Nastia Liukin Short Bio
Anastasia Valeryevna “Nastia” Liukin is a retired Russian-American artistic gymnast who was born in Moscow, Russia SFSR, Soviet Union. Liukin is the daughter of former Soviet champion gymnasts: 1988 Summer Olympics gold medalist Valeri Liukin and 1987 World Clubs Champion in rhythmic gymnastics Anna Kotchneva. She doesn’t have any siblings and has the Libra sun sign. Liukin raised in the Russian Orthodox church family. She and the familly latter moved to New Orleans before moving to Texas and she was fluent in English and Russian. For education, Liukin attending Spring Creek Academy, located in Plano, Texas then enrolled to Southern Methodist University majoring in international business.
Nastia Liukin Body Measurement Table
|Date of birth||October 30, 1989|
|Age||24 years old|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches|
|Hip Size||32 inches|
|Waist Size||24 inches|
|Weight||52 kg 124 pounds|
Nastia Liukin Career
As the gymnast, Lunkin started her career in 2002 by participated in her first championships in junior United States. Liukin instead suffered a fall on the uneven bars and finished 15th. In 2003 she was participated junior national champion was proclaimed in open competition, and also won gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and floor.She is also participates in the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, where she won the team gold medal with the American team and was 2nd in the individual all contest behind teammate Chellsie Memmel.n 2004 she to retain her title American junior champion and also won in the junior division of Pacific Alliance Championships.
In 2005 she achieved her first major success at senior level for the first time to be crowned champion of the USA in the overall competition, balance beam and uneven parallel.She was one of the great stars of the Gymnastics World Championships Melbourne 2005 and Nastia ranked first at the end of the preliminary round.In the apparatus finals Nastia get even partly succeeded, winning gold on balance beam and uneven parallel, both ahead of Memmel. She also won silver on floor, behind compatriot Alicia Sacramone.In the United States championships, that was held in late August, she successfully defended her titles in open competition, uneven bars and balance beam.
In Beijing Olympics 2008, Liukin achieved the gold medal in the individual artistic discipline (all around) and three silver medals: two exercises by equipment balance beam and uneven bars; and one in the team competition. She also won the bronze medal in the floor exercise, behind the Romanian Sandra Izbasa (gold) and fellow American Shawn Johnson (silver). In 2012, Likuin ended her career as the gymnast due fell off the bars on her Gienger release.
Nastia Liukin Controversy
Many says that Nastia Liukin is too young to ended her career as the gymnast athlete. But due her serious injury, Nastia Liukin should stop her bright career soon.
Nastia Liukin Dating
Nastia Liukin is rumored dating American figure skater Evan Lysacek and it was claimed by People Magazine in February 2010. Though the magazine claimed it, Likuin denied the rumor and said both are just best friend only.
Nastia Liukin Net Worth
Nastia Liukin put her name among 6 Olympic Stars Who Got Filthy Rich After The Games. She gets so much money from bonus and endorsement. After retired she also still working as guest starred on The CW series Hellcats and among others. That why today it then reveled that Natsia Liukin net worth is about $2 million dollars.