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Chinese netizens adore American gymnast Shawn Johnson
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15:24, August 22, 2008

Shawn Johnson shows her medals to journalists.

16-year-old American gymnast Shawn Johnson recently became very popular among Chinese netizens. She has been chosen by netizens as "the most popular foreign Olympic athlete." Recently, major Chinese BBS and forums have recorded many people talking about this young gymnast.

Many Chinese netizens have expressed their love for her in forums. One netizen wrote: "congratulations to her on her achievements in the Olympic Games. She won the gold medal and won the respect of the people! We want her smile in Beijing to spread to every corner of the world, and let the world feel the warmth and charm of the Beijing Olympic Games!

A netizen called chris_guo said, I watched the entire gymnastics individual all-round competition, and found this girl to be quite adorable. Her moves are elegant, and her smile comes from the depths of her heart. Chinese netizens love you very much :)

Another netizen wrote at the forum that as you watch her enter the stadium you see from her gestures and posture that she takes it seriously; and she is lovely. You see her way of applauding others is really unique. So, like a little angel, she is loved by everyone!

Shawn Johnson entered the gymnastics school run by Qiao Liang when was 6 years old. Qiao Liang says what makes Shawn different is that she really likes gymnastics very much.

In addition to gymnastics, Shawn is very interested in reading and writing. Her favorite writers are Hemingway and Faulkner. Shawn read a lot of books to encourage her to move forward. She also enjoys painting.

By People's Daily Online

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