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    Gymnastics - and the queen of the international circuit, Nadia Comaneci, was the centre of attraction during a tour of Venezuela by a Rumanian team.

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    Gymnastics - and the queen of the international circuit, Nadia Comaneci, was the centre of attraction during a tour of Venezuela by a Rumanian team. But the 15-year-old who won three gold medals at the Montreal Olympics did not let the attention distract her from her performance - or practice.

    SYNOPSIS: And although she's a star to everyone else, in the Rumanian team she's treated just like any other member.

    At a training session in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, on Thursday (September 22) she appeared the dedicated artist. Unsmiling, disregarding the newsmen around her, she concentrated on practising her horizontal beam routine.

    After a practice session that was perhaps more worthy of a competition performance, Miss Comaneci allowed newsmen ten minutes for a question and answer period. The questions were routine - how long have you been a gymnast; are you entering the 1980 Moscow Olympics? The answers were brief - since the age of six; and, I don't know.

    The practice was obviously worth it. Her performance that night-certainly on the isometric bars - was almost flawless.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACO7PAVDGKNKJ4HN4P2ZGX18SM
    Media URN:
    VLVACO7PAVDGKNKJ4HN4P2ZGX18SM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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