Shawn Johnson

By Christina

As a child...

She started to jump off the tables in her house,and her parents signed Shawn up for gymnastics. She was born in Des moines,Lowa. Her birthday was January 19th,1992. She went to a gymnast school in Washington when she was little and she went there till she was seven. At the age of seven she learned her splits and her front flip,She injured her leg from it.

In High School...

She got on the Honor Roll. And loved to dance in football games, She became a cheerleader.In High School she had rough times with her school work.She got better and better. Though she did make some mistakes, And one time her mistake helped her she Ment to do a half twist but she made a wrong turn and went the other way and did a full twist and she got a high score for it.
Shawn Johnson - Uneven Bars - 2008 Visa Championships - Day 1

As an adult...

She competed with professionals and learned more and more.Than she tried out for the Junior Olympics and she won. Than two months later she went to the Olympics the real Olympics. She got through that with some high scores and some low ones. The Olympics was very long she was there for more than 3 hours.

Extras...

In Bijiing She won three GOLD METALS! A silver for floor, Another gold one for balance beam. Bijiing is the most hardest gymnastics place she hurt herself Alot but she made it through in second place.