2008 Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Female Athlete. Fans nationwide can vote for Johnson by visiting www.teenchoiceawards.com. Johnson won the 2008 Teen Choice Award in this same category.
Four Olympians have been nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, which are chosen by fan voting on www.teenchoiceawards.com. Fans can vote once per day, every day, until the awards are announced live Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Below are the Olympians who have been nominated for the Teen Choice Awards and the respective categories in which they have been nominated:
Shaun White (Carlsbad, Calif.), snowboarding
Shawn Johnson (Des Moines, Iowa), gymnastics
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.), alpine skiing
Serena Williams (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), tennis
The 2010 Teen Choice Award winners for best female and male athlete, respectively, were Williams and soccer player David Beckham.