Female Olympic Champions: sportswomen who made history
  
Nadia Comaneci
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Nadia Comaneci


Born: 12th November, 1961.

Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci won not one, not two, but three gold medals at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 — and another two in Moscow four years later. She was a champion on the asymmetric bars and the balance beam, as well as at floor gymnastics.

As if that wasn't impressive enough, she was the first gymnast ever to get a perfect 10 score — at just 14 years old. 

With her youth and talent, she became an inspiration to girls all over and can be credited in part for the ongoing popularity of tween gymnastics.  

Photo : Nadia Comaneci ©SIPA



The London Olympics 2012: Olympic special
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2012/07/26
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