The first olympic gymnast to get a perfect 10 was Albert Sequin. He got it on the sidehorse and his score was 10000.
Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in Olympic competition.
Nadia Comaneci, A Romanian Gymnast, winner of 3 olympic gold medals was the first ever to achieve a perfect 10 in Gymnastics.
The first AMERICAN gymnast to score a perfect '10' was Mitch Gaylord in 1984
Albert Sequin. He was also the first to get a perfect 10.
The first female gymnast to get a full 10 on 10, is the Romanian gymnast Nadia Commenci.
Shawn Johnson is one of the best American Gymnasts. Nastia Liukin is very good too. But, Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to get a perfect 10 in Olympic Gymnast history.
The Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci (nod-yuh keo-man-eech) was the first Olympian to be awarded a perfect score of 10. She got 6 more 10s, just to prove the point. This is a bit misleading, though, as Albert Sequin in 1924 earned a perfect score of 10,000, but that is not '10'. So, the answer is: Albert Sequin earned the first perfect score in Olympic gymnastics, but Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect '10'.
2 records. She was the first gymnast to ever score a perfect 10 and the youngest Olympian to receive a Olympic gold medal.