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Who’s the greater celebrity in Romania: Nadia Comaneci or Simona Halep?

Just curious. Comaneci from when artistic gymnastics used to be great.

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Nadia lives in the US and was rather absent from the Romanian media lately. Hard to estimate the number of Romanians that heard of Nadia vs Halep. A fair comparison could be made some five years after Halep retires, imo. Anyways, Nadiamania in the mid 70's was clearly bigger and was one of the main factors for Romania's dominance in the gymnastics for three decades.
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Right now i would say simona. Hagi and simona are the 2 goats in Romania
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Re: Who’s the greater celebrity in Romania: Nadia Comaneci or Simona Halep?

Oh please... Nadia is a GOAT. One of the best there ever was. Revolutionized the sport. Made history, not just in Romania, but the world.
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Halep is the prisoner of the moment, it has to be Comaneci on the long run

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Re: Who’s the greater celebrity in Romania: Nadia Comaneci or Simona Halep?

Obviously Halep is better known now since the peak of Comaneci's popularity was over 40 years ago, but in her day, Comaneci was one of the most famous people (not just athletes) in the world. It's really not comparable.
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Comaneci is obviously in a different category that transcends sport. i have zero interest in gymnastics and was born after her Olympic success and i still know who she is/what she achieved. Dominating an Olympic sport has much more significant worldwide impact.
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Oh please... Nadia is a GOAT. One of the best there ever was. Revolutionized the sport. Made history, not just in Romania, but the world.
Ok, but who is she excatly?
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Re: Who’s the greater celebrity in Romania: Nadia Comaneci or Simona Halep?

It's hard to make a comparison.
Nadia is obviously better known around the world because she created history for an entire sport.
Simona obviously created history for Romanian tennis, and is the talk of the town, while Nadia is revered, and her name passed down to younger generations.
To note that Nadia managed to keep her name relevant trough her activities in Romania, and befriending and following Simona around.
I guess that right now the 35-40 age bracket and up that love all sports have a hard time balancing the two.
My guess that the younger ones favor Simona at the moment, but like it was said, only after she retires will we know how they stand.

As for the greatest celebrity for Romanians, I think that Hagi still outclasses them, even though he is not as well known outside Europe as the other two.

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Just curious. Comaneci from when artistic gymnastics used to be great.
Do you think that we need this kind of comparisons?!?
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Re: Who’s the greater celebrity in Romania: Nadia Comaneci or Simona Halep?

Simona has the "Present". But I don't know what Father Time will lay ahead of her.
Nadia was something else. Because of her, the Canadian Olympics will remain unforgettable.
Because of her, ten thousand of girls in Iraq (and in other parts of the world) were called Nadia!
So time will tell...
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Re: Who’s the greater celebrity in Romania: Nadia Comaneci or Simona Halep?

Gymnastics is niche so I don't know why would you even ask this
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