Nadia Comaneci clarifies that she’s Romanian, not Russian

Ponca City Now - August 9, 2016 10:47 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Nadia Comaneci wants to make sure everyone knows she's Romanian, not Russian.

Comaneci posted a screengrab to Twitter of a mention on Marie Claire's website of her perfect 10 on the uneven bars at the 1976 Montreal Games. The post shows a gymnast in a red leotard and describes Comaneci as Russian. Comaneci, who runs a gymnastics academy in Oklahoma with husband Bart Connor, says on Twitter, "No… is not me… and I am Romanian."

She was 14 when she scored the first perfect 10 in Olympic history. She won five gold medals overall in the 1976 and 1980 games.

Comaneci is attending the Rio Olympics.

 

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