Nastia Liukin trying to help increase interest in gymnastics

Nastia Liukin, a current student at New York University, is trying to help grow the popularity of gymnastics in the United States. Yesterday, NBC Sports, Universal and USA Gymnastics announced an extension of their current broadcast rights deal. That includes Nastia Liukin Cup which was shown on Universal Sports on Feb. 28. Liukin won gold in the all-around at the 2008 Beijing Games...
Via The Sports Bank
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin told to get off grass in Sochi

Nastia Liukin was born in Russia but was moved to the United States at the age of two and a half. She went on to win gold at Beijing in 2008 for the US and apparently some people in Russia are not letting that one go. Liukin was having a photo taken to post to twitter, while standing on the grass in Sochi and was told to step off. Being yelled at by a Russian policeman telling me...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

#WomenCrushWednesdays: Nastia Liukin

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi, I got a little nostalgic about my favorite Russian-American Olympian, Nastia Liukin. Although she is retired at the ripe age of 24 from Olympic sports and gymnastics, she compiled five Olympic medals and various other accolades to her resume. On top of that, she is a spokesperson for Subway, Cover Girl, and has her own clothing line. Did I mention...
Via Standing O Sports
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin to work as reporter for NBC in Sochi

Olympic champion gymnast Nastia Liukin will work as a reporter for NBC during this winter's Sochi Games. A dual Russian-U.S. citizen, Liukin was born in Moscow. She won the all-around gold for the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing to go with four other medals. Her father and coach, Valeri, won four gymnastics medals for the former Soviet Union at the 1988...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking: Nastia Liukin to server as Winter Olympics TV Analyst

Nastia Liukin, the Russian-born Olympic Gymnast who won 5 medals for America, will serve as a reporter for NBC during the upcoming Winter Olympics. Nastia Liukin, won gold in the all-around at the 2008 Beijing Games, landing her many endorsements later, including the high profile Subway ads. She will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, it was announced...
Via The Sports Bank
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: October 30, 2013

This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Oct. 30. • Today is gymnast Nastia Liukin's 24th birthday...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

October 30, 2013: 28 Pics for Nastia Liukin’s 24th Birthday

[28 pics!] Your heart (and other body parts) will leap at these fantastic photos of the Olympic gymnast!
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hottest female Olympian Poll: Sharapova, Liukin, Coughlin

Fitted spandex, tight bodies, and firm assets – each of these three factors will contribute to the beautiful eye candy that is the women of the 2012 London Olympics. Now, there is absolutely no discounting the integrity and sportsmanship of each and every one of the incoming female competitors, but it still goes without saying that they are all gorgeous. But who’s the sexiest...
Via The Sports Bank
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Raisman brings needed consistency

Six weeks ago, shortly before she qualified for the 2012 London Games as a member of the US women's gymnastics team, Aly Raisman said something astounding. "I've never been cocky," the 18-year-old said. "Even right now I don't like to talk about the Olympics." Doesn't like to talk about the Olympics? The would-be Olympian was sitting at a podium...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

This Nastia Liukin 'Fireflies' Tribute is Just Great

Your memory of Nastia Liukin shouldn't be the faceplant. It should be the Fireflies montage a fan put together (and that she later posted on her facebook page, writing 'Thank you so much... Xo NL... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

3rd time the charm? US women see gold within reach

After stockpiling more precious metal than a jeweler over the last decade, the American women have gotten a little picky. Bronze really isn't their color, and they had their fill of silver in 2004 and 2008. No, they'd prefer something brighter and shinier from the London Olympics, similar to those gold medals they brought home from last fall's world gymnastics championships...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Photographer ripped for unusual photos of U.S. Olympic athletes

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin’s Flawless Finale

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...
Via Pyle of List
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

GIFterpiece Theatre: Nastia Liukin faceplant, Anderson Cooper and a perverted Ted

Via Guyism
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin Is Doing The Uneven Bars Incorrectly

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. via Sports Bank Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin Face-Plants Into the Sunset

She's still hot.
Via Gunaxin Sports
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin Faceplants on Uneven Bars During U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials (Video)

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...
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin Faceplants At Olympic Trials

Video: What the hell is a spotter for?  
Via Beer Mug Sports
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The dark side of gymnastics: gravity

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.
Via Fox - Morning Bytes
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Good lord, Nastia Liukin faceplants on uneven bars

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. Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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.
Via D Wizzle's World
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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 2012...
Via The Sports Bank
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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