Nadia Comaneci - Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event.On her first day of competition, Comaneci produced a stunning performance on the parallel bars. With unrivalled grace and ingenuity, she completed a flawless routine and was awarded the perfect score by the judges: 10.00
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci performs a routine on the balance beam during the Summer Olympics, Montreal, Canada 1976. Comaneci was awarded seven perfect scores and three gold medals. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Nadia Elena Comaneci is a winner of five Olympic gold medals, and the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event (actually Nellie Kim holds that honor-this article is incorrect). Comaneci was the first Romanian gymnast to win the all-around title at the Olympics. She is also the youngest-ever Olympic gymnastics all-around champion.