Ron Galimore

Ron Galimore
Nickname(s)DaVanche (Ron) Galimore
Country represented United States
BornMarch 7, 1959 (1959-03-07) (age 61)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
College teamIowa State Cyclones

DaVanche "Ron" Galimore (born March 7, 1959) is an American former gymnast.[1] He was the United States artistic gymnastics champion in floor exercise in 1977, 1979, and 1980; and in vault in 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1981. He was one of the members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, although that team was never sent to Moscow because of a U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. He was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal years later.[2]

He served as Chief Operating Officer of USA Gymnastics from 2011 until his resignation on November 16, 2018.[3]


  1. ^ "Ron Galimore (USA)". Gymn Forum. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
  3. ^ "USA Gymnastics Chief Operating Officer Ron Galimore resigns". CNN. November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.

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