The first AMERICAN gymnast to score a perfect '10' was Mitch Gaylord in 1984
Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in Olympic competition.
The first olympic gymnast to get a perfect 10 was Albert Sequin. He got it on the sidehorse and his score was 10000.
Albert Sequin. He was also the first to get a perfect 10.
Nadia Comaneci of Romania in 1972.
He was the the first male gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Olympics.
Nadia ComÄƒneci of Romania was the first female gymnast to score a perfect 10 in a major competition. She did so at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Now with the new scoring system a gymnast has no limit of what score he or she can get although the highest score used to be a 10
The 2nd person to receive a perfect 10 is Nellie Kim.
It wasn't Nadia Comaneci. When the first perfect 10 was done, she wasn't even born. In 1924, Albert Sequin won gold in the men's sidehorse. His score was 10000, so he was the first to get a perfect 10.