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Liukin, Johnson quite a 1-2 punch for Americans

(Left to right): Silver medalist Shawn Johnson of the United States, gold medalist Nastia Liukin of the United States, and bronze medalist Yang Yilin of China pose together after the women's individual all-around artistic gymnastics final. (Quinn Rooney / Getty Images) (Left to right): Silver medalist Shawn Johnson of the United States, gold medalist Nastia Liukin of the United States, and bronze medalist Yang Yilin of China pose together after the women's individual all-around artistic gymnastics final.
By John Powers
Globe Staff / August 15, 2008

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Nastia Liukin, who had played understudy to Shawn Johnson for a year, took center stage today, winning the gymnastics gold medal in the Olympic women's all-around by six-10ths of a point ahead of her teammate, rival, and buddy, who'd come in as the world champion. (Full article: 784 words)

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