Nadia Elena

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Nadia Elena was born in Onesti, Romania back in 1961 to Gheorghe and Stefania. She graduated from the Politehnica University in Bucharest with a degree in sports education. In 1970, she began competing as a member of her hometown team in gymnastics, she was only 7 at that time.

In 1975, at 13 she won the European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. While you may not know Nadia certainly you’ve heard of Nadia Comaneci, in 1976 she made history at the Montreal Olympics being awarded the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics for her routine on the uneven bars. Believing no one was able to get that perfect score the scoreboard was not programmed to display that score, thus it appeared as “1.00,” the only means by which the judges could indicate that she had indeed received that perfect 10 score.

During the rest of the Montreal Games she received perfect 10’s six different times. She was the first Romanian to be awarded a gold medal for gymnastics. She holds the record for being the youngest Olympic gymnastics all-around champion ever. She defected to the United States in 1989. As far as I can tell she currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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She was such a joy to watch...such dedication at such a young age to a sport she obviously loved.

Jul 21, 2019 03:11 AM #3
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

She was a phenomenal gymnast.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 21, 2019 03:49 AM #4
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Yes thery are still here in the Oklahoma City area in Norman where OU is located.

Jul 21, 2019 04:01 AM #5
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Watching her performance gave me the chills, she was wonderful.

Jul 21, 2019 05:05 AM #6
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Good morning James. 1961 and Nadia was all I needed for an accurate guess. Saw her 10 performance on TV. Wow, is all that can be said! About her performance and my guess! Enjoy your day and hit them straight 

Jul 21, 2019 05:33 AM #7
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Good morning, James - she definitely helped to change the world of gymnastics.  

Jul 21, 2019 05:49 AM #8
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 Nadia‘s name is synonymous with gymnastics. Thank you for sharing her history with us this morning James Dray 

Jul 21, 2019 05:50 AM #9
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Who doesn't remember Nadia's performance and that first perfect score, James? She inspired several generations of young gymnasts. Hard to believe it's been 40+ years... seems like yesterday to me.

Jul 21, 2019 07:24 AM #10
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Definitely one of the biggest names in gymnastics and it was really fun to watch her do her thing!

Jul 21, 2019 07:30 AM #11
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Good morning James Dray - yes, that is a great story.  I think she is now working with Olympic athletes.

Jul 21, 2019 08:02 AM #12
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Hi James Dray - The very first word, I knew exactly who you were talking about. She turned gymnastics upside down!

Jul 21, 2019 08:20 AM #13
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James,

We remember Nadia very well.  And we remember her 6 gold medals.  She made history, and I knew from the title who you were referring to.  A

Jul 21, 2019 08:37 AM #14
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Hello James, I remember watching all of her performance and was so impress with her.

 

Jul 21, 2019 08:41 AM #15
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Watching "little" Nadia perform was seeing history in the making. Her performances were unbelievable and fully deserved her 10's. America's bi-centennial Summer was fabulous also!

Jul 21, 2019 12:21 PM #16
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Hi James- I do remember watching her performance and loved it. So much training and time went into it! Her hard work paid off for her. 

Jul 21, 2019 03:17 PM #17
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James, anyone who watched Gold Medalist, Nadia Comaneci in the 1976 Olympics, will always remember her excellence, skill and talent, and exquisite professionalism.

Jul 21, 2019 04:09 PM #18
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I watched those Olympics & remember her impressive routines to earn those perfect scores. Her performances were legendary.

Jul 21, 2019 05:55 PM #19
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Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this interesting piece of modern history.  I remember seeing the perfect 10 - and marveling at how anyone could do something so perfect.  She was indeed a very passionate person about her sport and life in general.

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James,

I remember watching and marveling at her perfect 10 performance.

Jul 22, 2019 12:48 PM #21
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James,

Nice post. I just wanted to also thank you for the follow. Cheers.

Jul 22, 2019 12:48 PM #22
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