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Nastia Liukin

June 1, 2014

Nastia Liukin   

Nastia Liukin

One of the most well-known artistic gymnasts in the world today,Anastasia ‘Nastia’ Liukin has many achievements to her credit.Born to Soviet gymnast champions on October 30, 1989,gymnastics is in Nastia’s blood.Born in Moscow, Nastia moved to the US as a child. Shebegan gymnastics under the guidance of her parents. She became a part of the US junior national team at the age of 12 years and won the National all-around title when she was 13.

Since 2005, Nastia became part of the senior team.Nastia was the 2008 Olympic individual all-around goldmedallist, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars. Having won nine World Championship medals, Nastia(with Shannon Miller) holds the title of the American gymnast with the most World Championship medals. She is also a four-time all-around National Champion, and remained the senior National Champion on the uneven bars since 2005. Nastia has won a number of awards, including the 2009 ESPY Awards for Best Female Athlete.

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