Nadia Comaneci: The Incredible Success in the History of World Gymnastics
July 18, 1976, was the most important day in the life of Romanian Nadia Comaneci, and one of the most important days in the history of world gymnastics.
On that day, former Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci became the first athlete to score a perfect 10 at the Olympic Games. The incredible success was registered at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Nadia Comaneci was born in Onesti, Romania, on November 12, 1961. At the age of 6, she was spotted doing cartwheels by the well-known Romanian gymnastic coach, Bela Karolyi. He and his wife Marta were looking for young children to train for the Romanian National Junior Team. Eight years later, Nadia became the star of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, when she earned the first score of 10.