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Nadia Comaneci

(Famous Gymnasts of the Past)

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Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci (Romania) as a young gymnast in 1980, and as an adult

(Photo at left)© Tony Duffy / Allsport / Getty Images; (Photo at right)© John Hayes / Getty Images
Perhaps the most famous gymnast of all time, Romanian Nadia Comaneci scored the first perfect 10.0 in Olympic history, then continued to dominate the 1976 Olympic Games with seven total 10.0s and three gold medals, including the women's all-around.

Nadia Comaneci defected from Romania in 1989 and married American Olympic gymnast Bart Conner in 1996. They have one child, Dylan, born in 2006. The couple co-own the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, and are also involved with International Gymnast magazine, Perfect 10 Productions, Inc. (television production) and Grips, Etc. (gymnastics supplies). In 2008, Comaneci appeared on Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice and was fired on the second episode.


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