Nadia Comăneci

Romanian gymnast and five-time Olympic gold medalist

Nadia Elena Comăneci (born November 12, 1961) is a Romanian former gymnast.

Nadia Comăneci
Nadia Comăneci at the 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy.jpg

Nadia Comăneci at the 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy

Personal information
Full name: Nadia Elena Comăneci
Nickname(s): Nana
Country Represented:  Romania
Date of birth: (1961-11-12) November 12, 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth: Oneşti, Romania
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Discipline: WAG
Level: Senior international
Gym: National Training Center
Former coach(es): Béla Károlyi; Marta Károlyi
Choreographer: Geza Pozar
Eponymous skills: Comăneci salto (uneven bars)
Retired: 1981

She is famous for scoring the first ever perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics history in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] Comaneci scored six perfect scores in Canada. She was coached by Béla Károlyi. She is married to former American gymnast Bart Conner, who is a commentator for the sport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Nadia Comăneci". U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2012-07-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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