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Peter Vidmar

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePeter Glen•Vidmar
Used namePeter•Vidmar
Born3 June 1961 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsUCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Peter Vidmar competed for UCLA, winning the 1983 Nissen Award as the nation’s top collegiate gymnast. At the 1984 Olympics Vidmar won gold medals in the team event and on pommel horse, adding a silver medal in the all-around. Vidmar later worked as a television commentator on gymnastics and as a motivational speaker. In 2008 he was named chairman of the US Gymnastics Board of Directors, and served as a co-chairman of the US Olympic Committee Summer Sports Summit. Vidmar was chosen to be the US chef de mission for the 2012 Olympics, but later withdrew from that position after protests arose from the LGBT community, because Vidmar, a Mormon, had previously spoken out against gay marriage. Vidmar is a member of the US Olympic Hall of Fame and the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 7
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic =10 r1/1
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic =4 r1/1
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =4
  Rings, Men Olympic =4
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic =1 Gold

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