Kristie Hickley


Outstanding, Primary, Karlin Gray, Christine Davenier, Romania, Gymnastics, Olympics, International, Nadia Comaneci

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Book Review


This book is the story of Nadia Comaneci, the young Romanian girl who became the first to receive a perfect ten for an Olympic gymnastics routine. Nadia was just a girl who loved to climb trees, until a gymnastics coach spotted her cartwheeling around the playground and asked her to join their gymnastics school. She was very talented, but finished in thirteenth place in her first competition. Regardless, she was determined to improve and practiced a lot. She won first place in her next competition and moved onto the Olympic games where she earned seven perfects tens. She continued practicing and performing very well, making her country proud.