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Iowa Celebrates 'Shawn Johnson Day'
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Oct. 17 is "Shawn Johnson Day" in Iowa, an honor bestowed on the 2007 world all-around champion by Iowa Governor Chet Culver.
Shawn Johnson

The 15-year-old Johnson will be welcomed by the governor of her home state at ceremonies taking place at the Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines. Johnson, who trains at Chow's Gymnastics, resides in West Des Moines.

At last month's World Championships in Stuttgart, Johnson placed first all-around, and won additional gold medals on floor exercise and in the team competition. She won the all-around title at the American Cup, Pan American Games and Visa (U.S.) Championships earlier this year.

In a September 15 segment of ABC World News, Johnson was named ABC World News' "Person of the Week."

Read in-depth coverage of Johnson's gold-medal winning Worlds performances in the October 2007 (World Championships special) issue of International Gymnast magazine.

Shawn Johnson is featured in the following issues of International Gymnst magazine:
October 2007 - World Championships special issue
September 2007 - U.S. Championships coverage
April 2007 - Johnson cover photo, American Cup coverage
November 2006 - "A Taste of China" (Johnson/Chow's profile)
October 2006 - Johnson cover photo, Johnson center poster, U.S. Championships coverage
January 2006: "Shooting Star" (Johnson profile)
October 2005 - U.S. juniors gallery, includes Johnson

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