For a long time, the phrase 'in the zone' applied almost exclusively to golfers, but Brolin reminds us that this detached state is a nirvana sought by everyone from snooker player Steve Davis to gymnast Nadia Comaneci
who famously achieved a perfect ten for her uneven bars routine at the 1976 Olympics.
Which country did the 'perfect' gymnast Nadia Comaneci
represent at the 1976 Olympics?
ROMANIAN gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci
has sprung to the defence of compatriot Ilie Nastase over his sexist tirades which marred Great Britain's Fed Cup defeat in Constanta.
Ilie is very patriotic and sometimes he says things that he doesn't really mean 6 it's just Ilie, and he will always be my friend," said Nadia Comaneci
, a Romanian Olympic gold medalist.
Watched by Romanian gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci
, who won the same title for three consecutive years from 1975, Downie maintained the form which has also swept her into an unprecedented all four individual finals this weekend.
BIRTHDAYS: Booker T Jones, soul musician, 72; Neil Young, singer/ songwriter, 71; Kevin Ratcliffe, former footballer, 56; Nadia Comaneci
, former gymnast, 55; Mariella Frostrup, TV presenter, 54; Tonya Harding, former figure skater, 46; Anne Hathaway, actress, 34.
Neil Young, singer/ songwriter 55 Nadia Comaneci
, former gymnast 54 Mariella Frostrup, TV presenter 34 Anne Hathaway, actress AT THE HEART AND SOUL OF YOUR COMMUNITY The Gazette has served the area of Teesside as a local daily newspaper since 1869 and is independent of any political party.
BIRTHDAYS NADIA COMANECI
(55) - Romanian five-time Olympic gymnastic champion.
Romania, gymnastics Comaneci
took the sporting world by storm, aged only 14, at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
(Romania, gymnastics) Just 14 in 1976 she scored a perfect 10, won three golds then two four years later.
40 years on from her 'perfect 10' at the Montreal Olympics, Nadia Comaneci
hasn't yet contained the joy
LONDON: Legendary Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci
said she still vividly remembers her historic Olympic performance at the 1976 Montreal Games where she famously became the first gymnast to score a perfect 10.