"Jump off the
beam, flip off the
bars, follow your
dreams, and
reach for
the stars."
Nadia Comaneci
Part 8: World Class Sport...
InspirationInspiration
and Quotesand Quotes
from Sportfrom Sport
AchieversAchievers
Inspiration
and Quotes
from Sport
Achi...
Mo va onalLessons:
 Nadia, the Romanian born gymnast, is one
ofthebest-knownathletesintheworld.She
had a unique career as...
 She was considered as one of the best athletes of the
century. She holds the record for being the youngest
Olympic gymna...
She is married. She is involved in many Olympic and other sports ac vi es, suppor ng the development of
sport. She has wri...
 During the period
1981 to 1989, she
was forbidden to
leave Romania
and her ac ons
were constantly
monitored.
 She fled t...
 "I'm not a dreamer for, you know, I want to go to the moon someday. I
accomplished something when I was young which was ...
References:
h p://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Com%C4%83neci
h p://www.bartandnadia.com/
h p://www2.lhric.org/pocan co/wome...
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Nadia, the Romanian born gymnasts, is one of the best known athletes in the world. She had a unique career as a gymnast and person she was able to reach the top irrespective of extreme demanding circumstances during her career.

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  1. 1. "Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams, and reach for the stars." Nadia Comaneci Part 8: World Class Sport Achievers
  2. 2. InspirationInspiration and Quotesand Quotes from Sportfrom Sport AchieversAchievers Inspiration and Quotes from Sport Achievers Brought to you by: www.dream-it-plan-it-do-it.com
  3. 3. Mo va onalLessons:  Nadia, the Romanian born gymnast, is one ofthebest-knownathletesintheworld.She had a unique career as a gymnast and she was able to reach the top, irrespec ve of extremely demanding circumstances duringhercareer. The reasons for her success as described by hercoachis:  Her physical quali es, namely strength, speedandagility.  Her intellectual quali es, namely intelligence and the power to concentrate andfocuswithdetermina on.  Hercourage.Sheknewnofear.  She would prac se exercises many mes un l she perfected it, without any complaints. She prac sed 4 hours per day, 6 daysperweek. “I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment” “One of the most difficult mes in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989" “I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing produc ve and posi ve things with their lives.”
  4. 4.  She was considered as one of the best athletes of the century. She holds the record for being the youngest Olympic gymnast all-around champion ever. She received the Olympic Order twice. She was the only person to achieve that honour twice. She also received many other accolades.  Her talent was discovered at the age of six by her coach, Karoly. She was chosen to a end his gymnas cs school.  At the age of eight, she had her first major interna onal success by winning many gold medals at the European Championships.  At the age of fourteen, Nadia became one of the biggest stars of the sport by scoring, what was considered as impossible, the perfect 10 at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. She achieved perfect scores at other compe ons following the Olympics.  Nadia's career was not easy. She was living in a communist country ruled by a dictator who interfered with poli cal agendas regarding the career development of this Romanian sports hero. The government intervened with the judges during the European Championships in 1977. The Romanian team withdrew. He interfered by deciding where she must prac se. She was ba ling with stress because of this as well as her parents' divorce. Because of these developments, her fitness and performance suffered.  She returned to top form again during 1978 when she and her original coach were reunited.  Nadia re red from gymnas cs in 1981.  She became involved in gymnas c coaching and administra on in Romania a er her re rement.
  5. 5. She is married. She is involved in many Olympic and other sports ac vi es, suppor ng the development of sport. She has wri en a few books. She is a television commentator and involved in television documentaries. She is involved in many charity organiza ons and the Nadia Comaneci Founda on in Romania.  Under extremely difficult circumstances, Nadia became an Olympic hero through dedica on and hardwork.Sheisnowusinghertalenttoimprovethe lives of underprivileged children and inspires people throughherlifeexperience.  She and her husband are involved in various businesses. They are mo va onal and inspira onal speakers helping individuals and companies.
  6. 6.  During the period 1981 to 1989, she was forbidden to leave Romania and her ac ons were constantly monitored.  She fled the country in the middle of the night, on foot through the snow, before the revolu on in 1989. She became a USA ci zen during 2001.
  7. 7.  "I'm not a dreamer for, you know, I want to go to the moon someday. I accomplished something when I was young which was much more than I expected to," Comaneci said. "My results were much bigger than I ever dreamed about it.”  “Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.”  “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.”  “Other kids had more talent', she maintains, 'but I was the most focused.”  "It would be great if you could discover a way of working very li le and being successful, but there isn't one."
  8. 8. References: h p://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Com%C4%83neci h p://www.bartandnadia.com/ h p://www2.lhric.org/pocan co/womenenc/comaneci.htm h p://www.aarp.org/poli cs-society/history/info-07- 2010/where_are_they_now_nadia_comaneci.2.html h p://www.biography.com/people/nadia-comaneci-9254240

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