- Liukin and Johnson Have Only Gold Medals in Common
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Liukin and Johnson Have Only Gold Medals in Common
Nastia Liukin vs. Shawn Johnson (4) : 2008 Visa Championshipsand watch
You may ask, well, what do you mean by better? I replied with, whatever you want to judge them on, looks, skills, or both. Here are some of the comments that people had go with their vote. As you can see, there is really still no general consensus, so the debate rages on Shawn Johnson: "Her left eyebrow. Have you seen it? It's amazing" -Jeff.
Former gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin lived their Olympic dreams in when they earned individual gold medals and the team silver representing the United States in Beijing. Liukin and Johnson have stayed the best of friends in the eight years since they were competitors, and their new careers in media have kept both of them involved in the world of gymnastics and elite sports. They're back together at the Olympics in Rio, but this time from a very different perspective. Before the competition in Rio had started — and before Team USA had stepped onto the mats — the former Olympic champs were positive the women would walk away with some gold. Liukin and Johnson were so confident in Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Gabby Douglas's ability to perform that they both agreed the team didn't need any advice from the veteran competitors. They're all really prepared, physically, more than they'll ever be in their entire lives," Liukin says. And walk away with gold they did — Team USA blew the competition out of the water during the team all-around competition by an incredible margin of victory , but according to Liukin, the Final Five might not fully experience the reality of their achievement until they arrive home from Rio.
A welcome party was organized to greet her at the airport in Dallas-Fort Worth, not far from her home in Parker, Tex. A gala at a convention center is planned in her honor. Her father and coach, Valeri, sat next to her and preened.
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