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2008 Olympic All-Around Champion Nastia Liukin sits down with 3-time Olympian Dominique Dawes.
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Well you've heard an -- did a good I had two years ago in 2010. My Olympic team was awarded. Another Olympic Medal. Because of a competition in 2000 and sit at the Sydney Olympics and young gymnasts from China. Without the Hendry to finally -- -- in the awarded my team LeBron man out. When you heard that news did you think about the fact that your team from the 2008 Beijing Games that won a silver can actually be awarded a gold Sunday. First I was there isn't badger nation. It was it was -- -- to Leon to be -- -- wasn't exactly like the Olympics but. Definitely. As hearings are kind of going -- my ninth and I think it's just. You know whatever happens happens in free -- I think eve probably feeling same plane like you get what you can control and son acts totally out of your control -- It is on it's definitely interesting and things like that happened but I think at the same time out whenever it does happen immediately. Obviously being grandmother -- another gold medal but you know I think that everything is meant to happen for reasons out. I think it's awesome motivation going in time and -- team can't Saints to hopefully win the Goldman on that team and. You know London for team US today. You've decided that you're gonna make -- come back. I remember in 2000 when I made my decision they come back I was watching. Gymnastics on TV I saw all the girls and -- -- better. Think -- I called my coach and -- wanna come back and my coach Kelly was like a C tomorrow at 6 AM. Actually like no way I did say that I was like not report any you know. But what was -- when was the moment -- made at this time I kind of had those same feelings and and maybe. From me that I was necessarily better than them on every event and I knew that at one and then that if they -- the best as bars and from me that's. I did my best and strongest and so I. Remember I was still going every national team training camp 2000 reflection coming out on every come to us and I remember sitting with my dad mundane -- night. Try to events and he's likely to why they hit like what what are you talking about and I think that. He is very shocked that I even initially thought that I need some training and sell. -- I definitely had to convince him that I glancing up because he said you know feel India that that's fine and not gonna push incidents you know we did release sent out to in 2008 we achieved -- we did everything that he wanted to dale. And if you land in essence it's got to be on your terms and so I had to -- and you know I coming in and day and every lining as enemy and then. You know getting myself back in gymnastics eight -- and then you know -- him giving me plans -- and getting starting on the events and you know for me I just. Something in the back of my mind dissent that IS track and I didn't wanna have any regrets when Augustine and the end of August he threw Tony sub comes in. I didn't -- think what it because us to where just like scared me and I just ran -- you finished. You know this year knowing that I gave everything I had whether or not it happens whether or not I'm on that on that team I just want to know that I gave it my -- And having your father coach you can be easy. And especially now being a businesswoman. -- Olympic gold medalist having taking time away from the sport you kind of meet your own decisions these these. Now you're back in the GM how the dynamics that -- You know I think the dynamics of our you know coaching in in athlete relationship actually change for the better because I am older now and really can understand where. His mindset is and especially awesome he's not just coaching me and he's coaching impact that he's coaching -- Alice probably not coming out and sell. He's. -- -- elite is pretty stressful jacked up on a daily basis I really know where it is now coming from in. You know being in someone of the business out here he owns his own business and he has to deal things not just coaching me. So it's it's very stressed -- daily basis and I think also. It helps when. You know the person actually wants to do it just for the right reasons and and of course I wanted to in 2000 me to achieve my ultimate -- singles in. And now this time I'm you know not going to be at the peak and I and I and wasn't enough for me and I know -- at the same time I. Pats and Eagles for myself and so to have somebody there like my dad to Felix support me and know exactly what I'm going there because he did that same thing you know he won his tickle his -- of an 88 and you know -- didn't quite make it back to second on the team just because he was ready -- -- mind because I was married three years all that he wanted to be at that end. Thumbs -- for different reasons that he knows what it's like and he's coached Allison. It's actually not been in the same. -- -- because you know an -- bodies at frank and -- kind of have to adapt and yes to those things but. -- attorney has just an incredible thing to be at work -- -- this time to remember my -- whatever happens at the end of the summer time and just excited and I. That's at the chance and -- had a singular act. -- part time to come back at the possibly. Surpass my Olympic teammate Ian Miller's record seven Olympic. The and maybe my dad's did because if I don't -- now doesn't he went flat -- thanks but he eyes tells me he won 2000 island online. Sell it acts like his little claim and I told them roaming the island -- -- in a good. But you know I think there's there's obviously some. More than just making talent that team I think you know being a perfectionist in -- You know striving to achieve the very best is you know always -- -- is always in the back of your mind thinking. Also winning silver and that team that fires in the theme in Beijing going in talent and that's huge motivation for me because. I've always said fourth place as you know fourth place and the silver medal in other always the hardest to swallow because. You're so close to winning a medal or you're so close to winning gold well. And I think that. Mean -- more than anything I think teen US AS just selling me this time to get tackle now and you know I don't. I'm not share that fires in the night I definitely feel arrogance in coming except. Well see what happens I'm honestly the first step is yet to get back in competition in ten hopefully beyond that child and I press -- team.