Shawn Johnson: Through the years

June 03, 2012, 3 p.m. (ET)

1992

Shawn Machel Johnson was born in Des Moines, Iowa.

1995

Began participating in gymnastics.

1998

At 6-years-old, becomes a student of Chow and Li of Chow's Gymnastics and Dance in West Des Moines, Iowa.

2006

Wins the all around titles at the Pan-American Championship in Gatineau, Quebec, the Visa U.S. National Championships in St. Paul, Minn., and at the Tyson American Cup in Jacksonville, Fla.

2007

Claims three gold medals at the World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany including the all around title.

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Pan-American Games, walks away with four gold medals and silver in the floor exercise.

At the Visa U.S. National Gymnastics Championships in San Jose, Calif., takes home three golds and one bronze medal, again capturing the all around title.

2008

At the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, qualifies to be nominated to her first Olympic Team in Beijing, finishing first in the all around.

Winning four medals at the Beijing Olympic Games, takes home gold on the balance beam and three silver medals in the floor exercise, team competition, and the all around.

2009

Decides to enjoy her Olympic glory in the Hollywood limelight, making celebrity appearances and attending numerous awards banquets.

Puts on her dancing shoes and wins another title, this time on the TV show “Dancing With the Stars.”

2010

Unfortunately in January of 2010, the golden girl tears her ACL while skiing and has to have reconstructive knee surgery the following month. Her announcement for a comeback in gymnastics came in May of 2010, stating her goal of becoming a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team in London.

2011

In Guadalajara, Mexico, once again medals big at the Pan-American Games, winning a silver on the uneven bars and gold with the team.

2012

On June 3, ends her attempts at making a second Olympic team because of a lingering knee injury, according to the Associated Press.

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