Peter Kormann

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Peter Kormann
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Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1955-06-21) June 21, 1955 (age 63)
HometownBraintree, Massachusetts
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

Peter Kormann (born 21 June 1955)[1] is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach. In the 1976 Olympics, he became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets when he won a bronze medal in the men's floor competition.[2][3][4] Kormann's bronze medal was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in 44 years.[5]

Kormann competed for Southern Connecticut State University under coach Abie Grossfeld. In 1977, Kormann won the Nissen Award (the "Heisman" of men's gymnastics).[6] Peter went on to coach at the United States Naval Academy, the Ohio State University and was named head coach of the USA men's team from 1996 to 2001.

Kormann currently owns Yellow Jackets Gymnastics with his two sons in Massachusetts.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter KORMANN at the International Federation of Gymnastics
  2. ^ Peter Kormann Archived 2 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. shadeglobal.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-30.
  3. ^ Biography: KORMANN, Peter. Usghof.org. Retrieved on 2011-12-30.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Peter Kormann". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  5. ^ Lader, Martin (July 24, 1976) "Olypmics: Part II, Games Enter Second Week With Russians Leading in Medals; Walker Fails to Qualify, Gymnast Kormann Wins Bronze" The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) [1] Retrieved via Newspapers.com, September 23, 2017
  6. ^ Nissen Award
  7. ^ Shuman, Cary (January 7, 2016) "Business is Beaming: Yellow Jackets is Drawing Aspiring Gymnasts from Lynn", The Lynn Journal [2]