Shawn Johnson – Biography
Shawn Johnson is a former American gymnast. She is known to be the gold medalist winner of the 2008 Olympic beam balance in Beijing, China, and silver medalist in the team, all-around, and floor exercise events. In 2009, she stands second in Dancing with the Stars Season 8 champion.
Shawn Johnson- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education
Shawn Johson was born on January 19, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. As of 2022, she is 29 years old and her nationality is American. Her birth zodiac sign is Capricorn whereas her ethnicity is Caucasian.
She is the single daughter of her parents Doug Johnson who is a businessman and Teri Johnson who is a housewife. Her birth name is Shawn Machel Johnson. She started Gymnast at the age of 3. At the age of six, she went to Gymnastic School. Liang-Chow was her instructor. She attended Valley High School and was interested in football and dances.
Later, she relocated with her family and completed her further education with a private teacher. She begin studying Sports Psychology in 2013.
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All about the Rumors and Controversy of Shawn Johnson
In 2008, Johnson was rumored to have hooked up with Taylor Phinney who is a cycler. In 2005, She even linked with Derek Hough and Mark ballas who are dancers.
Shawn Johnson- Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend, Girlfriend
This athlete tied the knot with Andrew East on April 16, 2016, in Franklin Tennessee. He is a professional football long snapper who played for the Washington Redskins in 2018. During a Chicago Cubs game, they got engaged on July 24, 2015, at Wrigley Field. They reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
It was disclosed in October 2017, that she suffered a miscarriage. Shawn Johnson gave birth to her first child daughter, Drew Hazel East on October 19, 2019. Likewise, she gave birth to her other baby, son Jett James East on July 19, 2021.
Net Worth of Shawn Johnson? Salary, Earnings
The net worth of Shawn Johnson is estimated to be around 9 million USD. Talking about her salary, it was 572,337 USD in 2011-2012 and later got increased to 1,217,647 USD. So, being a professional athlete her salary increased every year.
Shawn Johnson- Professional Career
Johnson stands third on Junior International Elite during her first attempt. Johnson got trained with new skills like a Jaeger on bars, a full-in back-out dismount off beam, two top difficulties, and a double-twisting double back on the floor. In the 2006 U.S. Junior National Around Championship, she stood first with a high score than any of her senior elite competitors.
After she became a senior in 2007, she won the American cup over teammate Natasha Kelley. She won four gold medals (team, all-around, beam, and bars) and a silver on the floor. She competed in the 2007 Visa U.S. National Championships, defeating Shayla Worley with three points.
Johnson participated in the American Cup on March 1, 2008, and stood second against Nastia Liukin with a very near point. After one week, Johnson competed in Jesolo representing the U.S., and Italy against Italy, Spain, and Poland, along with Jana Bieger, Olivia Courtney, Chelsea Davis, Bridget Sloan, and Samantha Peszek. She won the junior and senior all-around team titles.
Johnson won the 2008 U.S. Visa Championships scoring 127.5 against Liukin. She even won the floor exercise. Again finishing ahead of Liukin, she won the all-around at the Olympic Trials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after two weeks. Johnson represented the US at the 2008 summer Olympics and won the silver medal scoring 62.725.
While skiing, Johnson tore her left ACL in 2010. She had her knee surgery in the same week. She announced her return to return to gymnastics training in May 2010, to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
In September 2010, She release her videos showing new difficult skills in the Vault, Uneven bars, Beam, and floor exercises she learned.
Due to continuing problems with her left knee, Johnson ended her comeback for the 2012 Olympic Team.
Likewise, she appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season eight, linked up with season six winner professional dancer, Mark Ballas. She won the competition and was the youngest champion in the show’s history. She was cast in the music video “Do You Love Me” by Ballas Hough Band. She wore one of her Dancing with the stars costumes. Later, she became a host and collab with one of the show hosts, Tom Bergeron, at the 82nd Scripps National Spelling bee where she discussed her victory. She linked up with Darek Hough and competed in Dancing with the stars, season 15 on September 24, 2012.
She received various awards like Longines Prize for Elegance, Germany in 2007, the Teen choice award as a Female athlete in 2008, Most Liked American Sports Figure in 2009, and the Most popular living sports figure by Des Moines Register in 2010, and so on.
She is also an author. She released her first book in Dec 2008, named Shawn Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile. Likewise, in 2012 and 2016, Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams, and the novel The Flip Side was published.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color
Shawn Johnson has an athletic body type with 4 Feet and 11 inches in height and weighs 45 kg. She has hazel brown eyes with brown hair color. Her complexion is fair.
Social Media Details
Talking about her social media profiles, she has around 432.8K followers on her Twitter account and over 1.3 million followers on her Facebook account. She has about 3.4 million followers on her verified Instagram account.