- Johnson was one of only two female athletes to appear on AOL’s 100 most searched females on the Internet for 2009. She ranked 27th.
- A scientific poll commissioned by Forbes magazine concluded Johnson was “America’s Most-Liked Sports Figure” in 2009.
- Johnson was also on the top of most appealing athletes on E-score Celebrity metric in 2010, and she was ranked 7th of America’s Favorite Female Sports Star on Harris Interactive in 2010.
ESPN announced Johnson’s nominations for the 2009 “Best Female U.S. Olympian” and “Best Breakthrough Performance” ESPY Awards on June 25, 2009.
- The announcement follows Johnson’s nominations for favorite “Female Reality/Variety Star” and “Athlete – Female” 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
- Johnson eventually won the ESPY for “Best Female U.S. Olympian” and “Athlete – Female” Teen Choice Award, the latter for the second consecutive year.
- On April 15, 2009 Johnson was awarded the prestigious AAU James E. Sullivan Award. The annual award honors the USA athlete who best represents “the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism.”
- Johnson ranked fifth in the Associated Press’ 2008 Female Athlete of the Year voting.
- Johnson was the winner of the 2008 Teen Choice Award for best female athlete, although she was not able to accept the honor in person because of Olympic training commitments. She was the first gymnast to be nominated for the award.
- A life-sized bronze sculpture of Johnson has been placed at an exhibit honoring the gymnast at the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines, Iowa.
- On September 7, 2007, Johnson received the “Longines Prize for Elegance” in Stuttgart, Germany, along with Japan’s Hiroyuki Tomita. The prize is given in recognition of athletes who demonstrate remarkable elegance in the course of an international competition at world level; the decision was unanimous. In addition to the trophy, designed by the Swiss artist Piero Travaglini, recipients also receive a wristwatch from the Longines Evidenza collection and a check for $5,000.
- Following Johnson’s World Championship performances in 2007, Governor Chet Culver of Iowa proclaimed October 17 “Shawn Johnson Day” in the state.
|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||Balance beam|
|Pan American Games|
|Gold||2007 Rio de Janeiro||Team|
|Gold||2007 Rio de Janeiro||All-around|
|Gold||2007 Rio de Janeiro||Uneven bars|
|Gold||2007 Rio de Janeiro||Balance beam|
|Silver||2007 Rio de Janeiro||Floor|