Nastia didn't make the USA women's gymnastics team. At the USA Olympic trials she fell on her bars dismount and had a bobble on beam, and wasn't picked for the team. She just started training hard about 9 months ago, and also had a shoulder injury she had to cope with. Shawn Johnson also tried a comeback but had to quit because of her knee injury she had - torn acl during skiing (she started her comeback after that).
"It's obviously disappointing," Liukin said. "I wish I could have gone out there and made a better bar routine, but under the circumstances I've been under the past few months ... it is what it is, basically. I have to move on and I have to refocus for Day 2."
"If I had a little bit more time, a few more weeks, maybe it would have been a little bit better," Liukin said.
Her father and coach, Valeri Liukin, seemed subdued and puzzled after Friday's competition.
"I don't know. I'm very ... " Valeri Liukin said, tailing off. "In practice, she does it; in competition, she doesn't. She was never one of those nervous girls in competition; she was a warrior, all the time."
Asked whether his daughter doesn't feel like the same gymnast she used to be, Valeri Liukin responded, "Probably."
"You have to come back out there and show that you are a fighter and that you aren't just going to give up. I could have easily just scratched after bars and said I'm finished. ... I was at the peak and prime of my career four years ago, and if anybody would have told me that I'd be competing at the 2012 trials, I wouldn't have believed them," she said.
"If I can help out the team, that's great," Liukin said. "If not, I'm ready to take on life and what's next for me."
via 2012 Summer Olympics -- Olympic hopes slip away for Nastia Liukin - ESPN
Nastia is going to start NYU in January. You can also see her commenting during the Olympics, like on Jordan Weiber missing out on the chance of competing the all-around because of the 2 per country rule.