• I was always known as that stocky, muscular, powerful, short, athlete. People always wondered if I was on steroids, and it was because I wasn't that long and lean, flexible, artistic gymnast. It didn't affect me too much but it got to the point where I tried to be that long and lean gymnast, and it just wasn't possible.

    "Shawn Johnson gets more nervous watching Olympic Trials than she did competing". Interview with Maggie Hendricks, July 27, 2016.