Nadia Comaneci Biography (1961 – )

Nadia Comaneci(born Nov. 12, 1961, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Rom.) -born . Comaneci entered her first international competition in 1972 and won three gold medals. In the 1976 , the first in which a perfect score of 10 was ever awarded in an Olympic gymnastic event, she received an astounding seven perfect scores and won the gold medals for the balance beam, uneven parallel bars, and all-around competitions. In the 1980 Olympics she won gold medals for the beam and the floor exercises. She retired from competition in 1984 and defected to the U.S. in 1989.

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  1. Michael Soeda

    July 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Dear Nadia Comaneci and friends,

    It is very, very wonderful and nostalgic to search for photographs and you tube film of Nadia in her gymnastics prime. Equally to visually see her toaday as an older woman in her 40’s. I was only 10 years old when her attention caught me on telvision from Montreal during the 1976 Olympic Games. I am happy for her that she was able to pursue her dreams in gymnastics and win gold medals. Kind regards, Michael

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