USA's Gymnastic Gems

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Nastia Liukin of the U.S. edged teammate Shawn Johnson for the gold medal in women's all-around gymnastics on Friday in Beijing. Yang Yilin of China won the bronze. In a showdown of the world's two best gymnasts, Liukin finished with 63.325 points -- six-tenths ahead of Johnson, who is the reigning world champion. Johnson had bested Liukin at the U.S. championships and Olympic trials.
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