Nastia Lands A Perfect 24

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Nastia Liukin became the third American woman to win the all-around in 2008 in Beijing, following Carly Patterson (2004) and Mary Lou Retton (1984). Gabby Douglas became the fourth in 2012.

Happy birthday to Nastia Liukin, who turns 24 today! The 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion retired from gymnastics in 2012 but not before recording nine world championship medals and five Olympic medals. Since leaving the sport, Liukin has turned to broadcasting and will be part of NBC’s Winter Olympic coverage in February. She is currently a student at New York University.