Discipline: All-Around, Floor Exercise, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars, Vault, Team
Current Residence: Parker, Texas
College: New York University
- 2008 Olympic Games, gold medal in women's all-around, silver medals in women's team, women's balance beam, women's uneven bars, bronze medal in women's floor exercise
- 2012, U.S. Classic balance beam bronze medalist
- 2008, Visa Championships balance beam and uneven bars gold medalist, all-around silver medalist
- 2008, American Cup all-around gold medalist
- 2007, World Championships balance beam and team gold medalist, uneven bars silver medalist
- 2007, Visa Championships, uneven bars gold medalist, balance beam silver medalist, all-around bronze medalist
- 2007, Pan American Games team gold medalist, balance beam and uneven bars silver medalist
- 2006, World Championships uneven bars and team silver medalist
- 2006, American Cup all-around gold medalist
- 2005, World Championships balance beam and uneven bars gold medalist, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist
- 2005, American Cup balance beam gold medalist (tied), uneven bars sixth place
Fun Facts: Her father and coach, Valeri, won two gold medals in the 1988 Olympic Games for the Soviet Union ... Her mother, Anna, was 1987 rhythmic gymnastics champion ... Favorite books are the Twilight series ... Favorite food is sushi ... At the 2008 Olympic Games she tied the U.S. gymnastics record of five medals at one Games (also held by Mary Lou Retton, 1984, and Shannon Miller, 1992)
Red, White & Trending: Nov. 11-17
Jamie MacDonald Nov. 18, 2016
New Mannequin Challenge efforts arrive from Team USA gymnastics, soccer and judo stars; softball star Jennie Finch earns a Hall pass; Lindsey Vonn shares shots from her gruesome injury; Lex Gillette earns a starring TedX role; Allyson Felix, Janet Evans and Angela Ruggiero earn a starring role in Doha; the 6-foot-9 Phil Dalhausser wishes for a bigger world; Olympians are feted in New York and Austin; UFC captivates Team USA; Conor Dwyer is on a pretty good run; it’s ninja time again for gymnast Jonathan Horton; and more.
Team USA Athletes, U.S. Olympic Committee Gear Up For Excitement Of Rio 2016 Olympic And Paralympic Games By Declaring #WeLoveRio
United States Olympic Committee July 14, 2016
Team USA and its athletes are showing their excitement for Rio in various ways.
Red, White & Trending: July 1-7
Jamie MacDonald July 08, 2016
Timelines burst with red, white and blue Fourth of July holiday spirit (and an eagle on a bus at the OTC), Paralympic athletes step into the spotlight with Rio reactions, a peek into what makes swimming's Katie Ledecky great, triumph and heartache at track and field Olympic Trials, a classy goodbye from DeeDee Trotter and more.
50 Social Media Accounts To Follow On The Road To Rio
June 16, 2016
Check out the accounts of these athletes, National Governing Bodies and media outlets to get yourself Rio ready!
Red, White & Trending: May 20-26
Jamie MacDonald May 27, 2016
An uncomfortably close look at Casey Eichfeld's hectic 'home' office, a Magnificent gymnastics reunion (and photobomb), Aaron Blunck tackles standing sand sledding, Serena Williams gets tricky with the Dude Perfect gang, Kaitlyn Farrington embarks on an extreme adventure, Alana Nichols takes on Tyrolean fashion, Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin go glam, Lex Gillette shows off hoops (and soccer and football) skills, Aly Raisman accepts 'Grams' status and more.
Red, White & Trending: May 6-12
Jamie MacDonald May 13, 2016
Team USA celebrates its moms in so many ways (among them: poignantly, humorously, with tears, with a sash and in bright yellow), Michael Phelps is captivated by his baby Boomer, Lindsey Vonn stirs things up on a catamaran, Bubba Watson mugs with the fam, Tim Morehouse makes a non-fencing announcement, Blake Haxton and Nastia Liukin hit similar milestones, Tara Lipinski and her fiancé celebrate an anniversary (and more Emmys), Stars on Ice celebrates an impromptu prom party for Polina Edmunds, Missy Franklin celebrates a big birthday, plus Team USA #wisdom and more.
15 Times Team USA Athletes Made Headlines In 2015
Lisa Costantini Dec. 28, 2015
From Caitlyn Jenner to Kobe Bryant, Simone Biles to Ronda Rousey and more, relive the year in headlines.
19 Times Nastia Liukin Was A Great Team USA Ambassador
Oct. 30, 2015
In honor of her 26th birthday, celebrate some of the Olympic gymnastics champion's best moments.
The Road To Rio Heads To Boston
Oct. 21, 2015
Tanith White catches up with Ryan Lochte, Nastia Liukin and others as they interact with fans in Boston.
9 Team USA Gymnasts We're Grateful For
Sept. 19, 2015
Take a look at the nine U.S. athletes who won all-around gold on the world or Olympic stage in recent history.