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Gymnast Nastia Liukin Checks Abs In Skimpy Bad-Girl Beanie Shot

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By Rebecca Cukier

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin has been checking out her mind-blowing abs. The 30-year-old five-time Olympic medalist and influencer updated her Instagram ahead of the weekend for a reminder that it's fall, "Scorpio Season," and, seemingly, ab season.

Nastia, who boasts 1 million followers and is currently in the news for clapping back at an anorexia remark, kept her shade out of it while bringing the heat in slouchy, low-slung sweatpants and an edgy beanie hat look. Check out the photo, plus more about Nastia below.

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Gold Medal Body Makes Another Appearance

Nastia Liukin hiking in shorts with her dog
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Scroll for the photo. The above one dates back to September when Nastia enjoyed Big Sky Country via a field-filled trip to Montana with dog Harley. Yesterday, meanwhile, brought Nastia back in her Dallas, TX base. The 2008 all-around Olympic champion, posing amid concrete walls, was looking jaw-dropping – and, seemingly, in the mood to check out those cheese-grater abs.

The shot showed Nastia offsetting gray sweatpants with a tight and long-sleeved black crop top, also sporting white socks and sneakers, plus a fluffy, ribbed, gray beanie.

'Scorpio Szn'

Nastia Liukin poses in sweatpants and a beanie hat
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Keep scrolling for more photos. Nastia, a total fashion icon for her followers, had captioned the shot: "Scorpio Szn." The U.S. transplant, who retired from professional gymnastics aged just 22 back in 2012, has been steadily filling her Instagram with trendy shots shouting out both the last days of summer and now fall.

A 98-degree heatwave in Dallas recently saw Nastia wowing in a sexy, shark-teeth-effect swimsuit, but it's been Nastia showing her own shark teeth recently after she refused to let a skinny-shaming comment slide.

Fires Back At Anorexia Comment

Nastia Liukin poses in a sports bra and jacket
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Nastia has now landed herself major media attention for clapping back at a fan DM. The message asked Nastia how she felt about promoting "borderline anorexic looking" bodies. Nastia reposted both the selfie sparking the comment and the words themselves, then sharing a piece of her mind.

Nastia admitted to feeling "triggered" by the comment, adding that "It made me feel: defeated, pissed, sad, annoyed, confused, shocked, and many other feelings.."

"If taking pictures of my OWN body—a body that won me many olympics medals, a body that I push each day to get stronger, a body that God gave me—is inherently promoting anorexia, then honestly, we’ve gotten to a place in the world where just BEING is offensive," she continued.

Not Apologizing For 'Thin' Body

Nastia Liukin poses in a yoga stretch on an outdoor deck
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Nastia, adding that she promotes "real" bodies, continued: "While I’ve always been thin, I’ve not always been strong. I’m proud to say that I am truly stronger now than I’ve ever been. I’m sorry if my body is triggering to you."

In 2016, Nastia told The Cut that her mother had raised her to "have a cookie" if she wants one. Just today, the blonde showcased her own giant stash of kitchen oreos as part of a pantry video, although she did admit guests get told to stay away from the decorative jar – they can eat them from the package.

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