My parents were very loving, but disciplinarians.
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.
I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment.
I have had a few turning points, the first day I entered a gymnastics school at age 6.
I ended up in the US for a month or so, before moving to Montreal with some Romanian friends.
You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.
One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.