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Shawn Johnson Biography
Shawn Johnson East is an American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson is also a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist, winning the team titles in 2007 and 2011, as well as titles in the all-around, uneven bars, and balance beam in 2007.
In 2007 Johnson became a member of the U.S. senior team. She is known to have one of the best rookie seasons ever recorded in the history of gymnastics. She won the all-around at the American Cup, Pan American Games, U.S. National Championships, and World Championships all in her first year as a senior gymnast. She is the 2007 World Champion on floor exercise, 2007 individual all-around World Champion and a member of the 2007 gold medal winning U.S. gymnastics team. As well as being the 2007 U.S. Champion on balance beam and floor exercise, the 2008 U.S. Champion on floor exercise and silver medalist on balance beam, she is also a three-time U.S. all-around Champion, winning once as a junior and twice as a senior.
Johnson was the winner of season eight of Dancing with the Stars in May 2009, and in November 2012 she earned second place on the all-star edition. On June 3, 2012, Johnson announced her retirement from gymnastics.
Shawn Johnson Age | How Old Is Shawn Johnson
She was born on January 19, 1992 in Des Moines, Lowa. She is 26 years old as of year 2018.
Shawn Johnson Parents | Shawn Johnson Family | Shawn Johnson Siblings
Johnson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is the daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson. When she was three years her parents enrolled her in a gymnastics class after they noticed her climbing cabinets and jumping off tables. Johnson at age of six was one of Liang Chow’s first students when he opened a gymnastics school in West Des Moines. Johnson is a devout Christian.
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Johnson competed in the Junior Olympics (U.S. Level 10) National Championships when she was 12. She finished fourth in the all-around, first on beam, and second on floor.
Johnson as a youngster she was not scouted by USA Gymnastics, and her coach, Liang Chow, had no interactions with the national staff. Chow reached out to the National Team Coordinator in 2005, Marta Karolyi, sending her a video of Johnson with the comment “I believe this kid will help the U.S. team.” When Karolyi felt that the action was audacious, she commented that, “Wow, this coach is pretty confident”, but she soon invited Johnson to national team training camps.
On her first attempt Johnson qualified Junior International Elite. At the 2005 U.S. Classic she attracted widespread attention ,where she placed third. Johnson fell from the beam on the first day of competition and finished tenth all-around at the 2005 U.S. National Championships .
Johnson added several new skills in 2006, including a Jaeger on bars, and two top-difficulty (G) skills, a full-in back-out dismount off beam and a double-twisting double back on floor. Johnson with a score higher than any of her senior elite competitors she won the 2006 U.S. Junior National All-Around Championship.
In 2007 is when Johnson became a senior and continued to show new skills, including a double-twisting double layout dismount off the uneven bars. She competed and won the all-around over teammate Natasha Kelley. She also competed in the 2007 Pan American Games, winning four gold medals (team, all-around, beam and bars) and a silver on floor.
In the all-around at the 2007 Visa U.S. National Championships,Johnson won beating Shayla Worley by more than three points.
At the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Johnson along with Nastia Liukin, Shayla Worley, Alicia Sacramone, Ivana Hong, and Samantha Peszek represented the U.S. In prelims (qualification), Johnson was able to score 16.250 on beam, 15.150 on floor, 15.175 on vault, and (with a fall on her dismount) 14.625 on bars. Johnson qualified to the all-around, beam, and floor finals after U.S. finished first in prelims.
Since Johnson was the only U.S athlete who could have performed she was able to perform all four events in the team finals. She scored 15.375 on bars and floor, and 15.150 on vault. She also fell on the beam on her handspring-handspring-layout series and scored 15.025. With 184.400 points, 0.950 ahead of silver-medal China the team won gold . This was the second U.S. team gold in the World Championships.
Johnson scored a 15.175 on vault, 15.375 on bars, 15.900 on beam and 15.425 on floor in the all-around finals. Her 61.875 total made her the fourth American woman to win the all-around gold medal.
Johnson first competed on the balance beam during event finals , where she fell on her standing full and on her switch side leap, scoring a 14.475 and finishing last. In floor exercise, Johnson went out-of-bounds on her first tumbling pass, but won the gold with a 15.250, just eclipsing teammate Sacramone.
