian/Entrepreneur
  • Oklahoma Connection | Conner came to the University of Oklahoma on scholarship to be trained by legendary gymnastics coach Paul Ziert.
  • Hometown | Oklahoma City


"I mean who could have known that walking on my hands would lead me to Oklahoma, help me win Olympic medals, allow me to meet and marry Olympic legend Nadia Comaneci, allow us to have a terrific son, and connect us with a variety of non-profit causes that are important to us?" - Bart Conner, 2012

Fun Fact

Bart Conner is married to Olympic Gold Medalist Nadia Comaneci from Romania, the first ever to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics.


Bart Conner is the only American gymnast to win Gold Medals at every level of national and international competition. Conner has been a USA Champion, NCAA Champion, Pan-American Games Champion, World Champion, World Cup Champion, and an Olympic Champion. He was a member of three Olympic Teams—1976, 1980, and 1984. It was during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where he made a dramatic comeback from his second torn biceps injury to win two Gold Medals.