Shawn Johnson & Steve Penny speak on retirement

Gymnastike has a video containing audio of a conversation with Shawn Johnson and Steve Penny over her decision to retire. Despite many fans giving out about Shawn on message boards, Johnson does sound genuine and upset. It seems as if […]

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Shawn Johnson’s 2012 Olympic bid

A video introducing Shawn Johnson's new book, "Winning Balance" has been released. Twenty-year-old American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion


The week in gymnastics: July 18th – 24th

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Shawn Johnson for 2011 VISA Championships

Many people have been asking on Twitter, Facebook and discussion forums what the criteria is for petitioning at Classics to be allowed compete at the VISA Championships in


Results: CoverGirl Classic 2011

So the evening / early morning started off with a major glitch. It turns out that the Universal Sport live feed wasn't actually available for anyone outside the


Covergirl Classic 2011

The roster was released last night for the Covergirl Classic which will take place on July 23rd at the UIC Pavillion on the University Of Illinois, Chicago. The competition

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Weekend Round Up: July 9th & 10th

There was a lot of news from the world of gymnastics this weekend. Here's a quick round up: Shawn Johnson Will compete at the Covergirls Classics this month. According to


Nike taking a risk with Shawn Johnson?

There's a great new article on the BBC Sport website as part of the World Olympic Dreams series on Shawn Johnson. It follows Shawn at the Nike HQ


Nastia Liukin…still unsure but making other decisions

USA Today published a new article on the comebacks of 2008 Olympians  Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin. The article covers the usual for Shawn that she is training


New Shawn Johnson video diary

Shawn Johnson is part of the BBC's Olympic Dreams which follows athletes in the run up to London 2012.  They've posted a new video diary entry from Shawn.


Shawn Johnson – a lot done, more to do

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


Which 2008 USA Olympian has the best shot at making the London 2012 team?

The latest discussion in between the members of the Gymnastics McLaughlin Group is the following: Which 2008 U.S. Olympian has the best shot at making 2012? Without knowing Nastia Liukin's


New Shawn Johnson Update

Shawn Johnson has finally updated her blog! On life without gymnastics: Don’t get me wrong, these past two years have been absolutely amazing and have given me the opportunity

More on Shawn Johnsons comeback

We posted previously that the BBC World Olympic Dreams Team are featuring Shawn as one of the athletes being tracked for World Class 2012 in partnership with the British Sports

Little Links 4/10/10

The Hindu asks "Can India do the unbelievable in gymnastics?" Isle of Man gymnast Alex Hedges has been blogging for Channel 4 - here he watches as two teammates

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