"Nastia" Liukina is a Russian-born American former artistic gymnast. She is the only child of two former Soviet champion gymnasts, which helped propelled her to lympic greatness.
She is the 2008 Olympic All-Around champion, a five-time Olympic medalist, the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars. She is also a four-time all-around U.S. national champion, winning twice both as a junior and a senior. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual, Liukin is tied with Shannon Miller for the third-highest tally of World Championship medals (among U.S. gymnasts as of 2021). Liukin also tied Miller's record (later equaled by Simone Biles) as the American gymnast having won the most medals in a single non-boycotted Olympic Games. Liukin was a key member of the U.S. senior team. She represented the United States at three World Championships and one Olympic Games.She retired from the sport in 2012.
Liukin released her autobiography, Finding My Shine, on November 24, 2015.