Olympic gold medalist, Shawn Johnson, is officially announcing her intention to hit the floor for Team USA in the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games – she just may need a boost up onto the balance beam. The legendary gymnastics star took to social media this week with a very special Easter Egg for her fans as she showed off a throwback photo of herself donning her old 2008 Team USA leotard while 40-weeks pregnant with her first child.
Check out the photo below!
Shawn Johnson went all out when she squeezed back into her 2008 Team USA leotard from the Beijing Summer Olympics. For those that remember, Johnson dominated the Beijing Games with a gold medal win in balance beam, as well as a few silver medals, including the team all-around.
“I would officially like to announce my comeback for #tokyo2021,” Johnson wrote to her fans while sharing the curvy shot.
Her “announcement” racked up over 340,000 likes from fans and celebrity friends who cheered the star on as if she were actually going to compete.
The preggo leotard shot may be from last year, while Shawn Johnson was carrying her first child, but the sentiment remains the same as she is currently pregnant with her and hubby Andrew East’s second child.
Regardless, some of Johnson’s friends are weighing in on her chances of actually showing up in Tokyo when the Olympic Games kick off this summer.
“I’m particularly interested in how your bar routine is going to work work ? But I have full confidence is you ? You’ve got this Mama,” wrote “The Bachelor” star Ali Fedotowsky.
Although Shawn Johnson is more than likely not headed to Tokyo for Team USA … at least not to compete, but the gymnastics star still has killer moves and showed off her skills recently while celebrating a tropical babymoon.
Declaring her trip with hubby Andrew East as “Babymoon 2.0,” Johnson shared a video compilation, which included the star showing off their luxurious beachside villa at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos.
The activities for the trip included whale watching, relaxing by the water, shopping in town, and performing pregnant handstands in the backyard of their villa.
Solid 10 – textbook form!