Nadia Comaneci the Perfect 10, Summer Olympics 1976, Montreal. First female gymnast to ever be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. The scoreboard wasn't set up to record a 10 so it read 1.0
Nadia Comaneci, right, watches raging controversy in Moscow on Thursday, July 24, 1980, which broke out among judges and officials following the final performance of Nadia Comaneci of Romania on the balance beam. The Romanians objected to the decision by four Eastern European referees to award Comaneci only 9.85 for the beam routine. (AP Photo)
Nadia Comaneci became an international star during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Comaneci holds the distinction of being the first gymnast to earn a 10 in Olympic competition. Incredibly, Comaneci was only 14 years old when she captured her first gold medal.