Shawn Johnson will close out her illustrious gymnastics career, officially announcing her retirement from the sport on Sunday due to her lingering knee injury.
Johnson was on the roster to compete at this week's Visa Championships in St Louis in an attempt to make a bid at her second Olympic team. Johnson has not competed since last October's Pan American Games where she competed three events.
Johnson is one of the most popular U.S. gymnasts of all time. She burst onto the senior elite scene by winning the 2007 World all around title. In total, her career includes three world championship gold medals and four Olympic medals (one gold and three silver).
Listen to what Shawn had to say right after officially announcing her retirement HERE.
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Updated on May 11, 2013, 2:21am