Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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    gold though. Olympic gold, the kid of golden award that makes the one wearing it as the best in the world at that chosen sport. The kind of gold that inspires the next generation. Olympic Champions do not fall on that podium by luck though. As Nastia Liukin 2008 Olympic all-around women 's gymnastic champion proved, many champions start from nothing and work hard to earn the gold. Of course, Nastia Liukin was not a United States Women 's Gymnastic team member from the start. As a matter of fact, she was born not even a United States citizen. She was born Anastasia Valeryevna Liukin on October 30, 1989 in Moscow, Russia when it was still apart…

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    in the Olympics many times. She was training to go to the 2012 Olympics, but she had to stop training due to her knee injury. She tore her ACL, MCL and meniscus, and her hamstring. Unfortunately, her knee never returned to its full strength, and she had to retire. She was the all-around World Champion in 2007, they say she is very good at the balance beam, she is called the balance beam queen. She won a gold medal for the competition of balance beam in 2008 in Beijing, she was sixteen at the…

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    Back To Gemnastics

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    I relate everything back to gymnastics. How I solve a problem and how I work in everyday life comes from gymnastics. Doing gymnastics has helped me become the person I am today. I have learned how to be patient and when to react. I have learned how to be confident not only in myself but in my loved ones as well. I know that I have to do some things on my own because in gymnastics, you cannot always have someone there to catch you. I know that if I fall that I need to get back up again and try.…

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    My First Job I had wanted a job for years. I always loved the idea of earning money, having my own responsibilities and experiencing something entirely new and foreign to me. Income from this new ‘career’ would be liberating for me: allowing me the opportunity to build a new wardrobe that reflected my individuality (yes, really) and to do any recreational pastime that my heart desired, without any need for parental financial contribution and the scrutiny and ‘input’ that accompanied the cash.…

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    Why Olympic Gymnastics Teams Will Have Four Members in 2020 Julia Fincher in the article, The Future Four: Why Olympic Gymnastics Team Will Have Four Members in 2020, states that in 2020 the Olympic Gymnastics committee will be cutting the team sizes down from five to four members. This is a disadvantage and an advantage and can be argued from both sides, this article argues from both points of view. A pro of this is that it would allow six gymnasts per team but, two would only be individuals. A…

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    “The opening ceremony is on, hurry up” My brother announces as we get ready to watch the Olympics. My mom makes snacks for us all to enjoy while we watch. My family loves to see how different the opening ceremonies are based on the culture of the country. The Olympics is a big deal in my family. We watch a variety of different events, from fencing to volleyball to gymnastics to track. My sister’s and my favorite event is gymnastics. We keep up with who is going to the Olympics and how long they…

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    Olympic Games Benefits

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    The Olympics originally started as a series of competitions between representatives from cities in Ancient Greece. The events were mainly athletic, but also included combat and racing. The Olympics were held every four years and this period, known as Olympiad, The winners were also immortalized through the construction of statues. The Olympic Games reached their peak in Ancient Greece during the 5th and 6th centuries BC. Various attempts were made to revive the games during the early 1700’s…

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    Olympic Games Case Study

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    boycott the olympic games in retaliation of the American boycott of the games held in the soviet union, and because as they stated, America was an unsafe environment for their athletes, being that America is an anti-communist country. Jump twenty four years later, the 2008 olympic games in Beijing China. All but a few countries prepared tirelessly to take part in what was projected to be one of the best games ever. While L.A. used existing stadiums and venues for their games, Beijing had a grand…

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    Shawn Johnson Gymnast

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    Shawn Johnson is a gymnast known for her Olympic debut at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, China. Johnson earned a gold medal in the balance beam competition as well as three silvers in the floor, individual all-around, and team competitions. What many people don’t know is the success Johnson had before her Olympic debut and the hard work and dedication that helped her achieve her goals. Shawn Johnson was enrolled in gymnastics at the age of three as a way for her to burn off energy. She…

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    of Contents Sports in Tata Steel 2 Sports to Target – Olympics 2024 3 India’s Performance in Olympics, CWG and Asian Games 3 Competitor’s Analysis 5 Sports to Focus on (Short Term) 7 Sports in Jharkhand 7 Revenue Model 8 Formation of a Club – JRD Tata Sports Club 8 Sports in Tata Steel History of Sports: Tata Steel has been associated with a diverse range of sports over the years. It has not only supported mainstream sporting activities but also preserved century old tribal sports across…

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