SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2007—Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa, won the senior women’s all-around competition at the 2007 Visa Championships at the HP Pavilion at San Jose (Calif.). Shayla Worley of
“I am so happy,” Johnson said. “I came to start out like day one.”
Johnson, the 2006
Johnson, who competes for Chow’s Gymnastics, came into tonight’s competition in first with a 1.55-point lead over 2007 Pan Am Games team gold-medalist Ivana Hong of Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE. Johnson began on beam and scored a 16.100 on a routine that included a full-twisting, double-back dismount. Johnson then scored a 15.350 on floor exercise, a 15.150 on her double Yuchenko vault and a 15.300 on her uneven bars routine that was highlighted by a double twisting double layout dismount.
Johnson added individual event titles on balance beam, with a total of 31.850, and floor exercise, with a 30.850. 2006 vault world silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of
The members of the 2007-08 women’s senior national team are: Jana Bieger of Coconut Creek, Fla./Bieger International Gymnastics; Darlene Hill of Mt. Laurel, N.J./Will-Moor; Natasha Kelley of Katy, Texas/Stars; Chellsie Memmel of West Allis, Wis./M&M Gymnastics; Samantha Peszek of Indianapolis, Ind./DeVeau’s; Sacramone; Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp’s Gymnastics; Geralen Stack-Eaton of Horsham, Pa./Parkettes; Amber Trani of Richlandtown, Pa./Parkettes; Hong; Johnson; Liukin; and Worley.
The 2007-08 women’s junior national team is comprised of: Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas/WOGA; Rebecca Clark, Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE; Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La./Elite; Olivia Courtney, Burke, Va./Orlando Metro; Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas/Texas Dreams; Sarah DeMeo, Overland Park, Kan./GAGE; Mattie Larson, Los Angeles/All Olympia; Corrie Lothrop, Gaithersburg, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics; Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles/All Olympia; Ashley Stott, Temecula, Calif.; Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics; and Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich./Geddert’s.
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