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Tuesday 05 June 2012
Reigning Olympic champion Shawn Johnson has announced her retirement from gymnastics. The American won four medals at the Beijing 2008 Games, including gold in the balance beam.
The 20-year-old has had problems with injuries ever since, tearing left knee ligaments in a skiing accident in 2010, and said it has progressively got worse.
"My body is at the point where I need time to rest and retire so I can be healthy for the rest of my life," she said. Johnson continued to soar after Beijing, earning celebrity status in the US after winning 'Dancing With The Stars'.
Craig Bellamy. The Liverpool striker has hinted at his inclusion in the Team GB football squad. "I'm supposed to keep it quiet," he said.
Emma Snowsill. The Beijing triathlon gold medallist has been left out of the Australia squad for London.
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