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Today’s Memory – Nadia Comăneci’s perfect 10

Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Summer Olympics

July 18, 1976

Nadia Comăneci made history at the Montreal Olympics. During the team compulsory portion of the competition, she was awarded the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics for her routine on the uneven bars. However, Omega SA, the traditional Olympics scoreboard manufacturer, was led to believe that it was impossible to receive a perfect ten, thus the scoreboard was not programmed to display that score. Comăneci’s perfect 10 thus appeared as 1.00, the only means by which the judges could indicate that she had indeed received a 10.

Nadia Comaneci – First Perfect 10, Montreal 1976 Olympics

During the remainder of the Montreal Games, Comăneci earned six additional tens. She won gold medals for the individual all-around, the balance beam and uneven bars. She also won a bronze for the floor exercise and a silver as part of the team all-around.

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Informații în limba română despre primul 10 al Nadiei Comăneci, găsiți în articolul 18 Iulie în istoria Românilor.


A PERFECT 10 – Nadia Comăneci


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