- Name: Shawn Johnson East
- Born: 01/19/1992 (28 years old)
Shawn Johnson East (born Shawn Machel Johnson; January 19, 1992) is an American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson is also the 2007 all-around World Champion, and a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist, winning the team titles in 2007 and 2011, as well as titles in the all-around, uneven bars, and balance beam in 2007.
Alias: Peanut, Bubbly, America’s Sweetheart
Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Shawn Johnson East quotes :
We're taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you're never perfect and that you're never good enough.Shawn Johnson East
The body is an amazing machine... If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!Shawn Johnson
I had a constant fear, a constant little doubt in my mind: 'OK, I'm getting ready to do my standing back full on beam and I might re-tear my ACL.'Shawn Johnson
I'm doing four hours of gymnastics training a day, six days a week and then an extra two to three hours in a fitness center as well.Shawn Johnson
It sounds funny, but the 2008 Olympics were something that just kind of happened, and I was lucky they came at a point when I was uninjured and well prepared. As a gymnast, you can't ask for much more.Shawn Johnson
My parents- they've been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from something outside of your heart.Shawn Johnson
When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told me to do, go home, come back and start all over again. If Chow told me to do 50 squat jumps, I did 50 squat jumps.Shawn Johnson