Gymnastics coach who also trained many U.S. Olympic champions with her spouse. She and her spouse escaped from Romania in the first 1980s and became U.S. residents. The news headlines about her Olympic successes spread quickly, which helped her Houstan-based fitness center gain recognition. She wedded Bela Karolyi, who coached alongside her. Among her first college students was Nadia Comaneci, the 1st Olympic gymnast to rating an ideal 10.