American artistic gymnast who won the Gold medal for the US in the highly touted 2008 all around individual gymnastics competition.
After the Soviet Union dissolved, she moved to the US at the young age of two.
She won a total of 5 Medals at the 2008 Olympics, tying the record for most won by an American gymnast.
Both of her parents were champion gymnasts for the Soviet Union, and they were huge supporters of her throughout her competitive life.
Four years after she won the all-around individual gold medal,