This is former 2008 All-Around Olympic World Champion, Nastia Liukin, faceplanting at the 2012 Team USA Olympic trials.
She did not make the cut.
We should all be more upset about this because she is now 22 years old and perfectly legal to roll around with on the mats. She was a world-class gymnast just four years ago, and now with her missing the cut, in spectacular fashion, Nastia Liukin’s self-confidence has just taken a nosedive. Perfect pickings!
And since she missed the cut, I guess we’ll just have to find another use for these Team USA portraits.
Hit the jump for more (just make sure you stick the landing).