In May 2010, Johnson announced her return to gymnastics training with a goal of making the 2012 U. Although, she had expected to return to the "ranch" later in her comeback, based on the demonstrated progress in her video, Marta Karolyi requested that she appear sooner.

Johnson mentioned that her reconstructed knee still hindered high training volume. Olympian" and the "Athlete – Female" Teen Choice Award, the latter for the second consecutive year.

In January 2010, Johnson tore her left ACL while skiing.

She had reconstructive knee surgery the following month. In November 2010, Johnson entered her first post-Olympics National Team Training Camp.

Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is an American retired artistic gymnast. She had one of the best rookie seasons ever recorded in the history of gymnastics, winning the all-around at the American Cup, Pan American Games, U. National Championships, and World Championships all in her first year as a senior gymnast. In May 2009, Johnson was the winner of Dancing with the Stars – season eight, and in November 2012 she earned second place on the all-star edition.

She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. She is the 2007 individual all-around World Champion, 2007 World Champion on floor exercise, and a member of the 2007 gold medal winning U. Johnson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson.

In Season eight, Shawn Johnson and her partner Mark Ballas were crowned the champions.

The Ellen De Generes Show (4 times), Live with Regis and Kelly (October 22, 2008), Jimmy Kimmel Live!In 2005, Chow reached out to the National Team Coordinator, Marta Karolyi, sending her a video of Johnson with the comment "I believe this kid will help the U. team." but she soon invited Johnson to national team training camps. Johnson also competed in the 2007 Pan American Games, winning four gold medals (team, all-around, beam and bars) and a silver on floor. Johnson also finished more than five points ahead of two-time National Champion Nastia Liukin, in the first of a series of face-offs over the next two years. In prelims (qualification), Johnson scored 16.250 on beam, 15.150 on floor, 15.175 on vault, and (with a fall on her dismount) 14.625 on bars. Johnson performed all four events in the team finals; the only U. She fell on the beam on her handspring-handspring-layout series and scored 15.025. In floor exercise, she went out-of-bounds on her first tumbling pass, but won the gold with a 15.250, just eclipsing teammate Sacramone.Johnson qualified Junior International Elite on her first attempt. The team won gold with 184.400 points, 0.950 ahead of silver-medal China. that her attempt to "stick" the vault caused the fall. Johnson won the all-around with a 61.7, earning the highest scores on vault (15.2), beam (16.2), and floor (15.0).On August 13, 2009, she appeared on the celebrity edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.She correctly answered a question about the lyrics to "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" winning ,000 for her chosen charity, Blank Children's Hospital.In June 2016, Johnson released a young adult novel, The Flip Side, about a young gymnast trying to balance her dream of obtaining an Olympic gold medal with her burning desire to be a "normal" teenager.