How old was Shawn Johnson when she won Dancing with the Stars?

How old was Shawn Johnson when she won Dancing with the Stars?

Shawn Johnson is a 16-year-old American gymnast who earned a gold medal on the balancing beam at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She was the winner of Dancing with the Stars in 2009.

The competition aired its finale on March 20, 2009. At age 17, Johnson is the youngest winner in the show's history. Her prize money was $500,000.

Johnson began training as a gymnast at the age of three and a half under the guidance of Kim Zmeskal-Baker and Peter Berman. She has been affiliated with the St. Louis Gymnastics Academy since she was eight years old. In addition to competing in gymnastics, she has also appeared on television as a dancer on So You Think You Can Dance and The Best of Both Worlds.

She received a degree in communications from Maryville University in St. Charles, Missouri. As part of her graduation ceremony speech, she announced that she was leaving dancing to focus on her career as a gymnast.

Johnson returned to Dancing with the Stars in 2010 and again in 2011. In 2012, she competed in Season 13 but was eliminated during Week 7 of the competition.

In 2013, Johnson returned for Season 14 and this time became one of the finalists.

How old was Shawn Johnson when her daughter was born?

Johnson and her husband announced her pregnancy in April 2019. Drew Hazel East, the couple's daughter, was born on October 29, 2019. Johnson participated in the Junior Olympics (U.S. Level 10) National Championships when she was 12 years old, coming fourth in the all-around, first on beam, and second on floor.

Johnson won the gold medal in the women's balancing beam with a score of 16.225. She also won three silver medals, one each for the women's gymnastics team competition, the individual all-around competition, and the floor exercise. Johnson won Season 8 of Dancing with the Stars after competing in the Beijing Olympics in 2009.

The United States Olympic team has officially lost one of its hopefuls: Shawn Johnson, a 20-year-old gymnast, declared her retirement from the sport today. Johnson, who has four Olympic and three world gold in his career, has been rehabbing from a knee injury since 2011, but the intense training proved too much for the athlete.

Shawn Johnson is a 16-year-old American gymnast who earned a gold medal on the balancing beam at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She was the winner of Dancing with the Stars in 2009.

How old was Shawn Johnson at the Olympics?

Shawn Johnson expressed sadness when recalling "the child that was on the Olympic podium." In the age of 16, the gymnast became a decorated Olympian when she won four medals, including the gold medal on the balance beam, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The event made her the youngest person to win an individual gold medal in history. At the time, she also held the record for most career Olympic medals awarded by a female athlete (four). However, her victory was overshadowed when teammate Yang Jin-hua was discovered to be older than stated on her passport. She had claimed to be only 15 years old so she could compete in the women's vault competition.

Johnson began learning gymnastics at the age of 3 from her father, Shawn Johnson Sr., who is also her coach. She grew up in St. Louis with her parents and two siblings. Her family is of African American descent.

In addition to being an Olympic champion, Johnson is also a three-time world all-around champion, a two-time beam champion, and a four-time vault champion. She has represented America at five World Championships, winning three silver medals and two bronze medals.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Johnson again won four medals: two golds and two bronzes.

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