Shawn Johnson Quotes About Love, Life, Heartland, Child, Beam

Shawn Johnson Quotes About Love, Life, Heartland, Child, Beam

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Something my mom taught me when I was little is that everything happens for a reason.

Shawn Johnson

It’s about putting in the hours and going through the paces.

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Everything is about your movements and precision and timing, which is what gymnastics is about.

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I get less and less sleep these days, so when I have any down time all I want to do is sleep!

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We’re taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you’re never perfect and that you’re never good enough.

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Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.

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My parents- they’ve been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from something outside of your heart.

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I always have someone to look up to, and I think it helps me with motivating myself.

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Injury taught me I need to learn how to face challenges.

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Gymnastics taught me everything – life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.

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I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I’m not obsessive over it.

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A comeback in gymnastics is almost impossible in itself.

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To have any doubt in your body is the biggest weakness an athlete can have. There are times when I physically can’t get myself to go for a skill because I’m thinking, ‘My knee hurts really bad.’

Shawn Johnson

I love lean meats like chicken, turkey. I’m obsessed with sushi and fish in general. I eat a lot of veggies and hummus.

Shawn Johnson

I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.

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The body is an amazing machineā€¦ If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well! – The body is an amazing machineā€¦ If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!

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My knee is almost back to normal. I am back in training.

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I had surgery to repair the ACL in February 2010 and was back in the gym by June, but rushed things too quickly and ended up re-tearing my MCL in September.

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I live for Pilates reformer class. I go at least three times a week. It’s a great way to lengthen your muscles, stretch, and kind of relax your mind.

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After 13 years of hard landings in gymnastics, one ski run had delivered the biggest injury of my career.

My coach, Liang Chow, had one rule while I was training for the 2008 Olympics: no skiing. I could do anything I wanted outside the gym, he said, except ski.

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I don’t feel like a star; I never have. I don’t feel like a star; I never have. I always feel like I’m the young one, I’m the small one. I always have someone to look up to, and I think it helps me with motivating myself.

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My other life keeps me calm and grounded and normal.

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I’ve never had a teammate competing with me my whole life.

Shawn Johnson

With literature, sometimes a book is presented in the media as being say, a Muslim story or an African story, when essentially it’s a universal story which we can all relate to it, no matter what race or social background we come from.

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I have a healthy lifestyle, but there’s nothing you can really do to prevent from rolling an ankle or something like that.

Shawn Johnson

I don’t know where I’m really going to cha cha, but hopefully I can find a place.

Shawn Johnson

People only see gymnastics on TV and in the Olympics at such an extreme. So it can be intimidating.

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Staying healthy and consistent is paramount.

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It might have been easier to retire, to say my knee couldn’t handle it and let that be that. At the same time, the prospect of not being able to compete in gymnastics anymore was heartbreaking.

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I usually work out 4 hours a day during the week and 5 to 6 hours on Saturday, with Sundays off.

Shawn Johnson

I started from zero and went back to the basics in gymnastics.

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My approach to gymnastics in Beijing was heavily based on the amount of difficulty I could do.

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I had a constant fear, a constant little doubt in my mind: ‘OK, I’m getting ready to do my standing back full on beam and I might re-tear my ACL.’

Shawn Johnson

I’m pleased to say my knee feels a lot better. It’s still not back to normal, and I don’t know if it ever will be, but I’m learning to deal with it instead of expecting it to be like it was before.

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I told myself after 2008 that I was done for good. But they say you can’t keep a gymnast away from her sport.

Shawn Johnson

I need to learn how to face challenges.

Shawn Johnson

Of course, when you’re training your whole life to get to the Olympics, you train for gold.

Shawn Johnson

In some ways the ACL tear was a blessing. I had hesitated to return to elite gymnastics after the 2008 Olympics. I told myself I had already accomplished so much, and the road was just going to get harder if I continued.

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I know how much more I need to do to be where I want.

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I always feel like I’m the young one, I’m the small one.

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I didn’t make it a priority, and as a result my knee didn’t heal to the extent it should have.

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To finish off this whole Olympics by finally getting the gold medal, it’s the best feeling in the world.

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I still can’t believe I’m an Olympic athlete.

Shawn Johnson

I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That’s sad.

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I have a lot of expectations and a lot of goals I want to fulfill, but the biggest dream is still to make the Olympic team for London.

SHAWN JOHNSON

It sounds funny, but the 2008 Olympics were something that just kind of happened, and I was lucky they came at a point when I was uninjured and well prepared. As a gymnast, you can’t ask for much more.

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When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told me to do, go home, come back and start all over again. If Chow told me to do 50 squat jumps, I did 50 squat jumps.

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I was able to do Classics, the U.S. national championships and the Pan American Games and feel like I improved with each meet, but I was still struggling with a lot of residual pain from the two surgeries.

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People put too much emphasis on looks.

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Who is Shawn Johnson?

The former American artistic gymnasts Shawn Johnson East are. She is the gold medalist and a team from the 2008 Olympic Balance Beam, a silver medalist from all around the world.

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