At just 14 years old, Nadia Comaneci put on a flawless performance, becoming the first person to ever receive a perfect 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She earned seven perfect 10s and won three gold medals for the uneven bars, balance beam and individual all-around.
An American 10
Retton became the first woman outside of eastern Europe to win the individual all-around gold, which led to celebrity status in the United States. She was named Sports Illustrated's Sportswoman of the Year, and she became the first spokeswoman for Wheaties.RANK: 84 LOCATION: Pauley Pavilion | Los Angeles, Calif. DATE: 8/3/1984 CATEGORY: Summer Olympics