Nastia Liukin shows off her team spirit as she attends the Team USA photo call and autograph signing at the NBC Experience Store in New York City on Wednesday morning (July 27).
During a stop at NYU the day before, the 21-year-old Olympian dished to the Associated Press that she’s still unsure of her return to the 2012 Olympic Games which will be held in London.
“It’s starting to all get real. It’s like, ‘All right, you’ve got to figure everything out, because tomorrow’s exactly a year.’ It’s a little overwhelming trying to make that decision. But whatever I decide to do, I have to accept that,” she shared.
Nastia added, “But it’s that passion that burns inside of you to try to go to another Olympics. Once you’re there, you just want to go back, and you want to be part of the U.S. team again.
“For the past three years, my lifestyle has changed dramatically. To be able to go back to training seven hours a day, six days a week, would be a little bit hard at first, and saying no to really cool and unique opportunities that I’ve had a chance to do. But the end product of being at the Olympic Games and wearing that U.S. flag on your sleeve and on the back of your jacket is totally worthwhile.”
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