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James Hartung

Jim Hartung

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June 7, 1960 (age 62), Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. (

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James Hartung (born June 7, 1960) is a retired American gymnast. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska.


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Hartung was a member of the 1980 Olympic team but did not compete because of the U.S. boycott that year. In 1984, he was a member of the gold-medal winning Olympic Team.

In 1979, Hartung was a member of the U.S. bronze-medal winning World Championships team. He was also part of the 1981 and 1983 Worlds squads.

At USAG national championships, Hartung won the all-around gold in 1981. Over several years, he collected 13 golds on apparatuses.

College competition

Hartung competed for the University of Nebraska and was a member of four straight national championship teams: 1979–1982. He was the all-around NCAA champion in 1980 and 1981. During his career, he also won five apparatus gold medals at NCAA championships. In 1982, Hartung won the Nissen Award (gymnastics's "Heisman").

Post-athletic career

After gymnastics, Hartung became a high level gymnastics judge. Since 2006, he has been an assistant coach of the men's gymnastics team at the University of Nebraska.

Hartung entered the U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame as a member of the gold medal Olympic team in 1984 and then in 1997 as an individual. In 2006, he and his 1984 teammates were inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Hartung is also a member of the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame and the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame.


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