As the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games approached, international gymnasts had heard that the fourteen-year-old Nadia Comaneci from Romania would be a formidable opponent, but no one suspected that the four-foot-ten athlete would make Olympic history. Nadia's flawless performance won her the first perfect score of ten in international gymnastic history. As the week went on the perfect scores kept coming. She amassed seven perfect tens on her way to winning three golds, one silver, and one bronze medal. Nadia also became the first Romanian to win an Olympic gymnastic gold medal. In 1980, Nadia arrived at the Moscow Olympic Games and once again dominated the competition, winning two gold medals for her performances in the beam and the floor events. Throughout Nadia's twelve-year career she was awarded thirty-one perfect scores of ten.


"Don't pray for an easy life Pray to be a strong person"

-Nadia Comaneci