gymnast Shawn Johnson retiring?

That’s the buzz on the world wide web after she was quoted as saying:

… The national championships next August in Dallas and world championships next October in London appear doubtful, she said.

“To compete next year, I’d have to start training directly after the tour,” Johnson, 16, of West Des Moines said Friday by phone before a performance of the national Tour of Gymnastics Superstars in East Lansing, Mich.

“It would be hard to get into the kind of shape I’m happy with. If I did come back, I’d want to be better than ever, even if it takes three years. I’d want to be more perfect and precise.”

Johnson said she’s unsure when or whether she will return to competition. …

Gymnastics: Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson unlikely to compete in 2009 – Des Moines Register

Gymnastics Media

Sounds like Shawn might have said too much, too soon.

Her Mom and agent Sheryl Shade are trying to backpedal on that statement.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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