Posted Jul 18, 2012By vwilliams
On this day – July 18,1976 – Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Nadia Comaeci, at the time a 15-year-old Romanian gymnast, won three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. She is also the winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. She is one of the best-known gymnasts in the world. In 2000 Comăneci was named as one of the athletes of the century by the Laureus World Sports Academy.
[insertSlideshowjava xml="http://nhregister.slideshowpro.com/images.php?album=342974" api="newhaven"]
Photos: Stanford Beats Connecticut 88-86 at Maples Pavilion in Stanford on Monday, November 17, 2014.
The Yale Bulldogs defeated the Princeton Tigers, 44-30, Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014 at the Yale Bowl in N
Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Moto
North Branford defeated Morgan 41-40 in overtime Friday night, November 14, 2014 at the Ethel C. Peters Recreationa
(Photographs by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) Cheshire H.S. vs. Amity H.S. in the Class LL girls volley
(Photographs by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) Haddam-Killingworth H.S. vs. Coginchaug H.S. during the C