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50 Olympic moments that stunned the world, Nos 15-1

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Nadia Comaneci Perfect 10 | Nadia Comaneci The girl who inspired a generation of gymnasts Www.Photographingkidssportsforbeginners.Com

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50 stunning Olympic moments: Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10s – in pictures

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

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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)

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50 stunning Olympic moments: Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10s – in pictures

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.

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Béla Károlyi: The somersault svengali

Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci at the 1976 Olympic Games, the first perfect 10 in gymnastics http://www.pinterest.com/crevette46/nadia-comaneci/

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Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci was the first in history to receive a perfect score of 10 in the Olympic #gymnastics Competition.

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Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian gymnast who got the first perfect 10 in the history of gymnastics

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