Nastia Liukin

Birthdate: 10/30/1989
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Parker, TX
Club: WOGA Gymnastics
Head Coach: Valeri Liukin


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Career Highlights

  • Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2018
  • In 2015, placed fourth on the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars
  • Won the all-around gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • At the 2008 Olympic Games, Liukin tied the U.S. gymnastics record of five medals at one Olympic Games set by Mary Lou Retton in 1984 and matched by Shannon Miller in 1992.
  • Liukin's Olympic medal haul includes one gold (all-around), three silver (team, balance beam and uneven bars) and one bronze (floor exercise). She garnered the most medals of any gymnast at the 2008 Olympic Games.
  • Has won nine world medals (four gold and five silver)
  • A member of the 2007 World Championships Team that won the gold medal. Also won a gold medal on balance beam and a silver on uneven bars
  • A member of the 2006 World Championships Team that won the silver medal. Also won a silver medal on uneven bars
  • A member of the 2005 World Championships Team. She won gold medals on uneven bars and balance beam and silver medals in the all-around and on floor exercise
  • The 2005-06 U.S. all-around champion
  • Won four straight U.S. uneven bars titles - 2005-08
  • Won three U.S. balance beam titles - 2005-06, 2008
  • 2008 Women's Sports Foundation's individual Sportswoman of the Year
  • 2008 United States Sports Academy Female Athlete of the Year
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Month for August 2008
  • USA Gymnastics' Sportswoman of the Year in 2008
  • USA Gymnastics' Women's Athlete of the Year in 2005 and tied for the honor in 2006
  • Father and coach is Valeri Liukin, who won four medals, including two gold, at the 1988 Olympic Games
  • Mother is Anna Liukin, who was a 1987 rhythmic gymnastics world champion

Personal Information

Hometown: Parker, TX
Personal Website:
Twitter: @NastiaLiukin

Year you began gymnastics: 1993
Favorite Event: Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My parents were both gymnasts and later coaches. I was always hanging around in the gym with them.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Traveling, competing & representing the USA
What are your goals for gymnastics?: 2012 Olympics!!!
Names of parents/guardians: Valeri and Anna
Family members in sports: Dad won four medals at '88 Olympics including 2 gold. Mom was a 1987 rhythmic world champion

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite music: Colbie Caillat, Taylor Swift, Ashley Tisdale, Kings of Leon
Favorite book(s): Twilight series
Favorite TV show(s): Gossip Girl
Favorite Food: Sushi
Charity Involvement: Dallas Morning News, Susan G Komen

National Competition Results

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 7th-BB
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 6th-BB
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 3rd-BB(T)
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 4th-BB
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 2nd-BB
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-UB; 2nd-AA, FX(T); 3rd-BB; 5th-VT
2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 1st-UB, BB; 2nd-AA; 8th-FX
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-UB; 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA; 12th-FX
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-AA, BB, UB; 7th-FX
2006 U.S. Classic, Kansas City, Kan. - 1st-BB; 4th-AA; 6th-UB; 9th-VT(T), FX
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-AA, UB, BB; 2nd-FX
2005 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va. - 1st-AA, UB, BB; 2nd-FX; 4th-VT
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 1st-AA, UB, BB, FX; 4th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2004 American Classic, Ontario, Calif. - 1st-AA, BB, FX, UB (Jr. Div.)
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1st-AA, UB, BB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2003 U.S. Classic, San Antonio, Texas - 1st-AA, VT, UB, BB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2003 American Classic, Boston, Mass. - 1st-AA, FX; 2nd-UB (Jr. Div.)
2003 Podium Meet, Fairfax, Va. - 1st-AA, UB, BB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 5th-BB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2002 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va. - 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA; 4th-FX, UB
2002 Podium Meet, Orlando, Fla. - 5th-FX
2002 American Classic, Indianapolis, Ind. - 3rd-FX; 5th-BB

International Competition Results

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China - 1st-AA; 2nd-Team, UB, BB; 3rd-FX
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 1st-AA
2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-Team, AA, BB; 2nd-UB; 4th-FX(T)
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 1st-Team, BB; 2nd-UB; 5th-AA
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-Team; 2nd-UB, BB
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark - 2nd-Team, UB
2006 Tyson American Cup, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-AA
2006 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1st-Team, AA(T), UB; 2nd-BB
2005 World Championships, Melbourne, Australia - 1st-UB, BB; 2nd-AA, FX
2005 USA/SUI, Maggligen, Switzerland - 1st-Team, AA, UB, BB, FX; 2nd-VT
2005 USA/GBR, Lilleshall, Great Britain - 1st-Team, AA, BB, FX(T); 2nd-UB
2005 American Cup, Long Island, N.Y. - 1st-BB(T); 6th-UB
2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1st-Team, AA, UB, BB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - 1st-Team, BB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-UB, FX
2002 Junior Pan American Championships, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - 1st-Team; 2nd-AA, UB, BB
2002 USA/Canada, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team, 2nd-UB, FX; 3rd-AA, BB (Jr. Div.)
2002 USA/Japan Dual Meet, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team, AA, UB, BB, FX