Shawn Johnson

Gymnast
Born on Jan. 19, 1992 in Des Moines, IA, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson began her athletic career at three years old when her parents enrolled her in gymnastics class after finding her jumping and ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1992 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

Dancing With the Stars 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Miss America Pageant 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2009 ESPY Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Biography

Born on Jan. 19, 1992 in Des Moines, IA, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson began her athletic career at three years old when her parents enrolled her in gymnastics class after finding her jumping and tumbling off of tables. At six, she joined forces with former gymnast and coach Liang Chow, who went on to steer Johnson to Olympic silver at the 2008 games in Beijing. Training less than others her age, Johnson was able to maintain honor roll grades while attending Valley High School in West Des Moines. Meanwhile, she qualified for Junior Elite Status on her first try, then garnered attention in 2005 when she placed third in the junior division at the U.S. Classic. The following year, she won the U.S. Junior National All-Around Championship. In 2007, she made the jump to the senior division, where she won the all-around at the Tyson American Cup. Also that year, she won four gold medals at the Pan American Games, then won the all-around at the U.S. National Championships - a feat she repeated the following year.

Relationships

Doug Johnson

Father

Teri Johnson

Mother

EDUCATION

Valley High School

West Des Moines , Iowa

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star

2009

Competed on the eighth season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"; became the youngest winner of the competition

2008

Won two individual Olympic silver medals and a Gold metal at the 2008 games in Beijing

2008

Publishing the book, Shawn Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile

2008

Traveled the US as a member of "The Tour of Gymnastics Superstars"

2008

Made a cameo appearance on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family)

2007

Won the all-around at the U.S. National Championships and the World Championships

2006

Won the U.S. Junior National All-Around Championship

1998

Joined forces with former gymnast and coach Liang Chow

Began taking gymnastics classes at three years old

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