Monday, August 29, 2005
The teenager who defeated technology
This took place over 30 years ago.....
When a 14-year old girl, weighing 35 kilograms, started playing on the parallel bars in the gymnastics competition in the Olympic Games. She was swimming in the air and everyone was dazzled with her performance.
When she was done, the score showed up.
And you can see it in the picture above:
1.00 out of 10, and the audience was silenced. They were shocked how low that score was.
A few seconds passed before they understood it all, and they went wild.
A score of 10/10 has never happened in gymnastic history before that date, so the scoreboard was not prepared to display a score of 10, there was no room for 10.00. The maximum score which could be displayed was 9.99, so officials had no option but to show a 1.00, la3alla wa 3asa el naas tefham enha 10
That wasn't the only perfect score, she went ahead to score 10/10 six other times during those Olympics.
Nadia Comaneci proved that perfection was not always in the eyes of the beholder.