Nadia Comăneci set the world ablaze with her breathtaking gymnastics routines from a young age and is still widely considered as one of the greatest gymnasts on the planet. At just 14 years old, she left the world speechless with her perfect 10 performance in the 1976 Olympics. After catching the attention and heart of fans around the globe, she quickly turned into a gold-medal-winning gymnast machine.
Soon after her reaching the peak of Olympic glory however, her own world started to fall apart. Before long, everything began to crumble down around her. While she continued to break records with her talent, when the cameras stopped rolling, she was left feeling alone and forced to find her own path. As she was forced to rebuild her life again, the story of her success is filled with struggle, heartbreak, courage and ultimately hope.
Born From Flames
Nadia Comăneci was born to be a gymnast. When she was a young child in Romania, she was quickly recognized for her talent and potential. She joined her first gymnastics team, named Flacara, which translates as ‘flames’ in English. As she was about to set the world on fire, the name couldn’t have been more fitting.
When Nadia turned 14, she was selected to compete in the 1976 Olympics. After giving a record-breaking performance, she made history and left the audiences around the world stunned by her talent. She became a teenage superstar, with so much left to achieve. Still, she couldn’t have predicted the twists and turns that her journey was about to take.