Four generations of USA Gymnastics All-Around Olympic Champions:
Mary Lou Retton (1984 - Los Angeles), Gabby Douglas (2012 - London), Carly Patterson (2004 - Athens) and Nastia Liukin (2008 - Beijing)
Jordyn Wieber and Nastia Liukin — 2009 || 2012
i really hope/want Sacramone,Nastia and Rebecca Bross to put out biographies. i feel like they’d each have really interesting stories to read about. Sac and Nast could possibly do this as they’re sorta mainstream…but it’d be so sick but prolly not likely if Bross did too….man,i hope she comes back for 1 more year. i haven’t started Jordyn’s mom book yet but i think it’ll prolly be pretty good/decent. what am i saying? i’ll read just about any gymnastics book out there(actually,i WILL read any gym book out there,baha).
also,can we have 6 gymnasts on the Worlds team next year?! like can we please? i’ve asked this before cuz i can’t remember but is that a FIG rule or an Olympic Committee rule because if it’s an Olympic rule,i say in between Games,let us have 6!
2012 Olympic Trials || Nastia Liukin & Aly Raisman
seeing the top moment was SO cool. i rem telling my husband “omgah,i’m gonna cry. look at Aly over there” and i was way over on the UB side of the arena! it’s just so sweet that Aly did that even though she was about to go on floor(a couple pp later). these aren’t shitty ass hugs either,they’re GOOD hugs.
Nastia Liukin (WOGA)
2012 Olympic Trials
Nastia Liukin laid face-first on the mat, her hopes of making a second Olympic team officially gone, and she knew it. For a split second Liukin remained motionless. In the back of her head, she could hear her father and coach, Valeri, reminding her of a lesson learned long ago.
Finish what you start. No matter how painful it may be.
This is exactly why I will always love you Nastia. Thank you for everything, from life lessons to gold medal moments, and inspiring many in between.
Nastia Liukin - Fireflies (by Frank de Groot)
agh,she keeps me creying :’/ so glad i got to be there to experience this!