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It was excruciating to watch. Apart from the chilling thud, seeing a young woman’s hopes and dreams crumble before my eyes was heart wrenching. I’m sure it felt exponentially worse for Nastia Liukin, lying face down on a mat in front of millions of people, Olympic dream vaporized. Then, something extraordinary happened. She got up, jumped back on the uneven bars and finished her routine. Imagine being in her position for a moment. Would you have gotten up? As much as I’d like to believe otherwise, I probably would have lied there and hoped to disappear into the floor. Or stormed out of the arena to deal with my failure privately. And that’s exactly why I’m not an Olympian. Although she won her gold medal in 2008, Nastia Liukin’s performance Sunday night showed everyone exactly how she earned it; with the perseverance to get up off the mat. This certainly wasn’t her first fall. Probably one of thousands. But Liukin is a champion because she’s always gotten up… and this was no exception. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to learn from Nastia Liukin’s example. Our everyday hopes and dreams require the same kind of determination to achieve. But [...]
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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...
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.
Nastia Liukin took a nasty face-plant off the uneven bars at the 2012 Olympic Trials this past week, and the video is glorious. I have seen some good wipe-outs during my time, but this one is her falling DIRECTLY on her face which makes for a solid viral video. In the face! In good news, she wasn’t hurt badly except a minor bruise to her ego.
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Nastia Liukin went out with a bang on Sunday. The only problem is that it wasn't necessarily a positive. That bang was actually the sound of her faceplanting on the uneven bars during the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials, meaning she likely won't participate in this summer's London Olympics. The fall led to a lackluster score of 13.950 and subsequently a 10th place...
Nastia Liukin face planted on uneven bars competition over the weekend, ending her Olympic dream. No word on whether that was a Bob's posturpedic or not.
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The image you see above of gymnast Nastia Liukin is the type of photo that we are accustomed to seeing in the months leading up to the Olympic Games. The athletes typically strike various poses against simple backgrounds. Oftentimes, the athlete will be standing in front of their country’s flag. It is the Olympics, after all.
On particular photographer, Joe Klamar, decided to...
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...
Video: What the hell is a spotter for?
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...
The gravitational pull never goes away. Make a little slip up and it's there to grab you, as Nastia Liukin discovered at the U.S. Olympic qualifying event.