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ABC News UpClose with Nadia Comaneci

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: ABC News
  • DVD Release Date: May 14, 2007
  • Run Time: 22 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000QRIL26
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436,710 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In the 1976 Summer Olympics, Nadia Comaneci, then a 14-year-old Romanian gymnast, did something no one else ever has done. She was awarded the perfect score of 10, not once, but a total of seven times in seven different events. But eventually the little girl who captured the Gold and the hearts of millions slipped into a life of mystery behind the iron curtain. After years of hardship, she defected to the US in 1989 and eventually married fellow Olympic Gold Medalist Bart Connor. They now run a gymnastics school in Norman, Oklahoma.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not worth the 14.95 November 13, 2007
The video is only 20 minutes long. Good information, but not worth 14.95 for 20 minutes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars NightLine Up Close: Interview with Nadia Comaneci December 20, 2007
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I haven't heard much of anything about Nadia Comaneci since she defected to the USA back in the late 1980's, so I was glad this DVD was available for purchase. Though Nadia is one of those kinds of people who will always remain a mystery, in this interview you will discover that she is married to Bart Conner and co-owns a gymasium in Norman, Oklahoma. She and the interviewer watch a video clip of of her 1976 Olympic performance on the uneven bars and she provides her analysis of that as well as her floor exercise routine. There's also a bit where she reads an excerpt from her childhood diary where she discusses how hard she trained.
She also touches on her life behind the iron curtain and her escape. Though this DVD is less than an hour long, I thought it provided some good information about Nadia (since there's not much out there anyway) but I think Nadia will always be the kind of person who will leave you feeling as though you want to know more about her. That's just who she is.
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