Shawn johnson balance beam olympics
Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics Golden Girl by Christine DzidrumsGrade/interest level: 5-8 Grades
Reading level: 750-800
Main Characters: Shawn Johnson Teir and Doug Johnson Chow the Coach
Setting: Des Moines Iowa and Where they had big events
POV: 3rd person
Shawn Johnson, was a very talented little girl. Although she was short there was no reason for her not to dream big. At only 4 11 Shawn was named on of the best gymnast in the world. That was not it for Shawn at the Olympics she won 2 gold and 1 silver. After the Olympics she was not done with being a star she was then on Dancing with Ther Stars. Though Shawn was small she had a big dream her mind was set on setting it.
Shawn Johnson (USA) : 2008 Beijing Olympics : EF BB
WATCH: Gymnast Shawn Johnson’s Secret Heartache: Why She Chose Jesus Over Olympic Gold
At the legendary Beijing Olympics, year-old gymnast Shawn Johnson approached the balance beam with the weight of the world on her shoulders. It seemed that her friends, family, school, and nation expected her to return to the U. But despite giving it her best effort, she returned with 3 silver medals and 1 gold. She was crushed. Four years later, as she prepared for the London Olympics, she trained longer and harder than ever before—often logging 40 hours per week of intense physical exertion. But she felt empty inside—like she would never be good enough. On June 3, , Shawn retired from gymnastics—less than two months before the London Olympics.
For a teenager from Des Moines, Iowa, it sounds like a dream true. Johnson struggled with the constant spotlight, and, for a time, with an eating disorder. For me, I was really proud of myself but I felt like all the media was saying I had failed. I believed all the way up to the Olympics that I was going to return home, return back to high school, go back to my normal everyday life, and just be a normal teenager. I kind of got slapped across the face afterwards with just chaos and reality that that wasn't going to happen, which was awesome. I had so many opportunities and so many great things that I got to experience, but it was a whirlwind. The demand for interviews and appearances and travel was crazy right after the Olympics.
U.S. all-around and floor exercise champion and balance beam silver Twitter: @ShawnJohnson Johnson and Liukin named to Olympic Team.
fidel castro quotes on human rights
United States of America. Her parents enrolled her in a gymnastics class at age three after they noticed her climbing cabinets and jumping off tables. Johnson attended a public school, Valley High School. She was on the honor roll, attended football games, and participated in extra-curriculars. Through , Johnson maintained a more balanced lifestyle than typical of elite female gymnasts.