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Ron Galimore

Class of 2016· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Galimore, one of the country’s top gymnasts, was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, becoming the first African-American to make a U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team.

He was the first four-year NCAA national gymnastics champion and earned the first perfect 10 at a NCAA National Championships. While at Iowa State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in speech, Galimore was a 12-time All-American and was named Athlete of the Year in 1981.

A member of the U.S. Men’s National Team from 1977-81, he holds the record for most U.S. national vault titles at four and is tied for the record of three national floor exercise titles.

After finishing his education at Iowa State and retiring from competition, Galimore participated in two touring gymnastics shows/competitions sponsored by Madison Square Garden, served as the assistant coach for Iowa State, and worked for ABC during the 1984 Olympics Games.

Galimore was the founder and athletic director of the Ron Galimore Athlete Training Center in Tallahassee, Fla., from 1985-94, and a project manager for Marketing and Financial Management, a firm that specialized in sports marketing (1984-85). Currently, Galimore is the chief operating officer of USA Gymnastics, and he resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Loree.