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Former Olympic Champion Nastia Liukin Faceplants After Her Dad Fails To Spot Her Correctly

2008 Olympic women's gymnastics all-around champion and Subway sandwich spokesperson Nastia Liukin will likely take no part in this year's London Games after an embarrassing uneven bars fall she can blame as much on her coach/spotter/dad Valeri Liukin as she can her own mistake.

To Nastia's credit, she completed the routine through tears and gave the crowd a parting salute. There's a reason you rarely see champions in multiple Olympiads, though, and last week we wrote of her very slight chances; there's really no surprise here, except in how devastating her exit really was. [NBC]


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