The Incredible Story of Nadia Comăneci

Nadia Comăneci was born in Romania in a small town in the Carpathian Mountains on November 12, 1961. Her father was an auto mechanic, and she lived with her parents and brother Adrian. They were part of the Roman Orthodox Church, as were many Romanians at that time. Because Nadia was a difficult child with too much energy, her mother enrolled her in gymnastics classes when she was very young.

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