Teodora and Nadia
Most Sucessful Teanmates and Coach that’s now Gymnastics History
Nadia and Teodora
Nadia Comanec — Teodora’s Teammate
Nadia Comaneci is a retired Romanian gymnast and a five-time Olympic gold medalist, all in individual events. In 1976 at the age of 14, Comăneci was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at an Olympic Game. At the same Games (1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal), she received 6 more perfect 10s on her way to winning 3 gold medals.
Bela Karolyi — Teodora’s Coach
Bela Karolyi is most successful coach in the history of gymnastics. Bela has devised innovative coaching techniques, and his efforts developed 28 Olympians. His students consist of 9 Olympic champions, 15 World champions, 12 European medalists and 6 U.S. National champions, during his years of coaching in Romania and the United States.
Among Bela’s most accomplished and renowned gymnasts are: Nadia Comaneci, Teodora Ungureanu, Mary Lou Retton, Julianne McNamara, Phoebe Mills, Kim Zmeskal, Betty Okino, Kerri Strug and Dominique Moceanu.
Bela retired from coaching after the 1996 Olympics. In 1997, Bela was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Nadia and Teodora – Then and Now