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13 Olympians Featured in General Conference Talks


Nadia Comaneci

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In the 1976 Olympics, Romanian athlete Nadia Comaneci was a 14-year old gymnast. She scored seven perfect 10s and earned three gold medals, a silver medal, and a bronze medal. Four years later in the Moscow Olympics, she earned two additional gold medals and two silver medals. 

Nadia Comaneci was one of the Olympians Elder William H. Bennet mentioned in his October 1976 general conference talk "Our Goal is Perfection."  He said:

"Just a few weeks ago the summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Canada. Were you watching on TV when that fourteen-year-old Rumanian girl, Nadia Comaneci, obtained a perfect score of ten in four of her performances, and one other girl did it once?"
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