SAB Presents Olympian Shawn Johnson

Former U.S. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

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Shawn Johnson

At the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China, Johnson earned an individual gold medal in the balance beam and three silver medals in the individual all-around, floor exercise and team categories.

In 2009, Johnson became the youngest ever contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” where she danced her way to becoming the champion of season eight. In 2012, Johnson published her book, “Winning Balance” and announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics following a knee injury.

Johnson will speak about her experience in the Olympic games, how they positively influenced her to inspire others and her passion for life after her knee injury.

Admission is free. Tickets are available for students with a Truman ID starting Sept. 23 and for the general public Sept. 30. Tickets can be picked up in the Student Activities Board office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

For more information, call 660.785.4722.