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59Summer OlympicsThe First Perfect 10

Date / Jul 19, 1976

Location / Montreal Forum | Montreal, Canada

Moment / 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.

Impact / Her performance both helped the Romanian team to second place, and redefined gymnastics and the expectations of female athletes. She went on to compete in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, where she won two more golds and two silver medals.