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Nastia Liukin Talks Sochi
Nastia Liukin will make her Winter Olympic debut as a sports desk reporter for NBC's coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Liukin joined the NBC Sports Group in 2012 as a contributor for NBCOlympics.com during the London Olympic Games, and has since served as an analyst for the NBC Sports Groups gymnastics coverage. Following the London Olympics, Liukin was a member of the creative team and cast member for the Kelloggs Tour of Olympic Champions.
A five-time Olympic medalist and two-time all-around national champion (2005, 2006), Liukin garnered the most medals of any gymnast at the 2008 Beijing Games and tied the U.S. gymnastics record for the most medals won at a single Olympics with five (one gold, three silver, one bronze). Liukins gold medal in the all-around makes her one of only four American women to win the all-around Olympic title alongside Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson and Gabby Douglas. She also shares the U.S. gymnastics record for the most World Championship medals with nine with Shannon Miller (four gold, five silver). Liukins highly decorated career includes: eight Pan American Games medals; two American Cup gold medals, six gold medals and two silver medals at the Pacific Rim Championships; and nine gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal at the VISA Championships.
Nastia has appeared in a variety of popular media, numerous news programs and television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan OBrien, ABC Family's "Make It or Break It," "Frosted Pink with a Twist," "Gossip Girl," and "The Price is Right." She also had a cameo role in the film "Stick It" among others.
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