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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