Gar O'Quinn

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGarland Deloid "Gar"•O'Quinn, Jr.
Used nameGar•O'Quinn
Born1 July 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States


Gar O’Quinn attended the US Military Academy. He won gold with the team and bronze in pommelled horse at the 1959 Pan American Games. In 1963 he won gold in pommelled horse and with the team as well as bronze in parallel bars at the Pan Ams. O’Quinn trained for the 1963 Pan Am Games at Southern Illinois University.

O’Quinn later earned a masters’ degree in physical education and then earned a Ph.D. from Penn State University. He taught physical education at the University of Texas and then at UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso). O’Quinn retired in 2005. He was inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1995.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Gar O'Quinn
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 53
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 5
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =39 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =61 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =50 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =61 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =88 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =15 r1/2

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