The popular Romanian gymnast Nadia Elena Comăneci created Olympic record guides for being the first women gymnast to get the ideal ranking of 10. She was only 14 when she obtained the ideal ranking at the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal for her efficiency on the irregular cafes. Not only that, but she took house three gold awards during those games. She gained two more golds during her profession which are among her nine awards.
At enough time, the Olympic scoreboards couldn't even display a 10 because it was believed that no one would be able to generate an definitely ideal ranking. The panel revealed a 1.00, which remaining Comaneci puzzled as she believed she had done much better.
"I didn't know what that intended," Comaneci, 50, informed The Associated Media. "That's all they could display. I was a little disappointed at the starting because I believed I did better than one."
Comaneci did do better than a one. Her efficiency, by the judge's requirements, was ideal.
Today, gymnasts don't even have a opportunity to ranking the ideal 10. It isn't because they're not excellent enough to try. It's because the reviewing program modified six decades ago, 30 decades after Comaneci got the ranking.
The Worldwide Gymnastics Federation recognized the new reviewing program in 2006, before the 2008 China Olympic games. A higher ranking is regarded to variety in the 15's and 16's. So reviewing a 10 these days would be fairly bad.
Although the 2012 Olympic Games are ongoing in London, uk, Comaneci still desires they restore the old ideal 10 reviewing program.
"I think gym was associated with a 10. I believed that belonged to the game and somehow we provided it away," she said. "I think we missing a lot of lovers.
"It's a little bit complicated for lovers. I think probably they're going to discover a way to restore the 10."
In inclusion to her five gold awards, two gold awards, and a brown, Comaneci won two globe headings during her 10-year international profession.
At the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Comaneci took house two golds and two silvers, which some didn't discover amazing when in comparison to her three gold awards won at the Montreal Games.
"Nobody shares too much about Moscow," Comaneci included. "It's crazy because I get this all enough time. 'You went to Moscow but didn't do too well.' And I say 'Two gold awards and two silvers I don't think is that bad."