Liukin

Konnor Mcclain’s Coach Valeri Liukin is a Russian- American artistic gymnast and currently gymnastics coach who is also the parent of 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin.

Valeri Liukin was couch by Eduard Yarov when he was a Soviet Union National Team member. He joined the Soviet Junior National team in Moscow, where he made his world debut at the 1985 Friendship Cup.

He retired as a gymnast on October 6, 1994, and started his career as a couch.

Liukin was the International Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2004. Liukin was known far and wide internationally for coaching USA’s second consecutive all-around Olympic champion, his daughter, Nastia Liukin, to the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Valeri Liukin won gold in the team and horizontal bar events and silver medals in the all-around and parallel bars.

Who Is Konnor Mcclain Coach Valeri Liukin?

Valeri Liukin is a famous Russian- American retired Gymnast,  born on December 17, 1966, in Kazakhstan. He is 55 years old, and his height is 1.63 m.

Liukin moved to the United States and began a coaching career.

Konnor Mcclain and her couch Valeri Liukin
Konnor Mcclain and her couch Valeri Liukin (Source: dallasnews.com)

Konnor Coach is both the parent’s Anna and Valeri Liukin of 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin.

Nastia earned USA’s silver medal finish in the team competition in 2008. She also earned silver on uneven bars, silver on the balance beam, and bronze in the floor exercise.

Liukin was the International Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2004. He was introduced to the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2005.

It was announced that Liukin had been a part of the 2016 class of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame on December 15, 2015.

Liukin was the United States women’s national gymnastics team coordinator from 2016 to Feb 2018. He coached the Brazilian women’s gymnastics team in 2018.

Liukin is co-owner of his friend Yevgeny Marchenko of the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy. 

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Valeri Liukin Family 

Valeri Liukin’s Parents, siblings, and relatives are unknown from media and online sources. 

Liukin moved to the United States in 1992 and became a U.S. citizen in 2000. Then, he married Anna Kotchneva, a former Soviet rhythmic gymnast. She is also a 1987 World Champion rhythmic gymnast. 

Anna and Valeri Liukin have a daughter together, Nastia Liukin. Nastia was born in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. They moved to Texas when Nastia was 2 and half years. Liukin started his career in coaching after moving to Texas.

Nastia Liukin is a former Russian-American artistic gymnast. She is also known as the 2008 Olympic All-Around champion.

Nastia was engaged to Matt Lombardi on June 1, 2015. Matt Lombardi is an American former Boston College hockey player who played for 2 seasons in the ECHL.

By November, they called off their engagement because of some personal reason. 

Konnor Mcclain Coach’s Valeri Liukin Ethnicity 

Valeri was born on December 17, 1966, in Kazakhstan, Russia.

The government of the United States granted him citizenship on 2002. So, He belongs to Russian and American Nationality and belongs to White Ethnicity.

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Valeri Liukin’s Net Worth

Liukin is one of the most popular and wealthiest gymnasts in Russia. His net worth has been growing significantly from 2020-2021.

He was on the list of celebrities born in Kazakhstan, Russia.

Valeri Liukin’s net worth or net income is estimated to be $1 million – 10 million to sources like Wikipedia, Forbes, and IMDb. His income source is mainly from being a successful and famous Gymnast.

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