CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2016 New York University Graduate
  • 2016 Olympic commentator for NBC television broadcast
  • 2015 “Dancing With The Stars” contestant
  • 2012 Headlined the post-Olympic Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • 2012 U.S. National Championships
  • 2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China): Individual All-Around Gold; Balance Beam Silver; Uneven Bars Silver; Team Silver; Floor Exercise Bronze
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials: 1st UB; 2nd AA, FX; 3rd BB
  • 2008 Visa U.S. National Championships: 1st UB, Beam; 2nd AA
  • 2008 & 2006 Tyson American Cup Champion
  • 2007 World Championships: 1st Team, BB; 2nd UB
  • 2007 Pan American Games: 1st Team; 2nd UB, Beam
  • 2007 Visa U.S. National Championships: 1st UB; 2nd BB; 3rd AA
  • 2006 & 2005 Visa U.S. National Champion
  • 2006 World Championships: 2nd Team, UB
  • 2005 World Championships: 1st UB, BB; 2nd AA, FX

BACKGROUND

The story of 2008 Olympic Champion gymnast Anastasia “Nastia” Liukin is that of the true American dream.  Born in Moscow, Russia to Valeri and Anna, both champion gymnasts for Russia, the Liukin’s moved to the U.S. when Nastia was two and a half years old.  Valeri won four medals, including two gold, at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, and Anna is the 1987 rhythmic gymnastics World Champion.

Throughout her career, Nastia was a key member of the U.S. team. Nastia has won nine World medals (four gold & five silver), which ties her with Shannon Miller in the US for all time world medals earned, and five Olympic medals, making her one of the most celebrated gymnasts in U.S. history.

Nastia was instrumental to the US Women’s Gymnastics teams success at the Beijing Olympic Games. Nastia led the team to a team silver medal, only being edged out by China.  Individually, Nastia won a bronze medal on floor, silver medal on balance beam and uneven bars, and after the performance of a lifetime, won the coveted Olympic All-Around gold medal title ahead of teammate Shawn Johnson. Nastia’s all-around win marked just the third time that an American woman had won the Olympic all-around title.

Following the Olympics Nastia enjoyed a whirlwind of appearances, engagements, and accolades upon her return, including appearances on television shows, Fashion Week in New York, and even launching her own clothing line, amongst others. Nastia was also featured on her own Wheaties cereal box.

Nastia stepped out of the competitive spotlight for the next two years focusing on other engagements and began training again with the goal of making the 2012 Olympic Team in the Fall of 2011.  She was able to advance to the Olympic Trials, but was unsuccessful in her attempt.  However, upon dismounting from her beam routine, Nastia received a standing ovation from the 18,000 fans in the stands.  Despite the end of her competitive gymnastics career, Liukin went to London as the athlete representative for the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG).

Beyond the gymnastics arena, Nastia has embarked on several business ventures including modeling for BCBG/ Max Azria, launched Supergirl by Nastia, a line of signature clothing at JC Penny; designed her own leotard line with GK/Elite Sportswear and a signature line of training gymnastics equipment with AAI. Nastia is fluent in both English and Russian and has a strong interest in fashion, business, & philanthropy.

After the London Olympics, Nastia was a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” where she came in 4th place with partner Derek Hough. She has also earned the position to work as a television commentator for numerous NBC sporting events, including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Nastia most recently became engaged to boyfriend, Matthew Lombari, and they plan to marry in June of 2017.

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