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2008 Boston U.S. National Championships
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City

Boston, Massachusetts

All-Around Gold Medalist

Senior: Shawn Johnson
Junior: Jordyn Wieber

Vault Gold Medalist

Senior: Alicia Sacramone
Junior: Jordyn Wieber

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Senior: Nastia Liukin
Junior: Samantha Shapiro

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Senior: Nastia Liukin
Junior: Samantha Shapiro

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Senior: Shawn Johnson
Junior: Jordyn Wieber

Preceded by

2007 San Jose U.S. National Championships

Succeeded by

2009 Dallas U.S. National Championships

The 2008 Visa National Championships were held in Boston, Massachusetts on June 5-7th.

Format of Competition

The competition was split into junior and senior divisions, with both divisions competing in the same two days of competition, where the all-around was contested on both days. The gymnasts who specialized and only competed certain events had to scratch (touch the apparatus then salute the judges) on the apparatus they chose not to compete. The combined total at the end of the second day of competition would stand as the gymnast's final score.

The senior division of these Championships served as qualifications into the Olympic Trials. The top 8 in the all-around automatically advanced to the Trials, and several more could petition in.

Results

Seniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Shawn Johnson
Chow's
Nastia Liukin
WOGA
Chellsie Memmel
M and M
Vault Alicia Sacramone
Brestyan's
Britney Ranzy
Excalibur
N/A
Uneven Bars Nastia Liukin
WOGA
Chellsie Memmel
M and M
Bridget Sloan
Sharp's
Balance Beam Nastia Liukin
WOGA
Shawn Johnson
Chow's
Alicia Sacramone
Brestyan's
Floor Exercise Shawn Johnson
Chow's
Alicia Sacramone
Brestyan's
Mattie Larson
All Olympia

Juniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Samantha Shapiro
All Olympia
Cassandra Whitcomb
Cincinnati
Vault Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Asi Peko
Browns L-V
Annette Miele
Parkettes
Uneven Bars Samantha Shapiro
All Olympia
Cassandra Whitcomb
Cincinnati
Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Balance Beam Samantha Shapiro
All Olympia
Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Kamerin Moore
Geddert's
Floor Exercise Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Asi Peko
Browns L-V
Amanda Jetter
Cincinnati

Notable Moments

  • This was the third National Championships where a gymnast from the top two (Nastia Liukin) wins the Olympic All-Around Title, after Mary Lou Retton in 1984 and Carly Patterson in 2004. This was also the first time that the Second-Place finisher would go on to win the Olympic All-Around Title.

Advanced to the Olympic Trials

Top 8 All-Around

  1. Shawn Johnson
  2. Nastia Liukin
  3. Chellsie Memmel
  4. Sam Peszek
  5. Ivana Hong
  6. Jana Bieger
  7. Mattie Larson
  8. Corrie Lothrop

Petitioned

  • Alicia Sacramone
  • Bridget Sloan
  • Chelsea Davis
  • Olivia Courtney
  • Randy Stageberg
  • Alaina Johnson
  • Shayla Worley
  • Darling Hill
  • Britney Ranzy
  • Amber Trani

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