USA Today published a new article on the comebacks of 2008 Olympians Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin. The article covers the usual for Shawn that she is training again and is still not sure how her knee will hold up but has vowed to move on from her injury.
“I’ve accepted the fact it’s never going to be 100%,” she said. “I can’t constantly worry about it. It would tear me down.”
Marta Karolyi is quoted as saying that Nastia is “still delaying” her decision and apparently might not decide whether or not to return to competition until next year. How late can Nastia leave it to decide that she will make a comeback?
The article also discusses Nastia’s other activities and goings on in her life, including being involved in the FIG’s decision on where to stage the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships.
In her role with the FIG, she is a liaison between athletes and the federation. She said she votes on the technical committee that helps establish rules.
This weekend she will head to California for a meeting where the FIG will discuss moving the world championships in the fall from Tokyo because of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami on Japan. She plans to attend a conference in Seoul this summer.
Liukin also was named an athlete representative for USA Gymnastics and will help select its teams. If she returns to competitions, she will step away from that role, she said.
Her duties with USAG require her to attend national camps, and that’s when a desire to compete tugs at her.
Busy girl, but come on already!