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  1. NastiaLiukin By Megan Jones

  2. NastiaLiukin Would you train your whole life just to have a very slim chance of standing on the first place podium for just one minute? NastiaLiukin took that chance and stood on that first place podium in 2008.

  3. Early Life • Born on October 30th 1989 • Born in Moscow Soviet Union • She began competing at age 6 • Attended southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas • Her full name is AnastiaValeryevnaLiukin • She became a member of the junior national team at age 12

  4. 2008 Olympics • Competed in 2008 Olympics • Held in Bejing • NastiaLiukin won all around in 2008 Olympics • Shawn Johnson (one of her best friends and the one on the left) won 2ndin 2008 Olympics • The U.S.A. team won the silver, behind the Chinese team

  5. Family • NastiaLiukin came from a family of gymnasts • Her dad medaled 4 times (2 of which were gold) in the 1988 Olympics • Her mom was a rhythmic gymnast • Her parents didn’t want her to do gymnastic but she loved gymnastics and got to be in a gym a lot because her parents coached

  6. Accomplishments • Won the 2008 Olympics • Nastia was on the tour of gymnastics super stars • Shares the record with Shannon Miller for most world champion medals (nine) • Won worlds both times she competed in them • She has a gymnastics meet named after her, The meet is named the Nastia Cup

  7. 2012 Olympics • She plans on making a come back and competing in the 2012 Olympics • She is on the national team right now and on her was to the Olympics for the second time

  8. What Nastia did as a Leader • She hasn’t given up on gymnastics • Inspires others to keep trying hard to get what they want • She reminds people that if you work hard you can accomplish a lot

  9. Resources • Wikepedia • About.com • NastiaLiukin Biography • My Brain