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Shawn Johnson is Gold Glorious

Shawn Johnson is Gold Glorious

USA gymnast Shawn Johnson came up big on the balance beam and won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on Tuesday. Her score of 16.225 bested teammate Nastia Liukin who scored 16.025. Cheng Fei of China came in third at 15.95.

The U.S. and China came away as the top two performing countries in women’s gymnastics at this year’s Olympics.

Also pictured below is Nastia Liukin winning her gold medal in the women’s all-around competition last week. Did you know she’s only 5’3″? Her legs make her seem way taller!

FYI: Shawn Johnson is technically a dwarf, coming in at 4’9″ (4’10″ or shorter is the standard).

10+ pictures of Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin getting gold glorious…

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# 2

I hope you know that “midget” is offensive. My parents are little people and calling them “midget” is the same as calling a black person a ‘n*gger’.

Call her a little person or a dwarf.

# 4

I love her she’s a cutie pie!!

# 5

I love her too!!!

# 6

how old si she??

# 7

Btw, I agree with #2. Also, Shawn’s only 16… she’s still got time to grow.

# 8

Shawn does not lok like a midget or dwarf ! she does not have the abnormal body look! leave her alone .

# 9

lol I love Nastia!!!!!!!!

LOVE shawn johnson! she’s so adorable! & i’m a total nastia fan too =]

well jared said “technically”. it’s not that he’s calling her a midget himself.

shes so cute & adorable!
im so glad she finally got a gold. she deserved more though.

“Technically” she is a little person or a dwarf.

Midget IS an offensive slur.

“Technically” she should still be in a car seat too.

But i love her & i’m glad she won gold, FINALLY!!

Michael phelps rocks @ 08/20/2008 at 11:40 pm

Congrats Shawn she deserves it.Nastia is great also :)

Go USA!!

I love Nastia Liukin too! She was really good.

they r sooooooo beautiful!

shawn is so sweet

slighthope @ 08/20/2008 at 11:58 pm

Like others have said, “midget” is an offensive term. Even if Jared added “technically”, he still used the word and it’s still offensive.

love them! :)

im so proud of this girl
and seriously justjared,’
why would u call her a dwarf?
if she was one she wouldnt even participate at Olympics!
i mean isnt it kinda rude?
shes doing the best for usa..she worked her ass off..
and TMZ.COM called her and compared her to a rat
i mean WTFF..
just leave her alone

Thanks for the Shawn & Nastia post, Jared. :-)

Congrats, Shawn and Nastia! You both deserved gold medals not only for your gorgeous routines but your gracious spirits.

“…perhaps nothing at these Games will be more precious than that one moment, when we all caught a glimpse of a young woman whose gifts stretch well beyond the world of sport.” – Mark Sappenfield on Shawn Johnson

“I would never trade one of my silvers for gold,” she insisted. “What I went through to get them is very special to me and really touched my heart.” – Shawn Johnson on her silver medals

I think Lil Kim is a dwarf too

Finally! I much prefer the short powerhouse type gymnasts as opposed to the lean “graceful” ones. I was rooting for Johnson all the way, how could you not with that sweet smile on her face that she has all the live long day?? And those calling her a midget or abnormal, ******* please, she could probably lift your fat ass with her legs while doing a handstand!!

# 24 Elaine @ 08/21/2008 at 12:14 am And those calling her a midget or abnormal, ******* please, she could probably lift your fat ass with her legs while doing a handstand!!
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now that is something i’d pay to see.

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