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Gymnastics superstar Nastia Liukin was born to be an Olympian. Her father and coach, Valeri, won two gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, and her mother, Anna, was the world champion rhythmic gymnast in 1987.

Born in Russia, Nastia moved to the United States with her parents when she was just 2 years old. Since then, she's lived and trained in Parker, Texas.

After many close competitions, Nastia left Beijing with one gold, one bronze and three silver medals—tying the U.S. record held by Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Miller. She also became the third American in history to win the women's all-around competition!
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Published on September 08, 2008

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