Nadia Comaneci

  • Fauja Singh, 101, dazzles in Olympic Torch relay July 21, 2012

    London: Punjab-born Fauja Singh, who defies age to run marathons, drew the loudest cheers on Saturday as the Olympic Torch was carried by him, Olympic medal winners and leading individuals through London amidst a welcome clear sky and sunshine. Clad in all-white apparel and a matching white turban, the sprightly Singh...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 4 July 19, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Mark Spitz's record haul in the pool in 1972, Mary Peters' age-defying glory in the same edition and Nadia Comaneci's immaculate performances four years later in part...
  • Gymnastics legend Comaneci laments demise of perfect 10 August 4, 2008

    Beijing: Nadia Comaneci has criticised the ruling body of gymnastics (FIG) for dumping the perfect 10.00 scoring system. Her becoming the first gymnast to score a 10.00 during the women's team competition at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, aged just 14, is one of the abiding images of the sport. But when the...