She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. She is the 2007 individual all-around World Champion, 2007 World Champion on floor exercise, and a member of the 2007 gold medal winning U. Johnson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson.Johnson is also a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist, winning the team titles in 20, as well as titles in the all-around, uneven bars, and balance beam in 2007. Her parents enrolled her in a gymnastics class at age three after they noticed her climbing cabinets and jumping off tables.“I want to be an advocate to change that.” She added, “I don’t care if people critique me.I want you to, but I want you to critique my performance.At age six, Johnson was one of Liang Chow's first students when he opened a gymnastics school in West Des Moines. She and her mother relocated to Los Angeles, California before appearing on Dancing With the Stars. National Championships, Johnson fell from the beam on the first day of competition and finished tenth all-around. Junior National All-Around Championship with a score higher than any of her senior elite competitors.It’s a helpless feeling.” Shawn is also pictured at Sirius XM just the day before.Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is an American retired artistic gymnast. She had one of the best rookie seasons ever recorded in the history of gymnastics, winning the all-around at the American Cup, Pan American Games, U. National Championships, and World Championships all in her first year as a senior gymnast. In May 2009, Johnson was the winner of Dancing with the Stars – season eight, and in November 2012 she earned second place on the all-star edition.
Johnson announced her retirement from gymnastics on June 3, 2012.
Champion on balance beam and floor exercise, the 2008 U. Champion on floor exercise and silver medalist on balance beam, she is a three-time U. all-around Champion, winning once as a junior and twice as a senior.
All kinds of Emmys, Dancing with the Stars, Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics…kinds of fun stuff. I told him to pull over cause the sky was putting on …
Shawn Johnson steps out for the Dove #mybeautymysay billboard launch event in Times Square on Wednesday morning (July 27) in New York City.
If you say my backflip wasn’t high enough, I can either [disagree] and say it was, or I can go home and work on it.If I do a backflip and you say, ‘Well, you just aren’t pretty enough,’ there’s nothing I can do with that.