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Nadia Comaneci Received the First Perfect 10 on Uneven Bars In...

By Briennewalsh @BrienneWalsh
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Nadia Comaneci received the first perfect 10 on uneven bars in Olympic gymnastics history, in 1976. Since then, the scoring system has changed, and there is no consistent way to achieve a perfect mark.

Watching the routine, it makes you appreciate how simple it must have been for the average viewer to watch an event. Comaneci was graceful, she was clean, and she landed her simple dismount with ease.

Today, you’re like, if one of these bitches doesn’t fall flat on her face, or hop when she lands, she’s going to get a great score. Otherwise, it’s all “holy shit, can the body really do that?” and muscularity and force.

I am happy Gabby Douglas won the gold in the women’s individual all-around competition yesterday, but I have to say, I would choose watching Victoria Komova, the Russian who won the silver, over Douglas any day. Because Komova, despite the fact that she’s technically less adept, was like a silver fish swimming through water. The Americans, on the other hand, were like cannonballs. 

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