Ya, Bela does make a good impression; he's good at promoting gymnastics too, enthusiastic. It's hard to imagine the things on him and Karolyi gymnastics club like in the book "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" , etc. I posted his teaching videos he has called "Gymnastics Fun with Bela Karolyi" under the videos category: http://www.gymchat.com/messageboards/viewtopic.php?t=880
. Kim Zmeskal and Hilary Grivich are in it when they are little girls.
Here's Nadia Comaneci and Bela in 1991 - she does a double back flip again after 11 years (it's 1991)!
nadia comaneci and bela karolyi
Nadia say Bela told them to tell everyone they practiced 3 hours a day, but they really practiced 7-8 hours a day. Bela talks about how it was bad how the system was bad in that it was exploiting the gymnasts for the government. Likes it better in USA. Also talks about the difference in equipment, adn better equipment, better skills, better technique, better for the body. Nadia does tumbling here! She's good! She does a double back again after 11 years with Bela with his encouragement, since doing it in 1980. Nadia says: "...things never change, Bela still can talk me into doing anything". Bela was training Kim Zmeskal, Kerri Strug, Betty Okino, and Hilary Grivich.
from Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular - guess Hilton hotels brought this back!