At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Liukin’s total of five medals tied the U.S. gymnastics record for most medals in one Olympic Games, held by Mary Lou Retton (1984) and Shannon Miller (1992). Liukin’s Olympic medals are gold – all-around; silver – team, balance beam, and uneven bars; and bronze – floor exercise.
Liukin was the third of four U.S. women to win the Olympic all-around crown.
She also won nine World medals in her career, including four gold. With a total of 14 World and Olympic medals, Liukin is second in the all-time medal count for a U.S. gymnast. In 2007, she helped Team USA win its first-ever World Championships team gold medal outside the United States and was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as part of that team in 2013.
She was a four-time U.S. all-around champion, winning back-to-back junior titles (2003-04) and senior titles (2005-06). When competing, she was coached by her father, Valeri Liukin, at WOGA.