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Shawn Johnson Olympic gymnast
Professional partner: To be announced

Bio: U.S. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson won the gold medal in the women's balance beam at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, along with the silver medal in the women's all-around, floor exercise and team competitions. Shawn also won the 2007 women's world all-around title, and the 2007 and 2008 U.S. women's all-around.

Shawn was born and lives in Des Moines, Iowa, where she began doing gymnastics at the age of three. She led the pledge of allegiance at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and has toured with The Tour of Gymnastics Superstars along with fellow Olympians Nastia Liukin and the Hamm brothers.

At 17, Shawn will be the youngest competitor in the history of Dancing With The Stars.