Shawn Johnson: In training for 2012

According to Full In Full Out, she’s making a comeback! Full In Full Out linked to an article on Des Moines Register that Shawn let it slip that she is training for London 2012. Awaiting a tweet or an announcement on her website / blog to confirm this. Maybe by the time I wake up in the morning, it’ll be the last thing she’ll do in the evening in the USA!

Thanks for the info Full In Full Out!

Also, here is a short interview that Shawn did with Des Moines Register.

After months — heck, more like a year — of speculation, Shawn Johnson made it official today: She’s going for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

The 18-year-old West Des Moines native, who won four medals at Beijing in 2008, talked with reporters — well, myself and WHO-TV’s Chris Hassel, we were the only ones there — for five minutes after her announcement at Hy-Vee Hall. Here were some of the highlights:

What swung your decision?

“I think I’ve known since Day One that (I’ve wanted to come back). I’ve always said gymnastics was my life, I’ll never live without it. I went two years trying to find an excuse to get away from it. But there’s something about it that just pulled me back. I’m a little kid at heart and I can’t get away from it. I love it and I missed it a lot.”

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