Nadia Comaneci

By Shae

early life

Nadia Comaneci was born on November 12, 1961 in Onesti, Romania.

Nadia Comaneci was discovered at the age of six by a gymnastics coach, Bela karolyi. One year later when she was 7 she began competing.

Her role model was Olga Korbut who was a famous Olympic Gymnast back then.

She began training eight hours a day, six days a week when she was 12. She evenchaly got very good at gymnastics and stared to win almost all of her gymnastics competitions.


Nadia thrilled the worlds in the 1976 Olympic games at age 14.

She earned seven perfect scores and five medals, including three golds, and was the first gymnast to ever earn a perfect score in Olympic competition.

Quick Facts


Age 54

Zodiac sign Scorpio

In 1976 she became judge and coach

Became a U.S. Citizen in 2001