..

USA Takes Gold, Silver in Women’s Gymnastics: Nastia Liukin on Top

Written by:
Alistair Prescott
Published on:
Aug/15/2008
Nastia Lukin

It was Nastia Liukin who at the age of 2 ½ moved from Russia to - of all places - Plano, Texas, to take the gold medal in Women's Gymnastics All Around. Liukin was listed with +300 odds, paying $300 for every $100 bet. BetUS.com has been offering odds on the Olympics including gymnastics events all week.  Liukin becomes only the third female gymnast from the USA to win the all around.

Favored to win, Shawn Johnson, ended up with the silver.

Yang Yilin did her country proud but the Chinese gymnast ended up taking home the bronze.

Johnson, the 4-9, 16-year-old Iowan, reigning all-around world champion and automatic routine hitter, had lost only once prior to Friday morning‘s all around event. Yep, to Liukin, in March.

But Liukin, the 5-3, almost-19-year-old, nine-time world medalist, hasn't quite been able to catch up to Johnson since, that is until now.

Both won team silver with the U.S. on Wednesday. They were beat out by the Chinese.

Nielsen Online, a service of The Nielsen Company, reported that among seven top athletes competing in Thursday night's women's gymnastics individual all-around finals, American Shawn Johnson leads in online buzz. Fan buzz about Johnson was more than twice that of fellow-American Nastia Liukin, who was followed by China's Jiang Yuyuan.

"Fans continue to get involved in the games, discussing the athletes and events online," said Jon Gibs, vice president media analytics, Nielsen Online. "And while Michael Phelps is leading in overall buzz among Olympic athletes we've tracked, fan interest in gymnastics is typically high given the personalities, rivalries and made-for-TV/Video quality of the sport."

At press time, the USA had 43 medals compared to China's 36. They were down 8 golds from China's 22.

----

Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com

Sports News

Best Bets for This Weekend – May 8-9, 2021

Best Bets for This Weekend – May 8-9, 2021

What more could you ask for? It’s a weekend full of sporting events for bettors. If only there was football...wait, the behind-the-scenes experiment known as The Spring League kicks off its third season this weekend and bettors can look to live bet games.

Blachowicz vs. Prochazka Early Odds

Blachowicz vs. Prochazka Early Odds

If Jan Blachowicz is able to successfully defend his title belt against Glover Texiera later this year, it appears his next opponent will be UFC phenom Jiri Prochazka.

Best Bets for This Weekend – Apr. 30 - May 1

Best Bets for This Weekend – Apr. 30 - May 1

The weekend is coming and with it comes a whole slate of sports. The 2021 NFL Draft continues and the NBA and NHL seasons are nearing their ends. Major League Baseball is beginning to catch steam and the smarter bettor can find value on some early season surprises. 

Patrick Roy Looking for Return to NHL

Patrick Roy Looking for Return to NHL

Hall of Famer Patrick Roy plans to return to the NHL, Andrew Shaw retires, and some NHL ground-breaking news.

Jake Paul vs. Jorge Masvidal Betting Odds

Jake Paul vs. Jorge Masvidal Betting Odds

Social media influencer Jake Paul has opened up as a -800 favorite versus Jorge Masvidal following the later's defeat at the hands of Kamaru Usman in Saturday night's UFC 261.

Syndicate