Following her success at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Wheaties announced that Nastia and decathlete Bryan Clay would be featured on special-edition Wheaties packages. Nastia joins Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson and the "Magnificant 7" (Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug) as the only gymnasts to receive this honor. The packages became available beginning in September, continuing Wheaties' tradition of honoring great American champions dating back to Johnny Weismuller and Babe Didrikson in the 1930s. "EVERY YOUNG ATHLETE ASPIRES TO ONE DAY SEE THEIR FACE ON THE COVER OF THE WHEATIES BOX. IT'S BEEN A HUGE INSPIRATION TO SEE GREAT GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONS ON THE BOX, LIKE MARY LOU AND CARLY, PLUS THE 'MAGNIFICENT SEVEN' FROM 1996. IT'S A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR FOR ME TO BE ON THE BOX, AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO BE PART OF THE WHEATIES TRADITION.". Learn more about Wheaties' history and featured athletes on the brand's recently updated website at WHEATIES.COM.
Visit WHEATIES.COM to watch a video of the unveiling of Nastia's Wheaties Box in Beijing. Nastia's Wheaties box is currently available to purchase in selected store through the US.