I hoped to win a medal and hoped it would be gold. I knew I was good but didn't know I would be the one to score something that had never been done before.
I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.
I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
Everything I do today is because of what I did when I was 14.
Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.
Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
My parents were very loving, but disciplinarians.
I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment.
As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
I have had a few turning points, the first day I entered a gymnastics school at age 6.
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