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Janet Bachna

Janet Bachna

Inducted into the greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Manager for the US Olympic Team in 1960.

From the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame

A prominent figure in women’s modern gymnastics on the local, state and national levels for 30 years, she was manager for the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team, and served as an official, judge and chair woman or meet director at every AAU national championship, Olympic Trials and World Games Trials for women’s gymnastics form 1954 through 1970. Started the Cleveland-area AAU Junior Olympics gymnastics into the educational system at an AAHPER national convention that year. Awarded a Lifetime Membership in the Ohio Gymnastics Association in 1982 for service to the sport in Ohio.

Further Reading:
Janet Bachna Kent State Gymnastics
Kent State Bachna Retirement Newspaper Announcement
Service Excellence Award from Ohio USA Gymnastics – 2012