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Co·ma·neci

 (kō′mä-nēch′), Nadia Born 1961.
Romanian-born gymnast. In 1976 she became the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Olympic games. She defected to the United States in 1989.

Comaneci

(ˌkɒməˈnɛtʃɪ)
n
(Biography) Nadia. born 1961, Romanian gymnast: gold medal winner in the 1976 Olympic Games where she became the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10; defected to the US in 1989
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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.
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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.
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NADIA COMANECI (Romania, gymnastics) Just 14 in 1976 she scored a perfect 10, won three golds then two four years later.
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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.