Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson burst onto the gymnastics scene in 2006, making her mark at the U.S. Nationals, where she won the junior title with a score that topped the entire women's field -- seniors included. She was known for her power and amplitude on all of her skills, capable of a vault that only a handful of gymnasts in the world have performed, a Yurchenko with 2 1/2 twists, and tumbled on the elevated, 4-inch-wide beam as if it were the floor. [+]