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Year on the Wheaties’ Box: 2012

Gymnast Nastia Liukin claimed five medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing—bronze in the floor exercise; silvers in the uneven bars, balance beam and team competitions; and gold in the all-around. Although she hoped to make the 2012 Olympic team, she did not qualify and retired from gymnastics in 2012.

Liukin ties with Shannon Miller for the second-highest number of World Championship medals among US gymnasts. During her career, she won nine medals at these events and was the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, as well as the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars.