81st Texas Legislature, Senate Concurrent Resolutions 14 Page: 1 of 4
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S.C.R. No, 14
1 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, A superb American athlete brought great honor to her
3 country and to Collin County when Nastia Liukin of Parker won five
4 medals in the gymnastics competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in
5 Beijing; and
6 WHEREAS, In a masterful demonstration of her grace and
7 athletic ability, Ms. Liukin claimed the gold medal in the Women's
8 Individual All-Around Final and added two silver medals and one
9 bronze medal in individual events as well as a silver medal in the
10 team competition; her success tied the previous record for the most
11 medals won by a United States gymnast in one Olympics; and
12 WHEREAS, Anastasia Liukin was born on October 30, 1989, in
13 Moscow, Russia; her mother, Anna, was a world champion in rhythmic
14 gymnastics while her father, Valeri, won two gold medals and two
15 silver medals at the 1988 Olympic Games as a member of the Soviet
16 gymnastics team; when Nastia was two years old, the family moved to
17 the United States, where her parents began working as gymnastics
18 coaches; and
19 WHEREAS, While still very young, she began accompanying her
20 mother and father to the gym, where she amused herself by imitating
21 the routines of the older children training there; realizing that
22 Nastia's talent and desire could not be ignored, her parents began
23 teaching her the fundamentals of the sport; throughout her career,
24 she has been coached by her father, a founder of the World Olympic
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