Season Eight: Shawn Johnson and Pro Partner Mark Ballas
By LISA HIRSCH KRISTA WICK
November 27, 2013
Season eight winner and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson has retired from the sport professionally due to a knee injury. After her DWTS win, Johnson was selected by the BBC as the athlete to watch in the upcoming summer games. The gymnast was also selected by Wii to be its national ambassador for the first Wii Games: Summer 2010, she has launched a new cheerleading line with GK Elite Sportswear, served as a celebrity judge for the 2010 Miss America Pageant and celebrated her 18th birthday by carrying the Olympic torch in Calgary for the Winter Games.