Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shawn Johnson Grabs Gold Medal in Balance Beam

Finally, Shawn Johnson, an American artistic gymnast (born January 19, 1992), have her Olympic gold medal in the last event of the women's competition Tuesday night, the balance beam.

Johnson beat her friend and teammate on the balance beam, the last women's gymnastics event at the Beijing Games Johnson nailed her routine that is chock-full of complex and difficult tricks, earning a 16.225. Her grin was a thousand times wider than the 4-inch-wide beam she had just conquered.

The world champion, who already had silver behind fellow American Nastia Liukin in the all-around, and a silver on floor and in the team event, edged Liukin, who finished with a gold, three silvers and a bronze.

On the other hand, Cheng Fei of China took the bronze, giving China six women's medals, two behind the U.S.

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