Shawn Johnson - What a great gymnastics champion. The years finally caught up with her, and she had to retire from the sport at age 20. What a beautiful young woman and beautiful soul. I will always be a fan no matter what she does next.
Gabby Douglas: Gymnastics Age: 16 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Girl guide: The 4-foot-11 Vampire Diaries fanatic left her family at age 14 to train alongside 2008 Olympics darling Shawn Johnson in Iowa. "She's given me so much," Douglas, who's home-schooled, tells Us. "She tells me never to give up."