35 years since history was made

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35 years ago Nadia Comaneci made history at the 1975 Montreal Olympics by scoring a perfect, unheard of 10.00 on the Uneven Bars.

Nadia began gymnastics at an early age in a new gymnastics club “The Flame” in 1967 where she was coached by Marta Karolyi. In 1969, she joined the Karolyi’s new experimental gymnastics school where Marta was her main coach,she was assisted by Bela. In short, Nadia won a string of titles in her early years, in 1970 she became the youngest gymnast to ever win the Romanian Nationals as part of the team. Her first major success was at the European Championships in 1975 which was a springboard to her soon to be historic success at the 1976 Olympics. In Norway she won the All Around Gold, gold for Bars, Beam and Vault and silver for Floor.

On July 18th 1976 Nadia earned a perfect 10 on the Uneven Bars during the team compulsaries. She followed this up on July 19th with a perfect 10 on Bars and Beam during the team optional exercises to help secure the silver medal for Romania. On July 21st during the All Around competition Nadia scored a perfect 10 on both bars and beam earning the gold medal. On July 23rd she secures two more perfect 10’s during the event finals on bars and beam. She also places third on floor.

This launched Nadia into the spotlight and to date she is still one of the best know former Olympians. There are many books and articles available about her. I enjoyed the book “Letters to a Young Gymnast”, written by Nadia which tells her story.  You can read more about Nadia on Wikipedia or on an unofficial fan website.

Since a young girl, Nadia has always been a hero of mine, a beautiful gymnast. When I first got involved in gymnastics I always remember my parents telling me about seeing her on television, it was only years later when the internet and YouTube became available that I could see these routines for myself. The young gymnasts that I coach, who’s heroes include Nastia Liukin, Beth Tweddle and Shawn Johnson know her as “the girl who got 10”, wait until they release how truly beautiful a gymnast Nadia was.

Let’s take a look at those amazing routines:

Bars

Bars

Beam

Floor

Vault

Vault

Thank you Nadia for everything that you have given (and still continue to give) the gymnastics World. Thank you for giving me inspiration when I was a young gymnast.

One Comment

  1. YESS YESSSSSS WE I REMEMBER THAT FOR FAMOUS AND HISTORY LEGLANDERY THAT NADIA COMANECI & BELA KAROLYI I’M DEAF = RONALD LEE SCOLES, FOR HISTORY LEGLANDERY ARE WRITER FOR THE “NADIA” IN MOVIES!
    RONALD LEE SCOLES ON WIKIPEDIA FOR RLSGYMNAST.
    WE I LOVEEE NADIA COMANECI IS 10 10 10 10 10.00 IN GOLD MEDAL PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT NADIA COMANECI IS BODY GREAT GYMNAST! BY RLSGYMNAST.

    I’m Deaf & Ronald Lee Scoles = Rlsgymnast in 35-years on
    karolyi’s gymnastics as bela karolyi & marta karolyi,
    35 years ago Nadia Comaneci made history at the 1975 Montreal Olympics by scoring a perfect, unheard of 10.00 on the Uneven Bars.

    Nadia began gymnastics at an early age in a new gymnastics club “The Flame” in 1967 where she was coached by Marta Karolyi. In 1969, she joined the Karolyi’s new experimental gymnastics school where Marta was her main coach,she was assisted by Bela. In short, Nadia won a string of titles in her early years, in 1970 she became the youngest gymnast to ever win the Romanian Nationals as part of the team. Her first major success was at the European Championships in 1975 which was a springboard to her soon to be historic success at the 1976 Olympics. In Norway she won the All Around Gold, gold for Bars, Beam and Vault and silver for Floor.

    On July 18th 1976 Nadia earned a perfect 10 on the Uneven Bars during the team compulsaries. She followed this up on July 19th with a perfect 10 on Bars and Beam during the team optional exercises to help secure the silver medal for Romania. On July 21st during the All Around competition Nadia scored a perfect 10 on both bars and beam earning the gold medal. On July 23rd she secures two more perfect 10′s during the event finals on bars and beam. She also places third on floor.

    This launched Nadia into the spotlight and to date she is still one of the best know former Olympians. There are many books and articles available about her. I enjoyed the book “Letters to a Young Gymnast”, written by Nadia which tells her story. You can read more about Nadia on Wikipedia or on an unofficial fan website.

    Since a young girl, Nadia has always been a hero of mine, a beautiful gymnast. When I first got involved in gymnastics I always remember my parents telling me about seeing her on television, it was only years later when the internet and YouTube became available that I could see these routines for myself. The young gymnasts that I coach, who’s heroes include Nastia Liukin, Beth Tweddle and Shawn Johnson know her as “the girl who got 10″, wait until they release how truly beautiful a gymnast Nadia was Rlsgymnast.

    Let’s take a look at those amazing routines: Bars

    By Ronald Lee Scoles = Rlsgymnast
    Karolyi’s Gymnastics/History Leglandery.

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