Shawn Johnson posted her latest blog post upon her return from the National Team Training at the Karolyi Ranch last week.
She says that her knee is still causing some problems, leaving her unable to do everything she wanted to. She’s not quite back in shape and at the standard she’d like to be but she’s getting there. It appears that Shawn is aware that she has a lot more work to do as even since Beijing 2008, the gymnastics world has changed a lot. She is very impressed with the new girls on the National Team.
I learned a lot at this camp and got some great insight as to how the world of gymnastics has evolved in the past couple of years…. And let me just tell you… THESE NEW GIRLS ARE AMAZING! Go team USA! Its exciting to get back into the system and see the hope for a fantastic future team. The girls are working so well with each other and the potential strength of what our team is capable of is incredible! We sure will be the team to beat
Now, don’t get me wrong, I still have a LONG way to go to be in contention for making any kind of team, but coming out of camp I feel motivated and excited to push myself into my first competition. The next camp we have is in 5 weeks and I plan on working my booty off so I can show up and prove to Martha that I am just as deserving for a spot on a team as anyone!
I really wish Shawn the best of luck and am delighted that she is keeping us in the loop. I’d love to see her make the 2012 team and do well in London.