March 15, 2017

Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin Confirmed for Summer 2017

We are thrilled to announce that 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin will be joining us this summer at IGC! Nastia will be attending camp during week 6 and week 8. Nastia has been coming to IGC for numerous summers and is always a joy and inspiration when it comes to working with our campers and staff.

Nastia is a 5-time Olympic medalist, 9-time World Championships medalist, and the 2008 Olympic All-Around Champion. Nastia is known for her straight lines and beautiful artistry. She had a balance beam skill named after her, the Liukin, which is a front salto from one leg that finishes in a scale.

In 2010, Nastia created the Nastia Liukin Cup, a national competition showcasing the top female junior and senior level 10 gymnasts in the country. In 2015, Nastia was a celebrity competitor on the American dance competition Dancing with the Stars, where she took 4th place with her partner Derek Hough. On February 21, 2017, Nastia was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, Texas.