Found June 30, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
PLAYERS: Nastia Liukin
Subway spokeswoman Nastia Liukin is one of the more popular potential U.S. Olympic athletes prepping for London in 73 days. She’s one of the faces of the USA gymnastics franchise, and one of the most successful competitors in Beijing 2008. But despite all her medals, she may not make the Olympic team this summer. Her showing at the Olympic trials today was not so good. Here’s an interview of her following her performance, showing that she is indeed holding the proper perspective about her dimming chances of making the London 2012 Olympics squad. From USA Today: During her first event during the Olympic trials on Friday, the uneven bars, Liukin seemingly ran out of steam as she prepared for her dismount. With knees bent, she struggled then fell. Just minutes into the competition, 1996 Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller, who was doing play-by-play in the arena, said that routine likely put her off the team. Next, Liukin struggled with her endurance on the beam, her only other eve...

Nastia Liukin faceplants on uneven bars

Subway spokeswoman Nastia Liukin is one of the more popular past U.S. Olympic athletes around. She’s one of the faces of the USA gymnastics franchise, and one of the most successful competitors in Beijing 2008. But despite all her medals, she’s not making the Olympic team this summer. Her faceplant on the uneven bars tonight cemented her status as not a part of the London...

Nastia Liukin falls off the uneven bars and does a face plant

Here is the video of former USA Olympian gymnast Nastia Liukin falling off the uneven bars and doing a face plant during the 2012 Olympic Trials in San Jose, California.Liukin will most likely not make the USA team this year and go to the Olympics in London. She took a hard fall and composed herself immediately and went back on the bars again.She received a nice ovation from the fans.

Liukin approves of gymnastics' new tie-break rules

Another Olympic gold medal would have been nice. Family bragging rights would have been even better. International gymnastics officials released new, simplified tiebreak rules that, had they been in place four years ago, would have given Olympic champion Nastia Liukin a gold medal on uneven bars. Liukin and China's He Kexin tied in the bars final at the Beijing Games, finishing...

Liukin falters but resolute in final competition

Nastia Liukin's bid to become the first defending Olympic women's gymnastics champion to return to the ensuing games since 1980 ended Sunday night after she struggled to get through her bars routine during the final night of the U.S. trials. The five-time Olympic medalist, hindered by shoulder injuries during her year-long comeback, slammed into the mat midway through her...

Douglas wins US gymnastics trials

Gabby Douglas has impeccable timing. The perky 16-year-old upset world champion Jordyn Wieber for the first time Sunday night, winning the Olympic trials and the lone guaranteed spot for the London Games. Douglas, bolstered by a dazzling uneven bars routine that would make an acrobat sweat, beat Wieber by a mere 0.1 points after finishing a close second at last month's US championship...

Last gasp for '08 Olympic gymnasts

So this is what the end looks like for the reigning Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin: She looked to be putting on a stellar routine on the uneven bars at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday night. And a stellar routine was much needed. After a post-Beijing hiatus from the sport, after faltering at nationals earlier this month, the 22-year-old dynamo had to...

Wieber halfway to London after 1st day of trials

While most folks are already counting Jordyn Wieber's Olympic medals, she and coach John Geddert insist they're still worried about making the U.S. team. Almost there. While everyone else was wobbling and bobbling, the reigning world champion breezed through the first day of the Olympic trials Friday night, putting her in good position to automatically qualify for the five...
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