Nastia Liukin

(Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin)

Nastia Liukin
Nastia Liukin
  • Born: October 30, 1989
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin is a Russian American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic all-around champion, a five-time Olympic medalist, the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars. She is also a four-time all-around U.S. national champion, winning twice as a junior and twice as a senior. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual, Liukin is tied with Shannon Miller for the third-highest tally of World Championship medals (among U.S. gymnasts). Liukin also tied Miller's record (later equaled by Simone Biles) as the American gymnast having won the most medals in a single non-boycotted Olympic Games.

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Gymnastics, especially in my family, is more than a sport. It's our life, it's our careers, it's our family business. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance ;Families, Children & Parenting
I also want to get out there in the world and do some acting and fashion and modeling.
I brought a lot of my own pieces of clothes to the design room when I first met with the design team just so they could see what my style was like.
I don't want to repeat my mistakes.
I knew that life isn't always just about the Olympic gold medals and the sponsors. Life
I take it a little bit hard on myself because I'm comparing myself a lot, and that's the kind of person I am because I'm so competitive, but it's also good, because I am competitive, so it kind of kicks you in the butt.
I'm just trying to really take it one day at a time, because for me - and I know this sounds cliche, whatever - I achieved my ultimate goal, and nothing can really top that, you know? Time
I'm showing the younger generation your career doesn't have to be over when you're 16-years-old.
I've missed being able to flip in the air, flip on the beam and swing on the bars.
Like at home, I don't wear heels. But everywhere else I go, I wear heels.
Supergirl is such an iconic brand, and for me to be able to be the new face of it is extremely exciting.
The first time I walked into the Olympic athlete village seeing the Visa ATM machine with my picture on it and the Chinese characters saying 'Destiny.' For some reason, it just boosted my confidence and it was before I had even worked out or had my first training or competed. Time
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