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A look at the career of one of the best-known gymnasts in the world

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Nadia Comaneci dismounts from the uneven parallel bars during a perfect "10" performance at the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, in this July 18, 1976 photo

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Rumanian champion Nadia Comaneci, aged 14, jubilates when scoreboard shows the perfect score of 10 during Olympic Games 19 July 1976 in Montreal.

AFP

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Nadia Comaneci, aged 14, swings of the uneven bars to earn the perfect score of 10 during Olympic Games 19 July 1976 in Montreal.

AFP

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Olga Korbat of Russia, left, smiles along with Romania's Nadia Comaneci in this 1976 file photo, during the balance beam award ceremony at the Montreal Olympics.

The Canadian Press

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>Rumanian champion Nadia Comaneci, aged 14, performs during Olympic beam event 21 July 1976 in Montreal where she was awarded with ten points in two exercices and captured 3 gold medals (beam, uneven bars and general competition)

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Nadia Comaneci does her routine on the balance beam during the 1978 World Gymnastics Championships.

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Former Romanian chamipon gymnast Nadia Comaneci smiles as she is kissed by her fiance Bart Conner, a U.S. gymnastics champion during a press conference on November 22, 1994.

Reuters

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Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci performs in front of the photo of her gold medal winning gymnastics performance at the Olympic Museum exhibition at the Raffles City complex in Singapore Monday, July 4, 2005.

The Associated Press

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Romanian Olympic gold medal gymnast Nadia Comaneci holds the "Legendary Champions" trophy, that was awarded by the Romanian presidency in Bucharest September 15, 2006.

Reuters

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Nadia Comaneci and husband Bart Conner pose for photographs at the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Norman, Ok.

Brett Deering

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Nadia Comaneci poses for a portrait at the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Norman, Ok.

Brett Deering

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