Liukin's first test comes at Secret U.S. Classic
CHICAGO -- Nastia Liukin stepped to the balance beam practice podium Friday and instantly felt something strange.
"I was nervous and shaky," said the 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist, "very uncharacteristic things."
Having not competed since the 2009 Nationals, everything felt a bit unusual to Liukin as she prepared for Saturday's Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago, a qualifier and tuneup for the Visa Championships and U.S. Olympic trials over the next two ...
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