Russian Video: Nastia Liukin – Russian-American gymnast in Olympics 2008!

Hello,

The same like you we like to watch Beijing Olympics. And Gymnastics is one of the most beautiful and interesting sports there. My favorite Rhythmic Gymnastics will start only 21st of August… So today we will talk about Artistic Gymnastic and watch together this great video from Beijing Olympics about “Trials Night 1″ of Nastia Liukin (Настя Люкина). [We apologize to all our readers who did not see this video YouTube removed it today… So we put two another videos about Nastia Liukin here.

First video: The Road to the Gold Medal! (That’s always interesting to watch how people get to it!):


Nastia Liukin won all-around gold at Beijing Olympics!

Second video is one of most incredible: Nastia Liukin Balance Beam 2008


Nastia Liukin won all-around gold at Beijing Olympics!

For our readers who wants to know more about Nastia Liukin:

Nastia Liukin was born on October 30, 1989 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR. She is the only child of two former Soviet champion gymnasts: 1988 Summer Olympics gold medalist Valeri Liukin and 1987 event World Champion in rhythmic gymnastics, Anna Kotchneva. Her nickname Nastia is a Russian diminutive for Anastasia.

The family moved to the United States when Liukin was two and a half years old, after the breakup of the Soviet Union, and settled first in New Orleans before moving to Texas. In 1994, Valeri Liukin teamed with another former Soviet champion athlete, Evgeny Marchenko, to open the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) in Plano.

Liukin began gymnastics at the age of three because she was “always hanging around in the gym” with her parents, who could not afford a babysitter to look after her while they were working as coaches. Liukin’s parents initially did not aspire for their daughter to become a gymnast, knowing the pressure of high-level competition firsthand, but relented when they noticed her aptitude for the sport….

She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around gold medalist, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual, Liukin is tied with Shannon Miller as having won the most World Championship medals of any American gymnast in history.

You can read more about Nastia Liukin in
1) Wikipedia;
2) About.Com;
3) or even to visit Nastia’s official site

We could tell you about this incredible girl again and again… But we want to end this article with this Nastia’s words. Like Real Artist in the Sport she tells:“I do this for myself. I like the sport. I like everything about it”.

Best wishes and we think that’s very important to have something in life about what you could tell “I do this for myself. I like everything about it.”

As for us: our blogs are such thing in life about what we could tell “We do this for ourselves and like everything about it!”

Svet and Kyle
PS For people who liked this post it could be interesting to watch this great video “A day with Nastia Liukin”. We really enjoyed it!

comments always welcome.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>