Nadia Comăneci named ambassador of 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships

nadia comaneciNadia Comăneci has been named as an ambassador for the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, due to be held in Cluj-Napoca in Romania in April, says

The city was chosen at a European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne in 2015, with the event scheduled for April 10 to 17. Nadia Comăneci, the first-ever gymnast to be awarded a perfect 10 score at an Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, says she is delighted to be given the role.

“I am very honoured for this designation, the European Championships have been and remain the most important competition for me,” Nadia Comăneci, who achieved her perfect score on the uneven bars, said.

“I am glad that Romania, in the beautiful Polyvalent Hall in the magnificent city of Cluj-Napoca, will have the opportunity to welcome gymnasts from across Europe to participate in this edition”, added Nadia Comăneci

Nadia Comăneci won nine European titles during her career.

She was raised in Communist Romania during the repressive years of Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime and fled to the United States for safety in 1989.




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