Nastia Liukin Video: Gymnast's Struggles Continue with Face Plant
With the video above, not only will you see Nastia Liukin fall from the uneven bars, but you will also see her fall from the Olympics.
From what I understand, that might be it for Nastia Liukin at the Olympic Trials after fall on Uneven Bars. Probably won't make the team.— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) July 1, 2012
Considering she also fell during qualifying on June 29, this appears to be true. It will be a little weird to watch the London Games go down without the 22-year-old.
Liukin is only 22?
Either Google is lying to me or that is just crazy.
But I guess that's what happens when Liukin, who was born in Russia but competes for the United States, wins gold and captures our hearts during the 2003 Pan American Games—as a mere 13-year-old.
Almost 10 years later, it seems like she would be an old lady considering how long she's been dominating women's gymnastics. But nope, she's just a 22-year-old veteran looking to make the Olympics for the second straight time.
Nonetheless, even age-old veterans, as you can witness above, make mistakes. And this mistake was a big one.
Liukin was nearing the end of her routine, but a mere slip of the hands put a quick end to that. To make things worse, her spotter, AKA her dad, missed her and it resulted in a nasty(ia)—sorry in advance—face plant.
You have to give Liukin credit for being able to get up from something like that and actually finish her routine.
The 2012 Olympics are now a long shot for Nastia Liukin, but the storied veteran has nothing to be ashamed of.
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