Johnson's Early and Gymnast Years
Shawn was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the only child of Doug and Teri Johnson. Shawn was born on January 19, 1992, so she is 20 years old right now. Shawn's parents enrolled her in a gymnastics class when she was only three years old! Her training in gymnastics was about 25 hours a week! Shawn started her Olympic dream in 2008 when she attended Summer Olympics. In January 2010, Johnson tore her ACL while skiing , she had reconstructive knee surgery the following month. In May 2010, Johnson announced her return to gymnastics training with goal of making 2012 U.S. Olympic team.