celebrating the women of the olympics

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Celebrating the Women of the Olympics // Favorite Olympic Legends – Nadia Comaneci

In the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, she became the first Olympic gymnast to ever be awarded a perfect 10 score, won on the uneven parallel bars, followed by 6 additional 10s in the same games.

First Romanian gymnast to win the Olympic all-around title, and at 14 years old, also holds the record for being the youngest Olympic gymnastics all-around champion ever.

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Olympics 2016, 16th August: Jason Kenny celebrates with fiancée Laura Trott after winning gold in the Men’s Keirin to tie Sir Chris Hoy as the most successful British Olympian of all time. Only an hour earlier, Trott became the first British woman to claim four gold medals after winning the Women’s Omnium; she maintains a perfect record at the Olympics, having won gold in every event she has entered. Between the two of them, they have achieved 10 golds and a silver, making them by far the most successful Olympic couple of all time. As it stands, if the Trott-Kenny household was an Olympic country, it would be 13th on the Rio 2016 medals table. They are due to marry in September.

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Silver medalist Yana Kudryavtseva of Russia, gold medalist Margarita Mamun of Russia and bronze medalist Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine celebrate on the podium during the Women’s Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.