Hard to believe that Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci scored the first perfect "10" in gymnastics history nearly thirty years ago! I was too young to watch those Olympics in Montreal in 1976. But as a fan and historian of the Olympic movement, I am a huge Nadia fan.
Wanna check out the first perfect "10" in Olympic history?
Just to put this Olympic moment into some perspective, consider that when the judges posted Nadia's mark, the scoreboard read "1.oo." Aparently, the highest number the scoreboard would register was "9.95."
Of course, the crowd wasn't fooled. They saw the mark and immediately knew they had just witnessed Olympic history. (Click on pic to enlarge)