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