Nadia Comaneci Scores first 10.0 ever in Gymnastics-Montreal Olympics-this day in 1976

 

On this day in 1976 at the Montreal Olympic games Nadia Comaneci, a 14-year-old Romanian gymnast became the first to ever score a 10.0 for a performance. She did it on the uneven bars. When the score came up there was confusion- the scoreboard read 1.00. They had never thought anyone would ever get a 10.0 so they weren’t prepared for such an event. Nadia would eventually make getting a 10.0 routine. She would have 6 10’s in those games on her way to 3 gold medals. She was one of biggest stars of that olympic games. She would go on to win 2 more gold medals at the Moscow Games in 1980 [which we didn’t see here in the US because the decision of a bone-headed president to boycott those games.} She retired from competition in 1981.

Nadia Comaneci is now a naturalized citizen of the United States and married to former U.S. gymnast Bart Conner. They had their first child in 2006.

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9 responses to “Nadia Comaneci Scores first 10.0 ever in Gymnastics-Montreal Olympics-this day in 1976

  1. *sarcasm on* who was that bone headed president? why i bet it was your best friend jimmy wasnt it. man that guy was just everywhere. no wonder you and he are such friends.

    • just trying to keep my streak alive..3 or 4 days in a row now of insulting the worst president of the 20th century…

    • I was 15 then- and watched every televised moment of the games. of course you didn’t get non stop coverage like you do today.. i wish i had been around to have seen the 60 games in rome…

    • yes.. you know what i do in bookstores.. you always find carters books in the bargain section.. i always turn them the other way or put another book in front of them… my little..getting back at carter for the 70s

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