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Bela Karolyi


Gymnastics coach who all guided many feminine sports athletes to Olympic platinum medals, including Nadia Comaneci and Svetlana Boginskaya. He created a gymnastics training curriculum where Nadia Comaneci was one of is own 1st pupils. He and his wife, Marta Eross, both became gymnastics instructors. He was created in Kolozsvar (right now Cluj-Napoca), Romania, in 1942. He qualified Mary Lou Retton, an Olympic precious metal medalist.

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Full Name Béla Károlyi
Date Of Birth September 13, 1942
Place Of Birth Hungary
Profession Gymnastics Coach
Nationality Romanian, American
Spouse Márta Károlyi
Children Andrea Karolyi
Parents Nándor Károlyi, Irén Károlyi
Star Sign Virgo

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1Has coached Nadia Comaneci, Mary Lou Retton, Julianne McNamara, Betty Okino, Kerri Strug & Dominique Moceanu
2Has 1 daughter, Andrea
3Is Hungarian



Make It or Break It2010TV SeriesDmitri Beloff
Keserü igazság1986
Teljes gözzel1951Balassa
Becsület és dicsöség1951



Les grands reportages2016TV Series documentaryHimself, gymnastics coach
Today2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Anything to Win2006TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003Himself (as Bela Karolyi)
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself
The 1995 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1995TV MovieHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself
ESPN Gymnastics: 1991 Women's World Championships1991TV MovieHimself

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The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Former Gymnastics Coach
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself

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