Shawn Johnson may have retired from gymnastics, but she's still taking part in all the fun. The gold-medal-winning athlete from the 2008 games in Beijing has been canvassing London as a Today show correspondent and Team USA's number one fan; here's how the bubbly personality (and future Dancing With the Stars All-Stars contestant) has been motivating her fellow gymnasts while live-tweeting their big events:
- Words of encouragement for the USA women's gymnastics team as she live-tweeted the team finals competition on Tuesday: "These girls have glue on their feet!" she joked.
- On watching the women's team win the all-around gold: "The moment they walked into the arena I thought, 'I'd love to be down there.' There's no better feeling than being part of a team. But I couldn't have been happier to watch them and support them and see their joy," Shawn blogged.
Read on for Shawn's tweets on today's women's gymnastics individual all-around results (which will air tonight in the US) after the break.
- Shawn said she was "as proud as a big sister" of gold-medalist Gabby Douglas, who won first place in the individual all-around.
- While Team USA's other all-around individual competitor, Aly Raisman, received the same score as bronze-medal winner Aliya Mustafina from Russia, rules prohibited her from also receiving a medal. Shawn said of the fourth-place finisher: "[Aly] earned her bronze medal . . . I don't care what they say. So proud."
Source: Instagram User shawnjohnson