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; born October 30, 1989) is a Russian American former artistic gymnast. national champion, winning twice as a junior and twice as a senior. She is the only child of two former Soviet champion gymnasts: 1988 Summer Olympics gold medalist Valeri Liukin and 1987 world clubs champion in rhythmic gymnastics Anna Kotchneva.She is the 2008 Olympic all-around champion, a five-time Olympic medalist, the 20 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars. 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. and settled first in New Orleans before moving to Texas.She competed only on bars and beam, contributing to the team's gold-medal finish and winning individual silver medals in the uneven bars and balance beam finals. She posted the highest score of the entire meet on bars and the second highest score on beam on the second day of competition, winning the senior bars title for the third year in a row and placing second on beam.
While she lost credit for her dismount, she also avoided a deduction for a fall, and earned a 15.175.
On June 1, 2015, Liukin was engaged to Matt Lombardi, a former Boston College hockey player. National Championships were competitive with those being posted by the seniors, and Marta Karolyi, the U. national team coordinator, has said that if Liukin had been eligible, she would have been named to the Olympic team.
She announced the engagement on Instagram, with a photo of her ring and her fiance in the background, with the caption "So this just happened..." In March 2017, she said she was "completely shocked" when she heard about the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal saying the following about Larry Nassar: "Every encounter that I had with him was professional. team at the 2003 Pan Am Games; she took second place in the all-around behind fellow American Chellsie Memmel. In 2005, Liukin won her first senior National Championships and, once again, earned gold medals on the bars and beam. Classic as the defending all-around champion, but falls on the uneven bars and floor resulted in a fourth-place finish.
She continued through the rest of the competition and, despite the incomplete bars set, finished 15th, which landed her one of the final spots on the U. Her bars routine in team finals scored a 15.7 and helped the U. Liukin's ankle injury required surgery, and the recovery period kept her out of both national and international competition for much of the year.
In July 2007, although she was still recovering from her injury, she returned to competition as a member of the American team for the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro.My whole experience on the national team with USA Gymnastics was nothing but positive." Liukin began gymnastics at the age of three because she was "always hanging around in the gym" with her parents, who could not afford a babysitter to look after her while they were working as coaches.. She also won the all-around in the junior division of the 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships. At the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne, she finished second in the all-around behind teammate Chellsie Memmel with a score of 37.823. However, she scored extremely well on the balance beam and was the only competitor in the meet, junior or senior, to earn a score over 16.00 on this event.