Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shawn Johnson: What A Kid!

Shawn Johnson got her Gold Medal. And she got it in the last event of the women's gymnastic competition, the balance beam. And she did it with a bad headache, but she also did it with that ever-present enduring smile. The 16 year old finally got to the top step of the medal podium after occupying the second step while earning three silver medals in Beijing. She has trained for this since she was a little girl. Her family has sacrificed too, and they have been by her side for the entire journey. Now she is a very deserving Olympic Gold Medalist. Gold and Silver medals are nice, but her smile, personality, and attitude are the attributes that Shawn Johnson will be remembered and rewarded for.

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