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Gymnast Nastia Liukin Flaunts Gold Medal-Winning Legs In Skimpy Spandex

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By Rebecca Cukier

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin's shredded body needs to be seen to be believed. The 30-year-old 2008 all-around Olympic champion might be fresh from an anorexia comment clap-back, but she's nowhere near done flaunting the gymast body that's earned her five Olympic medals. Nastia's 1 million Instagram followers got their favorite Russian's killer pins as the weekend kicked off, with Liukin taking to her stories yesterday with a super-leggy, fall-centric photo showcasing cozy plaid, plus the star's love of skimpy spandex. Check it out below.

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Haters Can Hate After Anorexia Comment

Nastia Liukin poses in a sports bra and leggings indoors
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Scroll for the latest photo. It comes one week after Nastia made major headlines for clapping back at a fan – she received a DM asking how she feels about "promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies."

Nastia, who has clapped back – scroll for it – updated her stories on Friday with a little fashionista moment. The Moscow-born star, who moved to the U.S. as a child, was in her Dallas, TX home and showing off a super-cute beanie hat look complete with a little plaid action.

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Nastia Liukin poses in shorts and a plaid jacket indoors
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Nastia's snap showed her seated at the edge of a chair and flaunting her insanely-toned legs in a tiny, black, and spandex pair of shorts. The blonde had paired them with an oversized, chunky, and red-injected plaid jacket, plus a black beanie hat, then driving fans to a new blog post about the "5 coat trends I'm obsessed with this season."

Nastia, whose massive thigh gap can easily make a headline, is not, however, taking the feedback to her body flaunting lightly.

'Triggered' By Fan DM

Nastia Liukin poses for a home selfie in a minidress and sneakers
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Nastia chose to go public with the fan DM by posting a selfie of herself in a skintight, copper-colored, and scoop-neck dress.

"This week I got a DM that really triggered me in so many ways (swipe to see the screenshot) it made me feel: defeated, pissed, sad, annoyed, confused, shocked, and many other feelings," she began.

Nastia admitted that she's always been "thin" – "While I’ve always been thin, I’ve not always been strong," she wrote – but she refused to be skinny-shamed.

Anorexia Comment 'Offensive'

Nastia Liukin poses indoors in gold pants
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In 2016, Nastia told The Cut that her mother raised her to "have a cookie" if she wants one – indeed, the gymnast is fresh from showcasing her giant home oreo stash and pantry stacked with flour, Annie's organic mac and cheese, and cookies. Her response lashed out at fans, continuing:

"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. This is ME. "

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