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Nadia Comaneci

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Who is Nadia Comaneci? Nadia Comaneci's training isn't the only reason she made history. Bela Karolyi was Nadia's coach. Bela was the other reason Nadia made history. Yes, Nadia did train a lot and work hard but Bela Karolyi pushed her, encouraged her, believed in her, and taught her skills. Nadia didn't teach herself all those skills. Bela Karolyi was also romanian as well as Nadia. He was born on September 13, 1942. So Nadia did work really hard but another reason Nadia made history and became famous was because of Bela Karolyi. Have you ever wondered if Nadia Comaneci had a disease or problem? Well, she did. She had an eating disorder. A lot of gymnasts get eating disorders. They think that they need to lose weight. There are 2 main type of eating disorders: Bulimia and anorexia. Nadia suffered from both. Nadia Comaneci kept telling herself that she was too overweight. She was only 28 then. She was only a size 6. Sometimes when she was having dinner she would a whole lot but then excuse herself to go to the bathroom. The next thing you know she was doing it again. That was a sign that she had bulimia. She would also sometimes not eat at all to not gain weight. That was a sign that she had anorexia. Both eating disorders are life-threatening. Most people that say that they have an eating disorder most likely have anorexia or bulimia. But Nadia had both. It was the first night of the 1976 Olympic Games. The crowd only kept repeating the name, Olga, Olga, Olga. Olga Korbut was famous for gymnastics because she had surprised the judges and fans at the 1972 Olympics. Nadia was only 14 years old and people expected Olga to win again. Nadia was from Romania. She was only 5 feet tall and weighed 86 pounds. Nadia's coach was Bela Karolyi. Nadia was always using her house as a gym as a little girl. She soon discovered that she was in love with gymnastics. At the age of 7, she competed for the first time in the National Junior Championships and finished in 13th place. She always trained after school 3 to 4 hours daily. When Nadia was in the Olympics, on the uneven bars, she didn't know that she was about to make history. All of a sudden her feet landed on her and just stayed there like if they were glued to the floor.
She had done an amazing and highly difficult routine. She looked at the score board then........ A perfect 10! Questions people ask about Nadia Have you ever wondered if Nadia Comaneci ever had to sacrifice anything? Or if she ever got injured like broken a bone? Well, not exactly. But she did fall off of the beam twice and injured her knee. Fortunately, she didn't brake her knee.
When did Nadia retire? Nadia retired in 1981 at the age of 20.
Did Nadia participate in any other Olympic Games? Yes. She competed in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
What other major competitions did Nadia compete in? She was in the 1979 European Championships, 1979 World Championships, 1976 American Cup, 1976 Chunichi Cup, and the 1975 European Championships. Nadia Comaneci did not only compete in the Olympic Games. She competed in many more. She competed for the first time at the age of 7 in the National Championships in 1970. At the age of 13, she competed in the European Championships in Norway. In 1976, she competed in the summer Olympic Games in Quebec, Canada. In 1979, she competed at the World Championships in December. In 1980, she competed in the Olympic Games in Moscow. So now you know other competitions Nadia Comaneci has participated in. These were just a few major ones for Nadia Comaneci. Problem and solution Nadia Comaneci had a problem. Others may not have noticed this. The leader of Romania, had fired Nadia's coach, Bela Karoyli, and pulled Nadia and the rest of the Romanian team out of the 1977 European Championships because of his disagreement with one of Nadia's scores on vault. She was no longer allowed to travel to the West after the 1984 Olympics. She had become a prisoner in her country. Having no where else to turn, she called an old friend and gymnast she had met, and was invited to work in a gymnastics academy in Oklahoma. That friend was Bart Conner. They ended up married and had 1 son, Dylan. Since then, they've been living in Norman, Oklahoma training young gymnasts and promoting the sport. Some people wonder how and why Nadia Comaneci started gymnastics. In this article you will learn that. Nadia loved jumping. She was really active. She loved jumping so much that one time, she broke 4 of her family's couches when she snapped the springs! One day, Bela Karolyi, visited Nadia's school. Bela noticed Nadia and another girl pretending to be gymnasts. He went over to talk to them. But then recess ended. The girls quickly rushed away. He decided he would not leave until he found the girls. He went into every classroom and asked for gymnastic-lovers. At last, he went into a classroom and the girls said, " We do! We do!". Bela took Nadia to his gym to give her a test. Any one who was going to train with him, had to pass the test first. To pass the test, she had to do a long jump, a 15 meter run, and walk on the beam. If they were scared of the beam, they had to go home and couldn't train there. Nadia wasn't scared. She walked on the beam as if it were the sidewalk! She had passed the test. Nadia's parents agreed to let her train at Bela's gym. Works cited Wikipedia/About.comGymnastics
AllAboutNadia.com
Ladies: First Women Athletes Who Made a Difference
http://www2.Ihric.org/pocantico/womenc/comaneci.htm
http://people.famouswhy.com/nadia-comaneci-trails-triumphs- perfect-588415.html
sportsillustrated.cnn.com
kidshealth.org Gymnastic leotards make
you look athletic, flexible,
and pretty. All at the same time while you are exercising and having fun Leotards for Sale!!!
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8. another sickness she had Nadia Comaneci By: Nicole Loustaunau Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci are two famous gymnasts who both made history. Olga became famous when she surprised the judges with her fantastic routine. Nadia became famous when she scored a perfect 10, which was the first time Olympic history. Olga currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nadia lives in Oklahoma. Olga competed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. Nadia only competed in the 1976 Olympics. Olga won 4 Olympic gold medals in total from the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. Nadia won 3 Olympic gold medals in only one time: the 1976 olympics. Olga also won 2 olympic silver medals in total. So Nadia and Olga have some things in common but they also have many differences. G X A Q E E K G I Y P I N J N
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VAULT Description Compare and Contrast Nadia Comaneci VS. Olga Korbut Question and Answer Nadia's coach Cause and Effect Nadia's eating disorders Description Competitions Sequence How she started Description Nadia's problems Table Of Contents Slide 1: Cover Page
Slide 2: Table of Contents
Slide 3: Who is Nadia Comaneci, Description
Slide 4: Nadia Comaneci VS. Olga Korbut, Compare and Contrast
Slide 5: Questions people ask about Nadia, Question and Answer
Slide 6: Nadia's coach, Cause and Effect
Slide 7: Nadia's eating disorders, Description
Slide 8: Competitions, Sequence
Slide 9: How she started, Description
Slide 10: Nadia's problems, Problem and Solution
Slide 11: Leotards for sale, extra #1
Slide 12: Word Search, extra #2
Slide 13: Crossword Puzzle, extra #3
Slide 14: Hot List
Slide 15: Work Cited March 26, 2013 Hot List 1. World Book for students
Type anything you want to learn about and it gives you the info! 2. AllAboutNadia.com
It has lots of facts about Nadia Comaneci 3. A book- Ladies: First Women Athletes That made A Difference 4. Sportsillustrated.cnn.com
Great info on different sports
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