shawn johnson getty olympics Shawn Johnson is going for the gold in 2012    but she needs to work on her pitchingGymnastics sweetheart Shawn Johnson has announced she will indeed compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team. In 2008 in Beijing, Iowa native Johnson was considered the favorite for the Women’s All-Around title but took silver to her teammate Nastia Liukin‘s gold.

]]>our video of her interview with fellow Des Moines native and “American Idol” semi-finalist Katelyn Epperly. Also check out this video of her throwing out a pitch at an Iowa Cubs game. We thought she’d have a little more oomph — have you seen her biceps? Oh well, we still love you Shawn!

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