Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Ah, Shawn. Iowa is so proud of you!

(and I loved the peace sign earrings in your post-meet interview, honey!)

BEIJING (Reuters) - Shawn Johnson's megawatt smile lit up the National Indoor Stadium on Tuesday after the American gymnast finally got her hands on an Olympic gold medal.

The 16-year-old outshone rivals Nastia Liukin and Cheng Fei with her deft footwork on the balance beam to end a run of three silver-medal winning performances in Beijing.

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