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Shawn Johnson

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19, 1992
Des Moines, IA
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19, 1992 (age 26)
Des Moines, IA


Artistic gymnast who won an Olympic gold medal in 2008 in the women's balance beam as well as silver medals in the team, all-around, and floor competitions. She won season eight of Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and, three years later, she finished in second place in the Dancing with the Stars All-Star edition.

Before Fame

She was an honor roll student at Valley High School. She first starting doing gymnastics at three years old.


She won three gold medals at the 2007 World Championships, four at the 2007 Pan American Games, and one at the 2007 American Cup.

Family Life

She is the daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson. She married Andrew East in 2016.

Associated With

Her contemporary, Dominique Moceanu, became the youngest American gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal.