Author(s): Nadia Comaneci
If there were such a thing as an 'elder' stateswoman in women's gymnastics today, Nadia Comaneci would win that title as readily as she once won gold medals. From how to live on after you've realised your dream, to the necessity of 'a spirit forged with mettle,' this title includes Nadia's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice.
Nadia Comenici Born in 1961 in Onesti, Romania, Nadia Comaneci made sports history during the 1976 Olympic Games by scoring the first perfect "10.00" in a gymnastics competition. By the end of that Olympiad, she had repeated that feat six more times. Since defecting to the US in 1989, she is an international spokesman for her sport as well as numerous charities. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma with her husband, American gymnast Bart Conner, and their son, Dylan.