Bela Karolyi

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Birthday
13, 1942
Birthplace
Hungary
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Hungary

About

Gymnastics coach who guided many female athletes to Olympic gold medals, including Nadia Comaneci and Svetlana Boginskaya.

Before Fame

He developed a gymnastics training program in which Nadia Comaneci was one of his first pupils.

Trivia

He and his wife, Marta Eross, both became gymnastics coaches.

Family Life

He was born in Kolozsvar (now Cluj-Napoca), Romania, in 1942.

Associated With

He trained Mary Lou Retton, an Olympic gold medalist.