Nadia Comăneci: Perfect 10
Corina and I have been enjoying the Olympics this week. Whenever Romania and America are competing against each other, it makes things, well… interesting for us.
In all seriousness, I’ve got to give props. Nadia Comăneci is one of the greatest gymnasts the world has ever seen. See the videos below. Unbelievable.
At the age of 14, Comăneci’s routine on the uneven bars was awarded a perfect ten. It was the first time in modern Olympic gymnastics history that the score had ever been awarded. Since the scoreboards were not equipped to display scores of 10.0, Nadia’s perfect marks were flashed as 1.00 instead. The crowd was at first confused but soon understood and gave her a rousing ovation. Over the course of the Olympics, Comăneci would earn six additional tens, en route to capturing the all-around, beam, and bars titles and a bronze medal on the floor exercise.