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Nadia Comaneci

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Agenda
• Early life
• Competitions
• 1976, 1980 Olympic games
• Achievements
Early life

• 12 November 1961
• Moldava, Romania
• Gheorghe and Stephania
Competitions

• First official competition at the age of


seven in 1969
• She went to train state gymnastic
training school
• Practiced 8*6 hours
• Role model was Olga Korbut
Senior level compétition

• In 1975 she participated


• She entered European championship
• She won 4 gold medals and 1 silver
• She competed American cup
competition in 1976
Olympic Games : 1976

• Olympic games was held in Montreal


• First person to earn a perfect score (10.00)
• She earned seven perfect scores
• Team silver, all-around gold, bars & beam
gold & floor bronze
• Ccomputerized scoreboard not even
equipped to show 10 (it showed 1.00) play
After 1976 Olympic Games.......

• Tough times after 1976 Olympic


games
• Her parents divorced
• Separated her coach Karolyi
• She committed suicide
1980 Olympic Games.......

• Scored 2 perfect 10s on the balance


beam and uneven bars in 1980
• Team, all-around silver, beam & floor
gold
• She was retired in 1984 at the age of
22
Escaped to America.....

• Romania's government regarded her as a valuable


sports person
• Govt feared that she might defect to America
• So they no longer allowed her to travel to Western
countries
• She met Paniat, who helped her in escaping to USA
• She crossed borders of Hungarian, Austria, and
American Embassy
Achievements & Awards

• Won the inaugural American Cup in 1976


• First gymnast to won 3 consecutive all-around
European titles
• Graduated from the Physical Education and
Sports in Bucharest in 1984
• In 1999 she was among the list of the 25
outstanding sports people of the 20th century
Achievements & Awards
(Contd..)

• In 1999 she received the World Sports


Awards of the Century
• Only person to get international
Olympics Committee highest honour
twice
– The Olympic Order(1984 and 2004)
• She is currently the Vice-Chair person
of International Olympics Committee
Her détermination

• She met famous Romanian coach Karolyi

• She participated many gymnastic events

• Failures motivated her a lot to keep


practicing
Her détermination

• She met famous Romanian coach Karolyi

• She participated many gymnastic events

• Failures motivated her a lot to keep


practicing
Her détermination

• She met famous Romanian coach Karolyi

• She participated many gymnastic events

• Failures motivated her a lot to keep


practicing