This is the unbelievable story of Nadia Comăneci, a Romanian gymnast who despite facing all the difficulties life threw at her, achieved the greatest feats in the history of The Olympic Games.
A Star Is Born
Nadia Comăneci was born to Gheorghe and Ștefania Comăneci, a Romanian Orthodox couple, on November 12th, 1961 in Onești, Romania. The small city didn’t know yet who had been born into their population.
It’s In The Name
Gheorghe and Ștefania’s first child got her name because of a movie that her mother had watched. The Russian movie’s heroine’s name was “Nadya”, meaning “hope”. This name would carry on its legacy through Nadia Comăneci.