On June 1, 2015, Nastia Liukin became engaged to her boyfriend, Matt Lombardi, a former Boston College hockey player. team at the 2003 Pan Am Games; she took second place in the all-around behind fellow American Chellsie Memmel. In 2005, Liukin won her first senior National Championships and, once again, earned gold medals on the bars and beam. Classic as the defending all-around champion, but falls on the uneven bars and floor resulted in a fourth-place finish.
She announced the engagement on Instagram, with a photo of her ring and her fiance in the background, with the caption "So this just happened..." Liukin began gymnastics at the age of three because she was "always hanging around in the gym" with her parents, who could not afford a babysitter to look after her while they were working as coaches.. She also won the all-around in the junior division of the 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships. At the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne, she finished second in the all-around behind teammate Chellsie Memmel with a score of 37.822. However, she scored extremely well on the balance beam and was the only competitor in the meet, junior or senior, to earn a score over 16.00 on this event.
She stated that she hoped to continue her studies at New York University in the future.
Liukin updates a blog on her official website and regularly posts on Twitter as @Nastia Liukin.
In contrast to her WOGA teammates Carly Patterson and Hollie Vise, who finished first and second, respectively, Liukin suffered a fall on the uneven bars that rendered her unable to finish the routine. In spite of her injury, in the qualification round, Liukin's bars set earned a 16.2, the highest score of any competitor on any apparatus in the meet. Liukin also qualified for the event finals on bars, where she took a small step on her dismount and finished with a 16.05, earning a silver medal behind Britain's Beth Tweddle.