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Top 10 Small Athletes: #2 Shawn Johnson

For the past three years, the 4' 9" Johnson has been arguably the best female gymnast in the world.

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Only teammate Nastia Liukin could spoil the 2008 Beijing Games for Johnson, who had to settle for the silver in the all-around competition.

Of course, Johnson still took gold in the balance beam and won teh all-around in the past two U.S. Championships, as well as gold in the 2007 World Championships.

Johnson is leaning towards competing in the 2012 London Olympics. Considering her popularity on and off the mat (she won on Dancing with the Stars), she could end up being a Michael Phelps-sized star in the 2012 Games.

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