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Mark Andre Canul

...especially loved watching the Summer Olympics in gymnastics. As kids, we recall watching the 1976 Olympics' with Nadia Comaneci scoring perfect 10s in gymnastics and whooping and hollering when she won. Mark had a passion for reading books and...
Today in history

...water. (Kennedy was able to escape, but Kopechne drowned.)In 1976, at the Montreal Olympics, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci received the first-ever perfect score of 10 with her routine on uneven parallel bars. (Comaneci would go on to...
Moved to dance her from further injury, her mother thought it best to sign her up for gymnastics classes. "I thought I was Nadia Comaneci," Jones said. "I was always jumping up and down and taping myself on the tape recorder." Now 23, Jones has...
This WeeK
Next American gymnasts tumbling onto scene

...again before finding out on Tuesday that, instead, she would be making her senior debut in the event that has sent Nadia Comaneci, Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin to Olympic titles."It was amazing just to be here," she...
Douglas wins AP female athlete of the year honors

...Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.No female Olympic champion has gone on to compete at the next Summer Games since Nadia Comaneci. But Douglas is still a relative newcomer to the elite scene - she'd done all of four international events before...
Romanian gymnastics team gives up two all-around medals

...the all-around gold was crushing for the wispy teen, whose dark coloring and pixieish charm evoked memories of Nadia Comaneci, Romania's last Olympic darling. Even the IOC acknowledged that Raducan's case is not like most others. She...
Busy venues, tight security

...have that little bit of being tied to it," Kimberly said. She collected autographs from gymnasts Bart Connor and Nadia Comaneci and met the American bobsled team and several snowboarders. One of the highlights, she said, was seeing a demonstration...


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