At the age of 34, Candace Parker has already made an indelible mark on not only women’s basketball but the sport as a whole. This six-foot-four goddess has been instrumental in the Los Angeles Sparks’ success since being selected first overall in the 2008 WNBA Draft. Parker has won so many prestigious honours and prizes that her name will be synonymous with excellence in her field for the rest of time. She works as a studio analyst for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA men’s tournament and the NBA on TNT when she’s not dribbling the ball.
Former artistic gymnast Nastia Liukin, known for her stunning blonde hair, has retired. Among Nastia’s many gymnastic accomplishments is her title as Olympic All-Around Champion in 2008. In addition to her five Olympic medals, she won the world championships in balance beam in 2005 and 2007 and in uneven bars in 2005. Nastia retired from gymnastics in 2012 after a phenomenally successful career. The Nastia Liukin Cup is an annual gymnastics competition conducted in the United States, which Nastia hosts in her retirement.