Valeri Liukin has straddled the line between elite coach and everyday father of Nastia Liukin, who won the all-around gold on Friday.
Valeri Liukin won four medals in 1988 for the former Soviet Union, including two golds. Nastia took bronze today on floor, and has a silver from team competition Wednesday. Tomorrow she competes on uneven bars, her speciality, then on beam Tuesday.
Valeri couldn't be happier at the possible eclipse: "I tell you what, every morning, I wake up with a humungous ... smile!"
You gotta be happy for him.