By: Shawn Johnson
This is an image/video of Shawn Johnson competing in the 2008 Olympics.
Shawn Johnson's Special Prayer:
Now I lay me down to sleep.
My heart is your to find, to seek.
You keep me up safe and hold me tight,
Helping me decide what's right.
You watch me fall but help me up,
Never wanting to disrupt
Life's set path to which I face.
Destiny has its own set pace.
You give me wings and help me fly,
But always keep your distance-why?
Major Skills Shawn Johnson Competed In Her Beam Routine:
Back handspring, back handspring, back layout
Back tuck full
Switch leap, back layout step out, back layout
Split jump, pike jump, back tuck
Round off, full in
Back Handspring= An acrobatic move which a person lunges headfirst from an upright position into a vertical position and then pushing off from the floor with the hands so you can leap back to an upright position.
Back layout=Taking off two feet, rotates in a straight body position, then lands again on the feet
Front pike=Flips forward in a pike position, then lands on feet
Back tuck full=Twists backwards in a tuck shape in a full circle, the lands back on feet
Switch leap=Begins with one leg in front of the other then switches in mid air
Back layout step out=Taking off two feet, rotates in a straight body position, then lands on one foot then the other
Switch side= Begins with one leg in front of the other then switches to a straddle in mid air
Split jump=Jumps in the air then splits their legs
Pike jump=Jumps in the air then leans their chest to their feet
Back tuck= Taking off two feet, rotates in a tuck position, then lands again on the feet
Round off=Twists the hands and shoulders as the hands are placed on the ground while two feet are placed together on the ground
Full in= Full-twisting double back (two flips backwards) with the twist happening in the first flip