Nastia Liukin

  • Sport: Olympic Gymnastics
  • Nation: United States of America
  • DOB: Oct. 30, 1989
  • Hometown: Parker, Texas
  • Club/gym: WOGA
  • Coach: Valeri Liukin
  • Career Highlights: Qualified for the 2008 Olympic team with a second-place finish all-around at the US Olympic Team Trials in Philadelphia. ... Individual first-place finishes at the 2007 World Championships (balance beam), 2007 Visa Championships (uneven bars), 2006 Pacific Alliance Championships (uneven bars, tied in all-around), 2006 Tyson American Cup (all-around), 2006 Visa Championships (all-around, uneven bars, balance beam), 2006 US Classic (balance beam), 2005 World Championships (uneven bars, balance beam), 2005 USA/SUI (all-around, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise), 2005 USA/GBR (all-around, balance beam, tied in floor exercise), 2005 American Cup (tied in balance beam), 2005 Visa Championships (all-around, uneven bars, balance beam) and 2005 US Classic (all-around, uneven bars, balance beam). ... A three-year veteran at the senior level, Liukin boasts the most accomplished resume of all active American gymnasts. ... In addition to her gold medals, she won silver on the uneven bars at both the World Championships and the Pan American Games in 2007, as well as another silver on the balance beam at the Pan Am Games. ... Both of Liukin's parents were gymnasts. Her father and coach Valeri Liukin won four medals at the 1988 Seoul Games, and her mother Anna Liukin competed in rhythmic gymnastics. ... Nastia attends Southern Methodist University.
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