#18 Nastia Liukin (Valeri Liukin)
If you couldn’t guess by her name, Nastia is of Russian descent. Her father, Valeri Liukin, is a former gold-medal gymnast. His best work came back in the ’80s. Nastia decided to begin her own career in gymnastics after seeing her father succeed. In 2008, she won a gold medal for the United States gymnastics team. What a blow to Russia!