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WOGA Watches Women Win Gold



    WOGA Watches Gymnasts Going For Gold

    The World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Plano, home of Olympians Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson, watched as the USA Women's Gymnastics team battled in the finals. (Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012)

    When the women's gymnastics team took gold at the London Olympics, some of the loudest cheers for Team USA came from Plano.

    "You probably can see, there is no mistakes," said Valeri Luikin, of the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy. "The team done incredible job, not less than that, so we were really, really happy to see that."

    Training stopped during the team finals in London, and everyone on team WOGA gathered around laptops and smartphones to watch the event live online.

    Katelyn Ohasi said watching the competition makes her want to push harder every day. The 15-year-old Plano girl is training in hopes of making the team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    "Of course, there's a lot of pressure, but it's just so exciting because they won this year and, hopefully, in four years, I'll do the same thing," she said.

    WOGA's Nastia Luikin, who won gold at the 2008 Olympics, didn't make it on Team USA this year.

    "There's no regrets," said Valeri Luikin, her father. "She tried it. It didn't work, but she's there right now cheering for the girls."