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Nadia Comaneci Katie Porter Women in Sports November 23, 2009 http://absolutezone.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/nadia-comaneci-olympics-ap760719047-ga.jpg http://worldgymnasticschampionship.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/nadiacomaneci
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Who is she? Olympic Gymnast from Romania Arguably the best gymnast in the world Know for scoring the first perfect 10.0 on a rou Set the stage for present day gymnastics Very influential in the world of              gymnas present day Credited, along with Olga Korbut, for populariz the sport around the world http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/olympics/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20070725/001aa018ff9c08115a3119.jpg
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Comaneci’s early life and  training Born in Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Romania Born November 12, 1961 Began gymnastics in kindergarten Joined local team called “Flame” Coaches were Duncan and Munteanu Age 6 was chosen to attend an experimental  gymnastics school Bela Karolyi Gymnastic School http://media.photobucket.com/image/nadia%20comaneci/acrobat2009/Nadia%20Comaneci/NADIA_COMANECI_197
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Bela Karolyi Comaneci’s coach for 14 years Made her train for eight hours a day/six days a week Never settled for anything short of perfection Accused by other gymnasts of being psychologically  and verbally abusive during practice Criticized weight and body type Lead to students developing eating disorders and low self- esteem http://a.espncdn.com/media/oly/2000/0918/photo/r_karoyli_i.jpg
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Became a member of her hometown team in 1970 Started competing in tournaments in 1970 Competed as a junior in National Competitions in  Romania, as well as Hungary, Italy, and Poland http://img.timeinc.net/time/time100/heroes/slideshows/sports/nadia_04.jpg
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What is she known for? Her clean technique, innovative and difficult  original skills Stoic, cool demeanor in competition On uneven bars  own release called “a kip to front  salto” On balance beam  first gymnast to successfully  perform an aerial walkover and an aerial cartwheel- back handspring flight series, as well as the double- twist dismount Floor exercise  double back salto and a double 
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Youtube Clip A Kip to front salto on the uneven bars 1:08  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_sGN-1prU
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Major Events and Competitions Placed 13th in her first Romanian National  Championships in 1969 (Age 7) Became the youngest gymnast ever to           wi Romanian Nationals in 1970 Competed in her first International Competitio 1971 Won her first all-around title and contributed           
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