No London Olympics For Nastia Liukin

No London Olympics For Nastia Liukin

Nastia Liukin waves goodbye to the crowds after competing during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials held at HP Pavilion on Sunday night (July 1) in San Jose, Calif.

Unfortunately, the 22-year-old gymnast didn’t quality for the London team.

“Of course I wanted to go out and put two good performances out there and end my career that way, so it’s a little upsetting,” Nastia told Sporting News. “Today is something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. It can easily compare to winning the all-around gold medal to me. Those are pretty much the two highlights of my career … winning an all-around gold medal and getting a standing ovation not once but twice.”

She added on Twitter a few hours later, “Thank you to the 18,000 people that gave me a standing ovation tonight. I will remember this moment for the rest of my life. Most importantly…Thank u to my parents & special people in my life that always kept me calm, believed in me & shown their love & support.”

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Credit: Ezra Shaw, Ronald Martinez; Photos: Mitchell Haaseth / NBC Olympics, Getty
Posted to: 2012 Olympics, Nastia Liukin
  • http://twitter.com/spencerkarter Spencer

    The Olympics is cursed (sorry I said that). Shawn Johnson retires, Nastia Liukin out in Team USA, and David Beckham out of Team GB. :(

  • Olympic fan

    The “Karolyi’s Angels” won’t go to the London Olympics — Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, and Alicia Sacramone.

  • Heather

    Uh, jared? It’s supposed to say she didn’t “qualify” for the London team, not “quality”.

  • Nicole

    I’m glad she’s not going to the 2012 London Olympics. She had her chance to shine at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Go home, Nastia.