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Shawn Johnson

American gymnast

Shawn Machel Johnson East (born January 19, 1992)[1][2] is an American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic women's balance beam gold medalist.

Shawn Johnson East
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Shawn Johnson on top of the all-around podium at the 2008 U.S. National Championships.

Personal information
Full name: Shawn Machel Johnson East
Country Represented: United States
Date of birth: (1992-01-19) January 19, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth: West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Height: 4 ft 9 in
Discipline: Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Level: Senior International Elite
Years on National Team: 2004 –
Club: Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Head coach(es): Liang Chow
Assistant coach(es): Liwen Zhuang
Music: August's Rhapsody from August Rush

Johnson East is the daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson. Her parents put her in a gymnastics class after they saw her climbing up cabinets and jumping down from tables. When she was six, Liang Chow opened a gymnastics school in her city. She was one of Chow's first students when he opened the school.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Shawn Johnson". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  2. Shawn Johnson at USA Gymnastics Retrieved 2010-09-20.

Other websitesEdit

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