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Shawn Johnson: Work Hard And Have Fun

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Shawn Johnson (@ShawnJohnson) captured America's imagination as the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. In 2009, she received the prestigious AAU James E. Sullivan Award, given to the U.S. athlete who best represents ""the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism. Johnson and her teammates were inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2013.

In this video, Shawn explains that in the lead up to a big meet or other pressure-packed occasion, it is important to focus on fun. Athletes who recognize the value of their hard work and preparation are more likely to rise to the level required.