Gymnast Nastia Liukin Highlights Thigh Gap In Late-Night Leather

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Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is highlighting one thing and low-lighting the other. The 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist, known for her blonde locks, was back to brunette in a throwback for her 1 million Instagram followers last night, posting old-school content in sizzling leather and showing off her massive thigh gap. Nastia, who was back on the "post a pic of" bandwagon, even included a fellow gymnast in her photo. It was city vibes, pre-pandemic, and super-leggy. Check it out below 

Rare Throwback

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Scroll for the photo. It comes as Nastia's "post a pic of" snaps wind her in some pretty hot water - earlier this year, a troll asked to see a pic of the gymnast's "gross skinny chicken legs," something she did not appreciate as she clapped back with full force.

Still showing off the legs and in a late-night city shot with gymnast Samantha Peszek, Nastia shared a photo prompted by: "Post a pic of 16 jan." The Jan 16, 2019 photo below was the result.  

See The Photo Below!

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Nastia, who was hugging Samantha as the two posed on an outdoor deck overlooking glittering night high-rises, was all leg in tight leather pants as she swung one leg back while in heeled boots. The 2008 all-around champion also sported a loose maroon sweater, plus long, tousled dark curls.

"Brunette me," the caption read, with Nastia also adding: "Miss you my love @samanthapeszek." Also shared was a rare childhood photo of the blonde in the splits, one likely taken before she left Russia for the US.

See Her Walking On Her Hands!

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Liukin has been in the news of late, from fronting home retailer Pottery Barn, to the 12th annual Nastia Cup held in Indiana last month. Nastia was just 22 when she retired from professional gymnastics, something she's opened up about.

"I followed a strict plan for 22 years so as soon as I was done competing I was like, you know what? I’m gonna do what I feel like doing," she told The Cut in 2016. See the insane walking on those hands below.

Champion For Life

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The Pilates and boxing lover, who recently influenced for an indoor exercise bike despite admitting she hates cardio, also revealed: 

"I remember walking into a regular gym, not a gymnastics gym, and looking at the equipment and thinking, “What are these things?” I had no idea what to do and how to use this equipment because my whole life was so structured."

Nastia's daily structure still sees her up early for those morning workouts, these days often bringing in 2020-acquired dog Harley.