Nadia had the ideal foot size for a gymnast. Her foot size when she competed was seven.
Nadia defected from Romania in 1989.
In 1976, she was awarded the Hero of Socialist Labor award which was the highest honor in Romania. She was also the youngest woman ever to receive it.
Her husband Bart Conner is also a gymnast.
She became a U.S. citizen in 2001.
She was discovered by Bela Karoly when she was six years old.
Nadia is Romanian.
She is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International and is Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Was the only person to appear on the magazine covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated all in the same week.
She collects dolls and has over 200 of them.
She published an autobiography in 1981 called Nadia. In December 2003, Nadia wrote the book Letters to a Young Gymnast.
She is represented by President, Paul Ziert and Associates. Her manager's name is Paul Ziert.
Her parents' names are Gheorghe and Stefania-Alexandrina Comaneci.
Nadia has won a total of nine Olympic medals.
She fluently speaks French and English.
Nadia retired from gymnastics in 1984.
Nadia has done print ads for Danskin activewear (1995) and SWATCH's Olympic Legends commemorative watches. (1996)
She gave birth to a son on June 3, 2006 in Oklahoma City. His name is Dylan Paul.
She currently resides in Norman, Oklahoma.
Nadia was the first person in the Olympic History to score a perfect 10. Nadia went on to score 7 more perfect 10's. She received this score on the un-even bars at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.
She was named after Nadezhda, which means hope, a heroine of a Russian film.
Nadia has a younger brother named Adrian.
Nadia's parents got divorced in 1978.
In 1976, she became the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year.
She is 5'4" tall.
Gold 1976 Montreal - All-around
Gold 1976 Montreal - Uneven bars
Gold 1976 Montreal - Balance beam
Gold 1980 Moscow - Balance beam
Gold 1980 Moscow - Floor exercise
Silver 1976 Montreal - Team competition
Silver 1980 Moscow - Team competition
Silver 1980 Moscow - All-around
Bronze 1976 Montreal - Floor exercise
Nadia married Bart Conner in Spring of 1996. The ceremony was held in her hometown in Romanian at an Eastern Orthodox church. They also have one child together.
Nadia: I don't do many things. But if I do one, I do it well. I don't give half. I don't like not to be perfect.
Nadia: My parents were very loving, but disciplinarians. My dad was always protective of me, and I still feel that he protects me today even though we live thousands of miles apart.
Nadia: I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment. You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people. I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.
Nadia: At 14, you think you compete, you retire and you get a job. I didn't think gymnastics was a career that was going to change my life.
Nadia: If you're an Olympic champion, you can do a lot of things because it can open doors for a lot of things. But once you enter those doors, people don't just come to you and give you money because you're an Olympic champion. You have to do something good. So this is the challenge you have.
Nadia: Too many women are obsessed with their weight. The images we see everyday on TV and in magazines send us the message that every woman should look like a model.
Nadia: I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
Nadia: Do not pray for an easy life, pray to be a strong person.