On This Date In 1976, Nadia Comaneci Becomes The First Gymnast In Olympic History To Score A Perfect 10

Nadia. Her name was whispered excitedly every time she approached an exercise. On the sidelines she was restless, pacing while her competitors sat and waited, occasionally doing difficult backflips with the casual ease of a ballplayer waving a bat in an on-deck circle. Then it was time for action, and as the hush came over the capacity crowd in the Montreal Forum, all the nervousness and little-girl shyness went out of the child-heroine of the XXI Olympiad. Suddenly 14-year-old Nadia Comaneci of Romania was in complete, exhilarating command of her tiny body - and of the worldwide television audience.

Newsweek August 2, 1976

On This Date In 1976, Nadia Comaneci Becomes The First Gymnast In Olympic History To Score A Perfect 10

Nadia. Her name was whispered excitedly every time she approached an exercise. On the sidelines she was restless, pacing while her competitors sat and waited, occasionally doing difficult backflips with the casual ease of a ballplayer waving a bat in an on-deck circle. Then it was time for action, and as the hush came over the capacity crowd in the Montreal Forum, all the nervousness and little-girl shyness went out of the child-heroine of the XXI Olympiad. Suddenly 14-year-old Nadia Comaneci of Romania was in complete, exhilarating command of her tiny body - and of the worldwide television audience.

Newsweek August 2, 1976




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