Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 11

77. In 1976, Nadia Comăneci became the first person ever to appear on the cover of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated magazines at the same time. (source)

… not to mentioned millions of press and magazines covers around the world. She was only 14 years old and she took the world by storm with her brilliant performances at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. 

The editors of Time magazine had to choose between publishing on its cover a photo of Nadia, the wonder child of the Olympic Games, and publishing the first photo of Mars ever made (nobody knew, until that time, how this planet looks). We all know whom they chose …

Nadia Comăneci on the cover of Newsweek

‘She’s perfect! But the Olympics are in Trouble’ – Time

Sports Illustrated magazine, a pop cultural phenomenon, embraces another one…  a 14 years old genius

78. Elisabeta Lipă is also the rower with the most years between gold medals in the history of the Olympic Games (male or female), at 20 years. Longevity at its best! 😀 (sources 1, 2)

Elisabeta is in the middle – as always, she has the gold medal

79The Danube Delta is Europe’s largest area in the in terms of biological diversity. (sources 12)

Over 5,400 species of plants and animals have been identified.

The Danube Delta

80. The Danube Delta is the 3rd largest area in the world in terms of biological diversity, after the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) and the Galapagos Archipelago (Ecuador). (sources 1, 2)

1st place in the world: the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

2nd place in the world: the Galapagos Archipelago

3rd place in the world: the Danube Delta in Romania