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Steve-O booted from 'DWTS'

Steve-O booted from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- British-born stuntman Steve-O was booted from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
Man charged with stalking Johnson

Man charged with stalking Johnson

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- A 34-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly jumped the fence at the "Dancing with the Stars" studio in Los Angeles and police found guns in his car.
Carlisle and Roberts booted from 'DWTS'

Carlisle and Roberts booted from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Belinda Carlisle and her professional partner, Jonathan Roberts, were the first pair eliminated from this season of "Dancing with the Stars."
Johnson, Liukin go 1-2 on balance beam

Johnson, Liukin go 1-2 on balance beam

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Americans Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin finished 1-2 on the balance beam Tuesday, bringing an end to their rewarding Olympic experience.
Olympic Medal: W. Bal. Beam Gymnastics

Olympic Medal: W. Bal. Beam Gymnastics

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Shawn Johnson of the United States won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in the gymnastics balance beam competition.
Romanian upstages American gym stars

Romanian upstages American gym stars

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson, stars of the Olympic all-around gymnastics competition, were upstaged Sunday by Romania's Sandra Izbasa.
Olympic Medal: W Floor Exercise Gymnastics

Olympic Medal: W Floor Exercise Gymnastics

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Sandra Izbasa of Romania won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the women's gymnastics floor exercise.
Americans go 1-2 in women's all-around

Americans go 1-2 in women's all-around

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- American Nastia Liukin overcame an early deficit Friday with a series of brilliant routines to become the Olympic women's all-around gymnastics champion.
Olympic Medal: W All-Around Gymnastics

Olympic Medal: W All-Around Gymnastics

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Nastia Liukin of the United States won the Olympic women's all-around gymnastics gold medal Friday in Beijing.
Injury slows American gymnastics effort

Injury slows American gymnastics effort

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Americans Shawn Johnson and Nastia Luikin led the Olympic gymnastics qualifying Sunday while an injury slowed down the overall U.S. effort.
China, U.S. battle for gymnastics gold

China, U.S. battle for gymnastics gold

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) -- Gymnastics

Shawn Johnson leads at Olympic gym trials

PHILADELPHIA, June 21 (UPI) -- Shawn Johnson finished first in the vault, balance beam and floor exercise Friday on the opening night of the women's U.S. Olympic gymnastic trials.

American wins gymnastics world title

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- American Shawn Johnson had the best balance beam and floor exercise routines Friday to win the all-around gold medal at the World Gymnastics Championship.

USA wins world gymnastics gold medal

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Outstanding routines by Alicia Sacramone and Shawn Johnson Wednesday lifted the United States to the team gold medal at the World Gymnastics Championships.
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USA's Shawn Johnson performs in the Floor event of the Women's Individual All-Around Gymnastics Final at the National Indoor Stadium at the Summer Olympics in Beijing on August 15, 2008. Johnson won the silver medal and teammate Nastia Liukin won the gold. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic)
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Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is an American artistic gymnast. She was the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and all-around, and floor exercise silver medalist, the 2007 all-around World Champion, and the 2007 and 2008 U.S. all-around champion. She also won the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.

Johnson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the only child of Doug and Teri Johnson. Her parents enrolled her in a gymnastics class at age three after they noticed her climbing cabinets and jumping off tables. At age six, Johnson was one of Liang Chow's first students when he opened a gymnastics school in West Des Moines.

Through 2008, Johnson maintained a more balanced lifestyle than typical of elite female gymnasts. She limited her gymnastics training to 25 hours per week, as opposed to the more typical 40 hours. Also unlike many of her peers, she went to a public school, Valley High School. She was on the honor roll, attended football games, and participated in extra-curriculars.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Shawn Johnson."
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