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The World's Best Female Athletes

Shawn Johnson, Gymnastics


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After winning the U.S. title in San Jose, the 16-year-old went to Stuttgart last September and won the world all-around title. Johnson also took gold in the floor and as part of the team competition with the U.S. She is the fourth U.S. gymnast to win a world all-around title and will be one of the favorites in Beijing if she qualifies for the U.S. team this summer.
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