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 (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.
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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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The distinguished audience which witnessed Biles' new feat included HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al Thani, President, Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC); Sheikh Ahmed al Fahad, President, Olympic Council of Asia; Dr Thani bin Abdulrahman al Kuwari, Second Vice President QOC; Jassim Rashid Al Buenain, Secretary-General, QOC; Morinari Watanabe, President, International Gymnastics Federation (FIG); Abdulrahman al Shathri, President, Asian Gymnastics Federation; Husain al Musallam, Executive Member, Olympic Council of Asia; and celebrated gymnast Nadia Comaneci. Biles had arrived in Doha to participate after a year-and-a-half long break from international competition following her four golds triumph at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
As awe-inspiring as her collection of medals is-29 in all, from the continental level to the Olympics, 12 of which are gold-she is best remembered for her classic battles against fellow icons Nadia Comaneci and Ludmilla Tourischeva.
That tweet led to speculation from (http://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/dancing-with-the-stars-athletes-cast-tom-bergeron-hint-nadia-comaneci/) Gold Derby that he "perfect 10" comment was a reference to another Olympic athlete who could be participating in the competition, with the site wondering if gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci, who earned the first perfect score of a 10 at the Olympics under the old scoring system (her success came when she was just 14 years old in 1976), had finally signed on to the show after years of expressing interest, but never having the time in her schedule.