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Nadia still turning heads 40 years on from perfect 10

She celebrates 40th anniversary of her memorable feat at the 1976 Montreal Olympics

Nadia Comaneci, aged 14 then, at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Scoring that first 10 became such a traffic-stopping moment people seem to forget that she went on to collect three gold medals in Montreal, and two more top prizes in Moscow four years later.


SHE was once the ponytailed Romanian teenager excited at the thought of owning coloured socks and eating bubble gum yet Nadia Comaneci went on to captivate the world by performing an Olympic feat that continues to stir the emotions four decades later.

The ponytail is long