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Peter Vidmar

Class of 1997· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Peter Vidmar was a member of the 1984 Men’s Olympic Team which won the gold medal in the team competition. In addition to his team medal, Vidmar was the silver medalist in the all-around at those games.

He’s also well known for scoring a perfect 10.0 in Event Finals to win the gold medal on Pommel Horse. Peter also served as Team Captain at those games.

Aside from his Olympic successes, Vidmar has won medals in major international competitions, including the World Championships, World Cup, and the American Cup, and also success on the national scene as well.

Vidmar started his gymnastics career at the Culver City Gymnastics Club in California. Vidmar made his first World Team in 1979. The U.S. Men brought home a team bronze medal. Vidmar also made his first Olympic Team in 1980, but a boycott prevented him from competing. Eventually, he moved on to collegiate gymnastics at UCLA, where he was coached by Makoto Sakamoto, Isamu Sakamoto, and Art Shurlock. While at UCLA, Vidmar was a 5-Time NCAA Champion, including All-Around titles in 1982 and 1983.

Also, during his collegiate years, Vidmar competed extensively nationally and internationally. In 1981 Peter made his second World Championships Team. He made another World Team in 1983, where he was a High Bar event finalist. Vidmar also recorded two U.S. National All-Around titles in 1980 and 1982. He competed in the American Cup in 1983 and 1984, winning the titles both times.