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The first time ever, two U.S. women won gold and silver medals in the all-around individual gymnastics competition. For Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson – friends, competitors, teammates – it’s been a long journey but their dream came true. Valeri Liukin, Nastia’s dad and coach, competed for the Soviet Union in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Nastia faced her dad’s gold medal every day when she woke up, giving her extra motivation: “Just to be able to see it, having it there in my room and knowing that in a few … Continue reading

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