Anna Kotchneva

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Anna Kotchneva-Liukin
Former countries represented  Soviet Union
Born (1970-01-25) January 25, 1970 (age 47)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Parker, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Head coach(es) Natalia Karpushenko

Anna Liukin née Kotchneva (Russian: Анна Кочнева) (born January 25, 1970 in Moscow) is a former Soviet rhythmic gymnast.


Kotchneva is the 1987 World Champion in clubs, (tied with Bianka Panova), the 1987 World bronze medalist in the hoop, and the 1987 World co-bronze medalist in the rope with Marina Lobatch.

Kotchneva is married to former artistic gymnast and Olympic gold medallist, Valeri Liukin. Their daughter, Nastia Liukin, is a retired United States artistic gymnast who won 5 medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including the all-around gold.


  1. ^ Hairopoulos, Kate (2008-08-15). "Parents' support, coaching and great DNA helped make gymnast Nastia Liukin an Olympian". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 

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