Nastia Liukin

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Born to a father who was an Olympic gold medalist in men’s gymnastics and a mother who a gold medal at the World Championships in rhythmic gymnastics, Nastia Liukin was destined to wear a leotard. Her first success came at the 2005 World Championships where where she lost the AA title by just .001 of a point. The result was controversial due to the final point total being so close it might as well have been a tie.

But due to arbitrary rules concerning how decimals places are dropped and scores are rounded, Liukin could have tied or even won the 2005 AA had a different metric been in place. Nastia would rebound strongly and win the Olympic AA in 2008, the most prestigious title in all of gymnastics. Nastia would make a brief comeback for the 2012 Olympics, but would not make the team. She is currently a commentator for NBC and is one of the most recognizable figures in the sport.

World Championships/Olympic Competition:

Results:

2002
Jr. Pan American Games: 2nd AA
Jr. US Classic: 3rd AA
Jr. USA Championships: 15th AA
Jr. WOGA Classic: 1st AA
Podium Meet, Orlando, Fla. – 5th-FX

2003
Jr. American Classic: 1st AA
Jr. Comaneci Invitational: 1st AA
Jr. US Classic: 1st AA
Jr. USA Championships: 1st AA
Jr. WOGA Classic: 1st AA
Pan American Games: 1st Team, 2nd AA, 1st B, 2nd UB, 2nd FX
Parkette Invitational: 1st AA (11-13 age group)

2004
Jr. American Classic: 1st AA
Jr. USA Championships: 1st AA
Jr. WOGA Classic: 1st AA

2005
US Classic: 1st AA
USA Championships: 1st AA
USA-GBR Dual Meet: 1st Team, 1st AA
USA-SUI Dual Meet: 1st Team, 1st AA
WOGA Classic: 1st AA
World Championships: 2nd AA, 1st B, 2nd FX

2006
American Cup: 1st AA
US Classic: 4th AA
World Championships: 2nd UB

2007
Pan American Games: 1st Team, 2nd UB, 2nd B
USA Championships: 3rd AA
World Championships: 1st Team, 5th AA, 1st B, 2nd UB

2008
American Cup: 1st AA
Olympic Games: 2nd Team, 1st AA, 2nd UB, 2nd B, 3rd FX
Pacific Rim Championships: 1st Team, 1st AA, 1st B, 2nd UB, 4th FX
US Olympic Trials: 2nd AA
USA Championships: 2nd AA, 1st UB, 1st B, 8th FX

2009
US Classic: 2nd B
USA Championships: 4th B

2012
US Classic: 3rd B
US Olympic Trials: 7th B, 10th UB
USA Championships: 6th B, 19th UB

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