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In 2008 Pre- olympics , On March 1, 2008 Johnson competed again in the American Cup in Madison Square Garden. She fell on her Amanar vault, scoring a 15.175. On the other apparatus, she scored 15.625 on bars, 16.325 on beam, and 15.975 on floor. Despite of Johnson scoring first on the vault, balance beam, and floor, she finished second in the all-around. Nastia Liukin was the winner of the gold with an uneven bars score nearly a point higher than Johnson.
Johnson one week later, she represented the U.S. in Jesolo, Italy against Italy, Spain, and Poland, along with Jana Bieger, Olivia Courtney, Chelsea Davis, Bridget Sloan, and Samantha Peszek. The U.S. won the junior and senior all-around team titles. Johnson won the all-around with a 61.7, earning the highest scores on vault (15.2), beam (16.2), and floor (15.0). Johnson finished first on floor, despite falling, on her double-double mount.
Johnson won the 2008 U.S. Visa Championships on June 7, 2008. She worn the all-around title by one point ahead of Liukin where she scored 127.5 and She also won the floor exercise.
Johnson two weeks later she won the all-around at the Olympic Trials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, again finishing ahead of Liukin. Due to their top placements, Johnson and Liukin were named to the 2008 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team immediately after the Trials. After two additional selection camps the other four 2008 team members earned their spots.
Johnson competed in all four events during the team competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics , in which the United States won the silver medal. She also won the silver medal in the individual all-around competition, receiving a score of 62.725. Nastia Liukin who is Johnson’s teammate and roommate at the Olympic Village, won the gold medal, receiving a score of 63.325. Liukin took gold and Johnson silver and this competition was the first time that the United States Women’s Gymnastics team took both the gold and silver medals in the individual all-around competition; this competition also marks the fourth time a country won both gold and silver medals in the individual all-around competition.
Johnson won the silver medal in floor exercise, where teammate Liukin took bronze. She also won a gold medal on the balance beam apparatus. Individually all-around, she and Liukin took the top two medals in this event. Johnson qualified as the second reserve to the uneven bars final, but did not compete.
Shawn Johnson Net Worth
Shawn Johnson’s net worth is estimated at $10 million.
Shawn Johnson Wedding |Shawn Johnson And Husband
Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson married Oakland Raiders long snapper Andrew East on April 16 in a rustic-chic wedding in Franklin, Tennessee. A handful of pics from the countryside fete were floating around the internet right after the wedding. There were around 350 friends and family who gathered to celebrate the bride and groom, who wanted to keep the atmosphere of the day relaxed and down-to-earth. Guest tables were adorned with barn wood boxes as centerpieces. They noshed on comfort food like mini fried chicken and waffles and buttermilk biscuits.
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Johnson is married to a former long snapper for the Vanderbilt football team Andrew East . The two got engaged in July 2015 at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game and they later married on April 16, 2016, in Franklin, Tennessee. The couple live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shawn Johnson Height |How Tall Is Shawn Johnson | Shawn Johnson Weight
Johnson stand at a height of 4 ft 11 in or 150 cm or 1.5 m. Her body weight is 45kg or 99lbs.
Shawn Johnson Pregnant |Shawn Johnson Baby
Johnson revealed through a YouTube video in October 2017 that she had been pregnant but suffered a miscarriage.
Shawn Johnson Book
The Flip Side Hardcover – June 7, 2016
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Shawn Johnson Nastia Liukin
Some sources say that after the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, where gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin won a ton of medals for Team USA they stopped speaking to each other. It was said that what caused them to stop talking to each other and what looked like the end of their friendship was the media who decided that Nastia and Shawn were only supposed to be rivals. Not friends.
Shawn Johnson Engagement Ring
Johnson accepted a breathtaking diamond ring from American football long snapper with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League, Andrew East. The two were engaged on July 24, 2015 at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game. Johnson posted a video of the sweet proposal on Instagram.
Shawn Johnson Quotes
- I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.
- My knee is almost back to normal. I am back in training.
- Gymnastics taught me everything – life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.
- Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.
- I started from zero and went back to the basics in gymnastics.
Shawn Johnson Facts
Johnson won a gold medal for the balance beam at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She was the winning contestant on ‘Dancing with the Stars in 2009.
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