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Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin wear 2008 leotards to watch Beijing Olympic replay

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Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson dressed up to rewatch Beijing Olympic gymnastics finals together for the first time — in their 2008 all-around final leotards.

“I literally had to break it out of a frame,” Johnson said in an Instagram live, where she and Liukin watched NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week broadcast from separate homes on Tuesday night. “When you’re breastfeeding, putting on a leotard is brutal.”

Johnson and husband former NFL long snapper Andrew East have a 5-month-old daughter, Drew.

East joked he had to persuade Johnson to wear her red leotard from 12 years ago. A half-hour before the broadcast, Liukin posted a selfie while wearing her pink leotard from the all-around final.

“We did it. We have leotards on,” Liukin said a few minutes into the broadcast. “Can we take these off yet?”

They changed after about 10 minutes, near the end of the first rotation of the team final.

Liukin and Johnson led the U.S. to silver medals behind China in the team final in Beijing. They went one-two in the all-around final two days later and earned five more medals combined in apparatus finals the following week.

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Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson reunited after ‘rivalry’ split them apart

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Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson chose to rewatch the 2008 Olympics together — Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN — and live stream their experience on Instagram. Such a thought was unfathomable a few years ago.

Liukin and Johnson were roommates at the Beijing Olympics, where they took gold and silver, respectively in the all-around. They were also joined in text, script and graphics across media that summer.

Then they went nearly eight years without talking to each other after the Games.

“The entire world like plotted us against one another,” Johnson said in a 2018 YouTube sitdown between the two retired gymnasts. “As soon as all-around hit, it was like Nastia or Shawn. … We kind of felt like, well, they don’t want us to be friends. They won’t allow us to be friends.”

After Liukin had not received an invitation to Johnson’s April 2016 wedding, it was Johnson who reached out with a long email.

“If you don’t respond, I totally get it,” she said. “Just know that I love you. I miss my best friend. I support you in everything you do.”

Liukin, in tears, responded 30 seconds later. They met in New York a few weeks after that. Liukin did attend Johnson’s wedding to NFL long snapper Andrew East.

“Sports is just such a small part of your life, yet a big part of your life,” Liukin said in 2018. “It brought us together. It drove us apart. It brought us back together.”

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NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week: What to watch on Tuesday

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Nastia LiukinShawn Johnson and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team headline NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week with eight hours of Beijing 2008 programming on Tuesday.

Action begins with the women’s gymnastics team final (7 p.m. ET), where the Americans took silver behind the host Chinese.

That’s followed by Liukin and Johnson producing the first U.S. one-two in an Olympic all-around (8:30). Johnson came to Beijing as reigning world, U.S. and Olympic Trials champion, but Liukin turned in a near-flawless day to prevail by six tenths of a point.

Liukin and Johnson will watch it together for the first time, sharing the experience live on their Instagram pages.

LIVE STREAM: NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Tuesday, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. ET

It marked the end of an at times difficult Olympic cycle for Liukin, who was featured in an Adidas commercial during the 2004 Olympics, when she was too young to compete.

In 2005, she was defeated for the world all-around title by Chellsie Memmel by .001. In 2006, she suffered an ankle injury before worlds, where she was restricted to the uneven bars before surgery later that year. In 2007, she fell off the balance beam in the world all-around final and took fourth.

Everything came together on Aug. 15, 2008, a date her father and coach, Valeri, likely had circled when Liukin watched on a restaurant TV as training partner Carly Patterson took gold at the 2004 Athens Games.

Later in Beijing, Liukin and Johnson earned five combined medals in individual apparatus finals, with Johnson getting her gold on the balance beam.

Later Tuesday, Usain Bolt‘s breakthrough golds in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m are featured (10:30). NBC Olympics analyst Ato Boldon will do a live Twitter Q&A during the show.

Bolt broke world records in all three events, though the 4x100m was later stripped due to teammate Nesta Carter‘s doping.

Bolt lowered his own world record in the 100m from 9.72 to 9.69 seconds, despite celebrating before the finish and with his left shoe untied. He contested the event for the first time at a global championship. In the 200m, he broke Michael Johnson‘s world record from the 1996 Atlanta Games, clocking 19.30 (without an early celebration).

At 2 a.m., the women’s soccer gold-medal game between the U.S. and Brazil. Carli Lloyd scored the first of her six career Olympic or World Cup Final goals. Her 96th-minute tally, paired with the back line and goalie Hope Solo‘s impenetrable defense, gave the U.S. a 1-0 victory.

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NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Tuesday, April 21

Time (ET) Program Events Live Stream
7 p.m. Return to Beijing Women’s Gymnastics Team Final Stream Link
8:30 p.m. Return to Beijing Women’s Gymnastics All-Around Stream Link
10:30 p.m. Return to Beijing Usain Bolt Stream Link
11 p.m. Return to Beijing Women’s Soccer Final Stream Link
2 a.m. Return to Beijing Usain Bolt Stream Link
2:30 a.m. Return to Beijing Beijing Olympic Stories Stream Link