Valeri Viktorovich Liukin (born December 17, 1966) is a retired artistic gymnast who competed for the former Soviet Union.
Liukin is the 1988 Olympic Champion in the team competition and individually on the horizontal bar and Olympic silver medalist in the all-around and the parallel bars.
Liukin is the first man to do a triple back flip on floor and both a layout Tkatchev and a Jaeger with full twist on high bar.
He moved to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 2000. He is married to Anna Kotchneva and is the father and coach of 2008 Olympic champion Nastia Liukin. On December 15, 2015, it was announced that Liukin had been inducted as a 2016 class of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.