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Nadia Comaneci and Her Childhood and Career Beginning

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The talented and famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci was born on November 12, 1961 in Onesti, Romania and she grew up with her family in her town. She was born in a normal and happy family, her mother was Ştefania-Alexandrina and her father Gheorghe. Nadia wasn't the only child of the family, she has a younger brother named Adrian.

Nadia received the name that she has because when her mother was pregnant with her was watching a Russian movie where the lead actress was named Nadia and she like very much that named and decided to tell her daughter Nadia. The little girl had a hard life because in that time the people were very poor and the people who managed the country were very bad. Since she was a little girl Nad ia started to be a gymnast. When she was at kindergarten she was a member of a local team named “Flame” and with this team Nadia worked a lot like young gymnast.

She was just a little girl because she was just six years old but from that age she had a lot of qualities like gymnast. Nadia started to work with her coaches Béla Károlyi and with his wife but after a while her coach left the country and she needed to work with some others coaches. She was one of the best students from that time and she participated at her first Romanian National Championships in 1969 in 1969. At that moment she finished her number at the 13th place but she wasn1t sad because was her first concourse and she had to study much more to make good jobs.

In 1971, she participated in her first international competition, a dual junior meet between Romania and Yugoslavia, winning her first all-around title and contributing to the team gold. In the next years Nadia went at many other concourses and she received only great titles. At the age of 13 years Nadia went at the 1975 European Championships in Skien, Norway and there she won all-around and gold medals on every event.

She continued her career and her work and in 1976 she went at the American Cup at Madison Square Garden in New York where she received unprecedented scores of 10.0, which signified a perfect routine without any deductions, on vault in both the preliminary and final rounds of competition and won the all-around. It was a great thing for her and was very happy because she became the most famous gymnast from the entire world.

by FW Editor

Tags: 1961, romania, gymnast, childhood, career

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 19 April '10

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