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Olympic champion Liukin Announces 2012 Comeback
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2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin (U.S.) revealed she plans to make a competitive comeback for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Liukin, currently at the world gymnastics championships in Tokyo as the FIG Athletes Representative, says she plans to concentrate on uneven bars and balance beam. Liukin owns nine world championship medals and five Olympic medals. "Let the journey begin," she Tweeted Saturday.

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Stephanie Schupak said:

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That is great news. I do hope that she stays healthy and happy. I believe she is a great athlete and would be a good influence for the team. She seems well liked. I thought she did a great job as a commentater. Good Luck
Nastia.
 
October 08, 2011
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LauraAshley said:

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So very classy of Nastia to announce it in the middle of worlds and deflect attention from the current USA competing girls...
 
October 08, 2011
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Mircea Bdulescu said:

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Great news! Congratuletions on your decision. Will be a tremenduos help for the US team. You healthy and full of experience. Do it now because later will be harder! Good luck and wishing you the best.

Mircea Badulescu
 
October 09, 2011
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Alex_A said:

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Excited for a fabulous gymnast to attempt a comeback. If anyone's figure/fitness can handle a late comeback, it's Nastia.

Disappointed to unveil this when she supposedly has been in Japan to support the World's team - though has been making just as many posts about working out herself at the gym, and returning to the sport. It could have waited until after World's - seems like she's cashing in. This immediate time period is not about her, and not what she was hired to be promoting.
 
October 10, 2011
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Julilovesgym said:

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Nastia seems very focused on herself in general. In one of the videos, she says how after her conversation with the girls on the team, they got a sparkle in their eye and were ready to compete--as though she was the one who made them get their great scores on the first day of competition.
 
October 10, 2011
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jollybarb said:

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I do hope Nastia can get back into reasonable shape. She was never the strongest but definitely the graceful'lest. She definitely should get her strength-to-weight ratio back up to a reasonable standard to compete with the current generation of gymnasts. Good Luck Nastia! I wish you would compete on floor exercise. I thought you deserved the Olympic Gold medal in Beijing (200smilies/cool.gif on floor.
 
October 14, 2011
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jollybarb said:

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I do hope Nastia can get back into reasonable shape. She was never the strongest but definitely the most graceful. She definitely should get her strength-to-weight ratio back up to a reasonable standard to compete with the current generation of gymnasts. Good Luck Nastia! I wish you would compete on floor exercise. I thought you deserved the Olympic Gold medal in Beijing (200smilies/cool.gif on floor.
 
October 14, 2011
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