The 2nd person to receive a perfect 10 is Nellie Kim.
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.
Albert Sequin in 1924
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.
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'.
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.