Happy Girl, Sad Girl: Shawn Johnson And Dominique Moceanu Tell The Two…

American coverage of women's gymnastics falls squarely into one of two camps: tales of plucky, lovable teens wearing their perma-smiles to the winners' podium, or exposés of the sport's seedy underbelly, of eating disorders, abusive training methods, of cruel coaches and broken bodies. It's either Nadia Comăneci's… » 7/26/12 6:40pm 7/26/12 6:40pm

"Athletic" Shawn Johnson Retires: How Gymnastics Talks About Bodies In…

On Sunday, former world and Olympic champion gymnast Shawn Johnson, 20, retired from gymnastics. Citing a bum knee, she withdrew from this coming weekend's national championships, the first competitive step towards the 2012 Olympic team. » 6/05/12 3:04pm 6/05/12 3:04pm

Yes, It's For A Completely Different Individual, Who's Not Me

"My grandson is 'in love' with Shawn Johnson, the Olympic gymnast. Do you know where I could get an 8 by 10 picture or poster of her?" [Cape Cod Times] » 7/12/09 11:15am 7/12/09 11:15am

Shawn Johnson Is Having A Rough Couple Of Weeks

After Shawn Johnson spent last week worried about a deranged stalker, she returns to "Dancing With The Stars" only to be greeted by what appears to be a deranged boner in her partner's pants. (NSFW?) » 3/31/09 10:30am 3/31/09 10:30am

Shawn Johnson Stalker Manages To Make 'Dancing With The Stars'…

Duct tape, two loaded guns, a cross-country journey in a dilapidated car; yep, spring is in the air. And that's when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love, and Shawn Johnson. » 3/26/09 11:00am 3/26/09 11:00am

Outstanding Acheivers In Beijing Not Named Michael Phelps

• I really can't stand to watch gymnastics more than once every four years. It's agonizing. There's such a clear disadvantage in starting some routines first, as Shawn Johnson did in the floor exercise » 8/17/08 11:29am 8/17/08 11:29am, only by Romania's Sandra Izbasa, who went last. It was Johnson's third silver medal in Beijing. • How would you…