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She also earned a silver on the uneven bars behind Russia's Ksenia Semenova, scoring a 16.300 after taking a step on her dismount.
Liukin's first meet of the 2008 season was the American Cup in New York City, where she defeated 2007 winner Shawn Johnson to regain her title.
She competed only on bars and beam, contributing to the team's gold-medal finish and winning individual silver medals in the uneven bars and balance beam finals. She posted the highest score of the entire meet on bars and the second highest score on beam on the second day of competition, winning the senior bars title for the third year in a row and placing second on beam.
Despite limited training time on floor and vault in the summer of 2007, Liukin opted to compete all-around at the 2007 U. However, she also suffered several falls and errors on floor and vault, and finished in third place overall, more than five points behind Shawn Johnson, the all-around gold medalist.
She continued through the rest of the competition and, despite the incomplete bars set, finished 15th, which landed her one of the final spots on the U. Her bars routine in team finals scored a 15.7 and helped the U. Liukin's ankle injury required surgery, and the recovery period kept her out of both national and international competition for much of the year.
In July 2007, although she was still recovering from her injury, she returned to competition as a member of the American team for the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Liukin updates a blog on her official website and regularly posts on Twitter as @Nastia Liukin.
Her uneven bars score of 16.900 was the highest mark awarded in the entire Olympic competition.In the team competition, Liukin posted an all-time high score of 16.650 on the uneven bars, but in event finals, she fell on her Gienger release move and took a step on her dismount, earning a 15.225 and taking second place. She regained her national champion title on the beam and defended her national title on the uneven bars for the fourth consecutive year, scoring a 17.050 in preliminaries and a 17.100 in finals, the highest recorded score for any American gymnast at any event since the advent of the new Code of Points. Liukin performed all-around in the qualifying round of competition.She fell on her dismount from the uneven bars, but nevertheless qualified to the all-around final with a score of 63.325, which ranked her just behind Shawn Johnson, her friend and Olympic roommate. She represented the United States at three World Championships and one Olympic Games.In 1994, Valeri Liukin teamed up with another former Soviet champion athlete, Yevgeny Marchenko, to open the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) in Plano, Texas.