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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:46:02 GMT | By Vineet Sharma, India Syndicate
Remembering the 2008 Beijing stars

Shawn Johnson



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Shawn Johnson kept it even with her best friend and roommate at the Beijing Games. When Nastia Liukin beat her to the gold medal in individual all-round, Johnson restored parity with a top finish in balance beam. The American Gymnast though could not outpace Liukin in the final medals tally. Liukin won five and Johnson bagged four Olympic medals and the duo walked into the hearts of millions of Americans with their dazzling performances. But despite being one of the top most gymnasts in the world, along with the winner of the highly popular TV show, "Dancing with the stars", Johnson quit at the peak of her career. A nagging knee injury saw the American star hanging her boots when she turned 20.

Event/Medal
Women's individual all-around:Silver
Women's team all-around:Silver
Women's balance beam:Gold
Women's floor:Silver

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