On July 18, 1976, at the Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, Nadia Comăneci of Romania became the first gymnast to ever score a perfect 10.0 in Olympic competition. She achieved this incredible feat on the uneven bars, and her perfect score sent shockwaves through the world of gymnastics.
Comăneci was only 14 years old at the time, and her perfect score was a testament to her incredible skill and talent. She was also the youngest Olympic all-around champion in history.
Comăneci’s perfect score was so unprecedented that the scoreboard was not equipped to display it. Instead, the scoreboard showed a score of 1.00. This was the highest possible score that could be displayed on the scoreboard at the time.
Comăneci went on to score six more perfect 10.0s during the 1976 Olympics, and she helped Romania win three gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal. She is considered to be one of the greatest gymnasts of all time.
Comăneci’s perfect score was a watershed moment in the history of gymnastics. It showed the world that it was possible to achieve perfection in the sport, and it inspired countless gymnasts to push themselves to new heights.
Here is a quote from Nadia Comăneci about her perfect score:
“I was just focused on my routine. I didn’t even realize that I had scored a perfect 10.0 until I saw the reaction of the crowd and the judges.”
Comăneci’s perfect score is a reminder of the power of sport to inspire and amaze us. It is also a reminder that anything is possible if we set our minds to it.