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.