Who is Shawn Johnson?
Shawn Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is a popular American former artist gymnast mostly famous for winning the gold medal for Olympic balance beam. She is also the 2007 all-around world champion. Johnson is also the winner of season 8 version of “Dancing With the Stars”
She was also really training for Olympics 2012, but she retired from the game in June 2014. Shawn is also a really famous person on social media like Instagram with almost 3 million followers. She also has her own YouTube channel titled “The East Family” with over 1 million followers.
Today we will be learning about Shawn’s age, height, weight, career, net worth, relationship, and full bio down below.
So let us get started.
|Real Name||Shawn Johnson East|
|Nick Name||Shawn Johnson|
|Date of Birth||January 19, 1992|
|Birth Place||Des Mois, Iowa|
|Age||28 years old|
|Height (approx.)||4 ft 11 in or 1.50 m|
|Weight (approx.)||55 kg or 121 lbs|
|Net Worth||$9 million|
|Profiles||Instagram, YouTube, Website, TikTok|
Where was Shawn Johnson born? Shawn Johnson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She was very energetic from an early age so her parents made her train gymnastics from the age of 3. Later down the years, she started training with a famous instructor Liang Chow at his training school in Iowa who later became his coach for almost 20 years.
Regarding her education, Shawn was in Valley High School. She was very fond of sports such as football. In 2009, Johnson left Iowa and went to California. Her high school ended in 2010 and she got enrolled in Vanderbilt University but in the final moments withdrew from it.
What is Shawn Johnson famous for?
Shawn Johnson’s professional career started at Junior Olympics National Championship when she was just 12. She was fourth overall in the tournament. When her coach Chow sent a video to National Team Camp, she was invited to train in 2005. Not only she impressed them but she got selected for Junior International Elite and she finished third in the competition.
However, her US Nationals did not go well as she fell off the beam and finished 10th overall. However, she returned in 2006 with something to prove and won US National Junior-All Around Championship. Her senior career started in 2007 and she won the title of all around.
In the same year, she won four gold medals for her team in Pan American Games. Shawn also won gold in the 2007 Visa US Championship. Her debut in World Artistic Gymnastics Championship was monumental as she was the only US participant in four events i.e. floor, beam, vault, and bars in which she won gold in floor and all-around which led to the US team winning gold in an event.
Her biggest win came in the 2018 summer Olympics in which she won gold in balance beam and silver in floor events. That led to some extra motivation in her career and she was signed by several brand deals. After getting an ACL injury in 2010, she started to plan for the 2012 Olympics.
In 2011, She participated in Pan American Tournament and won gold and silver medal in the event. However, after continuous problems with her left knee from an ACL injury, Shawn retired from the sports in June 2012.
Dancing With The Stars
Shawn participated in the dance reality show Dancing With The Stars in 2009 and along with professional dancer Mark Ballas won the whole competition. However, in 2012, she participated with Derek Hough in Dancing With the Stars all-star series and came runner up.
Shawn Johnson is also a very respected and popular Author for those who follow gymnastics. Her two famous books published to date are ‘Shawn Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile’ (2008) and ‘Winning Balance’ (2012).
Social Media Influencer
Currently, Shawn is a very popular social media figure on YouTube and Instagram where she posts pictures of her family and her past videos. She also provides tips, tutorials, and answers questions asked by her fans related to her gymnastics.
Her YouTube channel is titled ‘The East Family” has over 1 million subscribers whereas she has almost 3 million followers on her Instagram account.