Saturday, March 22, 2014

Romania: Nadia Comăneci

Nadia Comăneci is Romanian gymnast, winner of 5 Olympic Gold Medals, 3 Olympic Silver and 1 Olympic Bronze Medal at Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980. She is one of best-known gymnasts in the world and  first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. The perfect 10  however was displayed as 1.00 in official event. When Omega SA, the traditional Olympics scoreboard manufacturer, asked before the 1976 games whether four digits would be necessary for gymnastics, it was told that a perfect 10.00 was not possible. Nadia's perfect marks were thus displayed as 1.00 instead.

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