Olympic Gymnastics Leotard, worn by Nastia Liukin

Description (Brief)
Nastia Liukin (b. 1989) grew up in the gyms where her parents trained top athletes after moving to America from her hometown of Moscow at just two and a half. She went on to become one of the most decorated American gymnasts of all time and the first American gymnast to attempt a quadruple twist on floor. She is a five time Olympic medallist, four time World Champion, nine time World medallist, four time US National Champion and has won two American Cup titles and both a Senior and Junior Pacific Rim Championship. Nastia wore this leotard during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China when she won the gold medal for the individual, all-around champion in women’s gymnastics. Following her 2008 win Nastia was named FIG Athlete of the Year, Womens Sports Foundation Individual Sportswoman of the Year and the United States Sports Academy Female Athlete of the Year.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
gymnastics leotard
gymnastics leotard, summer olympics
leotard, gymnastics
date made
2008
user
Liukin, Nastia
maker
Elite Sportswear, L.P.
Physical Description
polyester (overall material)
nylon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 in x 11 in; 50.8 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
2009.0198.01
accession number
2009.0198
catalog number
2009.0198.01
subject
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Sports
Olympics
Amateur
Gymnastics
event
Olympic Summer Games: Beijing, 2008
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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