Nadia Comaneci (2013)

Induction Sponsored by

Lou Kerr and The Kerr Foundation, Inc.

Nadia Comaneci’s perfection at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal will forever be one of sport’s greatest memories. The Romanian gymnast, just 14-years-old, recorded the first “10” in modern Olympic history for her uneven bars routine. She would go on to win gold medals on the uneven bars, balance beam, and all-around, along with a bronze medal on the floor. Two years later at the 1978 World Championships, Comaneci won gold on the balance beam. At the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, Comaneci won gold medals on balance beam and floor, while claiming silver in all-around. Comaneci defected from Romania in 1989. She married former American gymnast Bart Conner in 1996, and the couple live in Norman, Oklahoma where they are business partners with their manager, Paul Ziert, in the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, International Gymnast magazine, Perfect 10 Productions, Inc. and Grips, Etc. She was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1993.