Trent Dimas won the gold medal on horizontal bar at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, which was the first gold medal won by a USA gymnast in a non-boycotted Olympics ince 1932. It was also the first gold medal won by an American gymnast on foreign soil since World War II. Dimas competed in college at the University of Nebraska, where he helped them win the team NCAA title. He was US Champion on parallel bars and horizontal bar in 1990 and on the vault in 1991. He also competed at the 1992 World Championships. At the 1991 Pan American Games Dimas won silver in the team event and a bronze on floor. He also won four gold medals at the American Cup, winning the all-around, vault, and high bar in 1991 and repeating on the high bar in 1992.
After retiring from competition after Barcelona, Dimas coached at the University of Arizona and then was an assistant women’s coach at Yale. He tried to come back to make the 1996 Olympic team but that did not make it. He then returned to school at Columbia University, earning a degree in general studies. He and his family later settled in Spain.
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