U.S. women's gymnastics: Are Nastia Liukin's Olympics chances gone?
Liukin was already facing an uphill battle after failing to complete a bar routine at the Visa National Championships three weeks ago, so she had a lot to prove at these trials to make it back to the Olympics. But on her bar routine dismount preparation, she went over on a handstand and had to bend her knees to hold it steady. She then under-rotated her dismount and landed basically flat on her behind.
Her final score was a 14.050 out of a possible 16.00. 2.45 in deduction is a hefty amount. And Liukin is only competing on the bars and the beam, hoping to go to London as a two-event specialist. But it's not looking like that will happen for the reigning Olympic women's all-around gold medalist.