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Gymnast Nastia Liukin Wraps 'Chicken Legs' With Skimpy Sunbathe

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By Rebecca Cukier

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is putting her "gross chicken legs" storm behind her and sunbathing in the skimpiest look around. The 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist, who delivered an upside-down splits to shut down a troll probing her slender frame this week, is now basking in the Dallas, TX sunshine for "golden hour," also proving she knows how to caption a shoot. Nastia, followed by 1 million on Instagram and making 2020 headlines for an anorexia storm, is also back to proving what a stunner she is. Check it out below.

'Gross Skinny Chicken Legs' Storm

Nastia Liukin in red leggings
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Scroll for the rays. Nastia, who isn't one to ignore haters and proves a headline-maker for shutting them down, was in the news ahead of the weekend for jumping aboard the "post a pic of" trend. This particular request came as a pic of the Russian-born star's "gross skinny chicken legs."

The result? Nastia posted a mind-blowing leotard-clad beam shot of herself upside-down and in the splits with words reading: "Unclear if you're trying to be hurtful or what, but these "gross skinny chicken legs" helped me win an olympic gold medal, huh?"

See The Sunbathe Below!

Nastia Liukin splits on beam
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Nastia, showing she ain't fussed, then updated with a stunning bronzing session from her Dallas, TX base where clearly, it's always a Hot Girl Summer. The 2008 all-around Olympic champion was snapped outdoors, by a white-painted brick wall, and matching it via a tiny ribbed crop top flashing a white bra, plus a pair of fun jeans.

"(You're my) golden hour," Liukin wrote, also showing off her slender arms, tiny waist, and bronzed facial features.

Keep scrolling for the snaps and her bikini body!

Scroll For The Bikini Body!

Nastia Liukin bronzing in top
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If you missed the October 2020 anorexia drama, it came with a fan DM, one that asked Nastia how she felt about "promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies." Reposting it and delivering a fire response, Liukin said:

"If taking pictures of my OWN body — a body that won me many Olympic 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."

See the pink bikini below!

Built Like A Champ

Nastia Liukin in bikini
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Nastia, who retired aged just 22 back in 2012, hasn't stopped wowing the 'Gram since. The Volition beauty partner and entrepreneur, who hosts her annual Nastia Cup, proves particularly popular in her swimwear, with recent throwbacks seeing her up the designer vibes in Kardashian-adored Fendi as she rocked her massive thigh gap in a tiny bikini.

Nastia has more going on, though, with 2020 ending on a high for her as she inked a movie deal in "Little Gymnasts." Speaking of, and very little at 4'11'', scroll for Simone Biles removing her chest piercing in a bikini.

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