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Forum staff reports, Published April 08 2013

Legendary gymnast Bart Conner to visit Fargo this week

FARGO – Bart Conner, the only American male gymnast to win gold medals at every level of national and international competition, will make an appearance at Scheels All Sport on Wednesday and TNT Kid’s Fitness on Thursday.

Conner will be attending a public signing from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Scheels All Sports.

Conner will speak to special-needs children at TNT Kid’s Fitness from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. Conner, who is on the board of directors for Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, travels the world promoting fitness for children of all abilities.

Conner, a University of Oklahoma NCAA champion in the late 1970s, was a member of three Olympic teams in 1976, 1980 and 1984. He won two gold medals during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Conner, who in 1996 married Romanian Olympic champion Nadia Comaneci, has been a television color commentator for numerous high-profile gymnastics meets.