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Favorite Routines: Shawn Johnson; Balance Beam

This week's favorite routine is Shawn Johnson's gold medal winning balance beam routine from the 2008 Olympics. After being bested by Nastia Liukin in the all-round final (perhaps she was blinded by that hot pink leo), Shawn's next chance to win a gold was the balance beam
, her favorite event.

She has said that on that day, she had been coming down with a cold and she was tired and exhausted. (Certainly being in a foreign country didn't help either). She said her coach, Liang Chow made her practice and practice despite falling numerous times. Finally, it was Shawn's turn. She said that when it was her time, she was so exhausted worn out, she just went into "auto pilot". When it was over, Shawn received a score of 16.225 and went home with a big fat gold medal around her neck. At home, she won Dancing With The Stars and scored major endorsement deals.

Here is her gold medal winning routine:

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