Fast Facts

  • In 2007, won every major event entered, including the American Classic, the American Cup, the Pan Am Games, the U.S. Championships and the World Championships. 
  • Became the fourth American gymnast to win the World Championships, and only the second American gymnast to win three gold medals in a world event.
  • Governor Chet Culver declared October 17 as Shawn Johnson Day in the state of Iowa.
  • Represented in Coca-Cola's Six Pack promotion for the 2008 Olympics, along with triathlete Andy Potts, basketball star LeBron James and three former gold medalists: swimmer Natalie Coughlin, sprinter Sanya Richards and taekwondo champ Steven Lopez.
  • Took home four medals from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing: a gold for the beam, and a silver each in team, all-around and floor.
  • Honored with a bronze, life-sized statue in the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines.
  • Won season 8 of Dancing with the Stars with partner Mark Ballas.


  • Doug Johnson — Father
  • Andrew East — Fiancé
  • Teri Johnson — Mother


  • Birth Name: Shawn Machel Johnson
  • Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Birthday: January 19, 1992, Capricorn
  • Profession: Gymnast
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