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Nadia Com?Neci

Gymnastic stars

A perfect score

Tuesday, 18 March, 2008, 12:00am

Gymnastic stars

A perfect score

There are always winning performances in Olympic gymnastics, but how often are those 'perfect' performances? Olympic judges, like teachers, do not really like giving full marks. But this was not the case with Romania's Nadia Comaneci at the Montreal Olympics.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

An Olympian threat

Gymnastics is generally not my forte, so it was with some surprise the other day that I almost performed a reverse pike flip followed by a Yurchenko vault, and rounded off with a pirouette sequence on the high beam.

14 May 2004 - 12:00am

Frozen In Time

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

JULY 18, 1976

The awed silence is broken by the sound of clicking, as hundreds of cameras capture the perfect moment.

20 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Gymnast beats autism, vaults to success

A 12-year-old autistic girl has proved that disability is no bar to sporting success.

Gymnast Lau Mei-yu gave a dazzling performance at this year's Special Summer Olympic Games in Oregon, United States.

27 Aug 1999 - 12:00am