The Gymnastics Times
By: Jill Culp
Olympian at 19 Gets the Gold
Elite gymnast at age twelve and Olympic gold medalist at nineteen, this is Nastia Liukin. Born in Moscow, Russia as an only child she and her family moved to the us when she was very young. She became a gymnast because her parents couldn't afford daycare so she stayed with her parents at the gymnastics academy that her dad owned. she became an Elite gymnast at age twelve and in 2003 was the strongest Jr. gymnast in world.
Her parents Anna Kotcneva and Valeri Liukin are both champion gymnasts. Her dad owns The W.O.G.A. in Plano, Texas. There he trained Nastia to be the gymnast she is today. Nastia has her own clothing/ gymnastics line called Supergirl. She will also be the Commander for gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In the 2008 Olympic Games she tied the record for the most medals at one Olympic Game with five medals that was previously set by Mary Lou Reton in 1984. She has won nine medals, four gold and five silver. In 2009 she was named one of the most influential people of the year.
Winning it all...
In the 2008 Summer Olympics the U.S Women gymnastics team won the gold for the team all around.
Nastia Luikin at the 2008 summer Olympics scores a 16.025 on the Balance Beam (16.9 is perfect). Scoring second to Shaun Jonson who scored a 16.525
Good Enough though?
With a score of 15.525 she tied the score of Shaun Johnson and took the gold from Yang Yilin to win the all around.
Winning it all...
It has fallen many times but never gave its enemy to the enemy.Moscow Russia, is home to about 10 million people over 1000 square kilometers, and is one of the largest cities in the world. The city hosted the 1980 summer Olympics.
Moscow's climate varies between summer and winter. In the summer it is hot, especially in the month of June. In the winter snow usually reaches at least 14 inches. The Moskva River in which the city is placed on ices over every winter and people ice fish on it. Moscow has forty-nine bridges across the river. In the thirteenth century it was attacked in the north by Mongol's.
It was started as a hunting village by Suzdals prince and has grown immensely. It dates back 8.5 century's ago. It has also hosted both Winter and summer Olympics.
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