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Shawn Johnson on top of the all-around podium at the 2008 U.S. National Championships.
|Full name||Shawn Machel Johnson East|
|Country represented||United States|
|Height||4 ft 9 in (145 cm)|
|Discipline||Women's Artistic Gymnastics|
|Level||Senior International Elite|
|Years on national team||2004 –|
|Club||Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute|
|Head coach(es)||Liang Chow|
|Assistant coach(es)||Liwen Zhuang|
|Music||August's Rhapsody from August Rush|
Johnson East is the daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson. Her parents put her in a gymnastics class after they saw her climbing up cabinets and jumping down from tables. When she was six, Liang Chow opened a gymnastics school in her city. She was one of Chow's first students when he opened the school.
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Johnson receiving the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award in 2009
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