Iowa Gymnast Tumbles Toward Olympic Glory You've probably never heard of Shawn Johnson, especially if you live outside of Iowa. But the 16-year-old gymnast from West Des Moines is the reigning World All-Around champion and is considered one of the favorites to win gold at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
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Iowa Gymnast Tumbles Toward Olympic Glory

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Iowa Gymnast Tumbles Toward Olympic Glory

Iowa Gymnast Tumbles Toward Olympic Glory

Iowa Gymnast Tumbles Toward Olympic Glory

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Shawn Johnson performs on the uneven bars at the 2008 Tyson American Cup on March 1, 2008, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Chris Trotman/Getty Images hide caption

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Shawn Johnson performs on the uneven bars at the 2008 Tyson American Cup on March 1, 2008, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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You've probably never heard of Shawn Johnson, especially if you live outside of Iowa. But the 16-year-old gymnast from West Des Moines is the reigning World All-Around champion and is considered one of the favorites to win gold at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Jeneane Beck reports for Iowa Public Radio.