Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nastia Liukin Biography

  • Birth Name: Anastasia Liukin

  • Birth Place: Moscow, Soviet Union

  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/30/1989, Scorpio

  • Profession: Gymnast

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  • Nastia Liukin Relationships:

  • Valeri Liukin - Father

  • Anna Kotchneva Liukin - Mother

  • College:

  • Attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

  • Nastia Liukin Fast Facts:

  • Comes from a family of gymnasts: mother, Anna, was a rhythm gymnastics world champion in 1987; father, Valeri, medaled four times, including two golds, in the 1988 Olympics for the Soviet Union national team.

  • Began competing at age 6.

  • Trains at the WOGA (World Olympic Gymnastics Academy), which was co-founded by her parents; other alumni include 2004 all-around Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson.

  • Two-time all-around national champion in 2005 and 200leri6.

  • Suffered an ankle injury in 2006 that required surgery.

  • Shares the record (with Shannon Miller) for the most world championship medals (nine) by a U.S. gymnast.

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Gymnastics Accomplishments:

  • Liukin won five medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics: gold in the all-around, silvers on bars and beam, and bronze on floor. This total ties Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Miller for the most medals won by an American gymnast in a single Games.

  • Liukin has tied Shannon Miller and Alicia Sacramone for the US record of nine medals won in World Championship competition.

She won four straight national all-around titles from 2003-2006 (two as a senior and two in the junior division).

  • Liukin won the uneven bars title at US Nationals from 2003-2008, earned three world medals on the event (gold in 2005; silver in 2006 and 2007), and won the Olympic silver medal in a controversial tie-breaker.

  • She placed second all-around to US teammate Chellsie Memmel at the 2005 World Championships by the smallest margin possible (.001).

Gymnastics Results:

  • 2008 Olympics: 2nd team; 1st all-around; 2nd bars; 2nd beam; 3rd floor

  • 2008 Pacific Rim Championships: 1st team; 1st all-around; 2nd bars (tie); 1st beam; 4th floor (tie)

  • 2008 Tyson American Cup: 1st all-around; 1st bars; 2nd beam; 2nd floor

  • 2007 World Championships: 1st team; 5th all-around; 2nd bars; 1st beam

  • 2007 Pan American Games: 1st team; 2nd bars; 2nd beam

  • 2006 World Championships: 2nd team; 2nd bars

  • 2006 Pacific Alliance Championships: 1st team; 1st all-around (tie); 1st bars; 2nd beam

  • 2006 Tyson American Cup: 1st all-around; 1st bars; 2nd beam; 1st floor

  • 2005 World Championships: 2nd all-around; 1st bars; 1st beam; 2nd floor

  • 2005 American Cup: 1st beam (tie)

  • 2003 Pan American Games: 1st team; 2nd all-around; 3rd bars; 1st beam; 3rd floor

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