Her father and coach, Valeri, is a former Olympian celebrated as the first gymnast to perform a triple back flip on floor exercise.Her mother, Anna Kotchneva, was a world champion in rhythmic gymnastics in the late 1980s.
Moving towards her personal life, Nastia Liukin is rumored dating American figure skater Evan Lysacek and it was claimed by People Magazine in February 2010.MORE: Lindsey Vonn cedes World Cup standings lead Figure Skating The singles skating power still lies with the Russian women and Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu. In ski halfpipe, Olympic champions David Wise and Maddie Bowman continued to star.This time last year, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva was en route to one of the most dominating seasons of all time, a World title and talk of adding a quadruple jump in March. Olympic champion Donna Weinbrecht notched 46 victories. In aerials, first-grade classmates Kiley Mc Kinnon and Mac Bohonnon recorded the first U. Bowman took her fourth straigth Winter X Games title in January.It will end with Vonn chasing another record as the healthiest elite U. However, Vonn won zero races at the biggest event of the year, the World Championships near her Colorado home in February. Miller, though, has said there is a “good likelihood” he returns to racing, but a run for a sixth Olympics in 2018 is “really unlikely.” Mikaela Shiffrin, who in 2014 became the youngest Olympic slalom champion, repeated as World champion in the slalom and three-peated as World Cup champion. 12 crash and is unlikely to race again until next fall.Ted Ligety three-peated as World champion in his best event, the giant slalom, but was kept from a third straight World Cup season title in March by Austrian rival Marcel Hirscher.