Although part of a mentoring series (Letters to a Young Lawyer ; Letters to a Young Chef ; etc.), this memoir is less about motivating aspiring. Letters to a Young Gymnast is written for one person but the lessons inside can apply to everyone. She has a great take on sacrifice, a word that is often used in. Of the many books I have read, Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci remains one of my favourites. As a gymnast and fan, I have a more than slightly.

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De todas maneras, es imposible hacer un comentario sin ponerme subjetiva. Those are the Tkatchev skills, a family of skills done on the uneven bars with a gymnaxt exponential number of names and nuances. The training and the love of the sport must have been a protective oasis for the youngsters in this program.

But before we can start watching the meets, let’s dive into each team’s standing, who they added and lost, and what may be to come in the season. Nov 09, John Rapp rated it it was amazing. A gymnast may be able to perfectly execute her routines in practice, but if she is not mentally ready to face the crowd, judges and her own nerves, she will not perform to the best of her ability.

A theme I noticed early on in the book is the author’s appreciation younb the evolution of her sport.

As far as I could tell, Nadia wrote this book herself, not using someone else to transfer her memories to the written page. Then clmaneci the Moscow Olympics Nadia ykung two more gold medals and two mor Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to ever receive a perfect 10 score in Olympic gymnastics in at the Olympics in Montreal, Canada. To ask other readers questions about Letters to a Young Gymnastplease sign up.


Book Review: ‘Letters to a Young Gymnast’ by Nadia Comaneci

Some of the rumours surrounding her appear to be unfounded; she younng not wealthy and her relationship with the son of Ceausescu was not as it appeared. The writer delves into the Karolyis’ defection ypung the country, and later her own, describing the intense fear, uncertainty and risks associated.

Nadia continues to describe her life under communist rule and the dead-ends where she found herself when she eventually decided to make the toughest youg of her life–to defect to the United States. May 22, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: As a gymnast and fan, I have a more than slightly obsessive knowledge of gymnastics today, but the book transported me to a world that I had never experienced before; gymnastics in the late 20th century.

FloGymnastics will be covering the Elevate the Stage meets once again in It is interesting to wonder if she ever could have developed her skill and love of gymnastics in a less regimented environment?

I enjoyed reading Nadia Comaneci’s autobiography.

Letters to a Young Gymnast

Enjoy the process because preparation is everything. Although the title of the book may suggest that the target audience is children, I personally found I could relate to and enjoy the book more now as a fifteen year old, than I could when I first read it at eleven. In the US, where the media looks for stories of conflict, it is bound to find criticism of Bela from disappointed young gymnasts. I have now passed the book on to my girls to enjoy. While I attributed it to confusion, I hadn’t understood how it came about.


Hosted by Aerial Athletics in San Antonio, Texas, the Alamo Classic is a start to the club gymnastics meet season that gathers many talented gymnasts in a competitive arena. It was interesting to hear in her own words how she ended up where she is today. Her story of her defection from Romania is very interesting as well. View Full Version of PW.

Nadia was born inand I was interested to read about her life and what happened to her after she defected to the United States. Comaneci is a very focused and very disciplined athlete. If you want to be 1, and cmoaneci willing and able to do the work, he is clearly your “go to” guy. Her story doesn’t end happily there, though; she has many years of hardships and misunderstandings comanneci the U.

It really sets the record straight!

She tells you her whole ordeal of living in a communist country while trying to become a gymnast. The part I can most relate to is the hard and grueling practices.

Feb 17, Manon rated it it was amazing.