Gold medalist Nastia Liukin’s father is also her coach. It’s a delicate balance they’ve worked out over years.
"Jenny” Lang Ping and Chow Liang, the coaches of the US volleyball team and American gymnast Shawn Johnson respectively, have returned home to great acclaim.
Perhaps nothing at these Games will be more precious than that one moment, when we caught a glimpse of a young woman whose gifts stretch well beyond sports.
Shawn johnson and Nastia Liukin lead the US women’s team against China’s Tuesday night (Wednesday morning Beijing time).
Olympic hopefuls gathered in Chicago this week say that boycotts do not work. Athletes who were unable to compete in 1980 concur.