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.

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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, 2nd-UB, 1st-BB, 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
U.S. Classic: 1st-AA
U.S. 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-BB, 2nd-FX

2006
American Cup: 1st-AA
U.S. Classic: 4th-AA
World Championships: 2nd-UB

2007
Pan American Games: 1st-Team, 2nd-UB, 2nd-BB
U.S. Championships: 3rd-AA
World Championships: 1st-Team, 5th-AA, 2nd-UB, 1st-BB

2008
American Cup: 1st-AA
Pacific Rim Championships: 1st-Team, 1st-AA, 2nd-UB, 1st-BB, 4th-FX
U.S. Olympic Trials: 2nd-AA
U.S. Championships: 2nd-AA, 1st-UB, 1st-BB, 8th-FX
Olympic Games: 2nd-Team, 1st-AA, 2nd-UB, 2nd-BB, 3rd-FX

2009
U.S. Classic: 2nd-BB
U.S. Championships: 4th-BB

2012
U.S. Classic: 3rd-BB
U.S. Championships: 6th-BB, 19th-UB
U.S. Olympic Trials: 7th-BB, 10th-UB

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Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnasticGreats, My Meet Scores, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these undefined symbols can be found here.

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