Game 679 | August 3, 2006 | Bela Karolyi
A Hungarian who perfected the Romanian gymnastics training program, Karolyi defected to the United States in 1981. He was in town for a touring gymnastics exhibition. He and his wife have coached nine Olympic champions, 15 world champions, 16 European medalists and six U.S. national champions. Among their students are Mary Lou Retton, Betty Okino, Kerry Strug, Teodora Ungureanu, Nadia Comaneci, Kim Zmeskal, Kristie Phillips and Dominique Moceanu.
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