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In the worst kept secret of all time Shawn Johnson has decided to retire.
Many people are getting on her case for stringing the world along but if you ask me she did herself proud. She tried the comeback. She worked hard, made the Pan Am Games team and looks like she gave it her full effort for over a year. That deserves a lot of credit.
She has probably been stringing the world along for a few months now and while I don’t condone that at least her intentions at first were to help team USA. How do we know this because she proved it last year. Maybe if she had Nastia’d it instead she would still be competing right now.
It’s a shame that the gymnasts who did it the right way with the best of intentions are the ones breaking down two month before the Olympics.
You know what else Shawn deserves credit for? not announcing her retirement during
Worlds Nationals. She could have gone the Prima donna route and announced it during Worlds, Nationals but she didn’t. I also think the reason she waited a few days was to give the Memmel stuff a chance to run its course. The Memmel stuff has died down over the last few days.
So while pounding on your knee is a lot different then dancing on it I wish Shawn the best of luck in her future shot at “fame”
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