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Talk with Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin at Walt Disney World Resort

Darrell Fry

by , Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

Sports celebrities show up at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort fairly regularly. This week, for instance, Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, the reigning all-around gold medal winner, is at the complex as part of the ESPN RISE Girls Showcase along with soccer star Julie Foudy and former UCLA softball coaching legend Sue Enquist.

Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin

If you can’t make it out to the complex to catch a glimpse of Liukin, don’t worry. We’re going to give you a chance to ask Liukin a question and we’ll post video of her answers on Monday. So, want to know if she plans to compete in the 2012 Olympics in London? Or what she likes to do for fun when she’s not training? Or whether she’s interested in being on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars?”

Now’s your chance. Post your question for Liukin here or tweet us at @DisneySports and we’ll ask Liukin a handful of your questions. Check the Disney Parks Blog on Monday for a video of some of her answers. One of them just might be yours.


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  • Have you learned many new moves for 2012? 🙂

  • Will you be back on the national team in time for the 2011 World Championships?

  • Hi, I was wondering if you have any advice for my 12 yr old daughter. About 3 1/2 yrs ago, she was in competitive cheer and advancing her tumbling skills. She was very talented and was trying to perfect a back-handspring, back handspring, back tuck and didn’t throw the tuck. She bailed in the middle of hit and came down hard. After that, it was a struggle for her to overcome her fear of any backwards tumbling. She decided to leave the sport after that season and has not gone back to it since. She misses it so much and has decided she is ready to begin tumbling classes to see if she can get her backwards tumbling again. My question is, do you have any suggestions or things that I can say to motivate her to convince her she can do it again? At the time, I tried everything-extra classes, one-on-one with a trainer, a seperate tumbling clinic than her cheer gym, bribes..nothing worked. Any help you could give would be great! Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Tammy

  • Would not wanting to risk being defeated as the Olympic Champion ever be a factor in whether or not you return for 2012, as opposed to just doing it because you love gymnastics?

  • How do you pronounce your full name, Anastasia?

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