Nastia Liukin Highlights Gymnast Body In Bikini

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Rebecca Cukier

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin has been showcasing her Gold Medal body while in a skimpy bikini. The 32-year-old former athlete made New Year's headlines for jetting out for a sun-soaked vacation, hitting up Mexico shores to top up her tan and definitely bringing the swimwear.

Posting for her 1.1 million Instagram followers this month, the 2008 all-around champion made it clear that retirement hasn't stopped her keeping in shape, and fans couldn't hit "like" fast enough. See the photos and more below.

Stuns In Mexico Photos

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Scroll for the snaps. Liukin tends to celebrate Christmas at her Montana cabin - something she did last year - but the sun-worshipper didn't stay Stateside for long. Photos showed the APL collaborator on a chic outdoor path framed by greenery. Nastia was sauntering down it while in a fun, monochrome, and patterned bikini, one boasting criss-cross stomach bands and big-time showing off the abs.

Liukin also donned a baseball cap, plus her newly-dark locks worn down. "Mentally still here," she wrote, clearly referring to being back in her Dallas, TX base. More after the snap.

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Nastia continues to make headlines despite having retired back in 2012 aged just 22. Last year, she hosted the 12th annual Nastia Cup, then reappearing on TV during the Tokyo Olympic Games.

"Going back to my childhood, it was about finding something that I loved and was passionate about. I think a lot of people forget to do that and it’s the most important part," she told Forbes.

'Found The Right Way'

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The beauty blogger and Volition collaborator continued: "Whether it's a sport, a job, or starting a new business, you have to be passionate about it, or it's really hard if you're not. I was so lucky that I found that right away, and I never looked back."

Nastia now also comes with an influencer status, having shouted out a slew of high-profile brands on her social media. She's repped Olay and Dove Beauty, Facebook App, plus clothing brand Revolve.


Concluding as she spoke of her career progression, the Moscow native stated: “So many of my gymnastics experiences have paved this way into my business life. Knowing that things aren't always going to go your way, and that you're not always going to know what you're doing.”

Nastia is followed by Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, plus stars including Selma Blair and Savannah Chrisley.