Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Focus: “You don’t train for silver.” -- Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson, U.S. gymnast, after winning three silver medals, finally gets a gold in the individual balance beam.
“Having three silvers is hard. I was hoping she would get the gold medal and we could say that we are both Olympic champions.”
--Nastia Liukin, teammate and gold medalist in the women's all-around.
Excerpts from the New York Times, 8/19/08.