In 2012 she wasn’t named to the Olympic team and a little while after she announced her retirement. Aug 19, 2008; Beijing, CHINA; Balance beam medalists Nastia Liukin (USA), left, and Shawn Johnson (USA) and Cheng Fei (CHN) pose for photos during the gymnastics apparatus finals at the National Indoor Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.Mandatory Credit: Martin/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports 2008 Olympic athlete Shawn Johnson, takes the stage as a special guest as 2012 olympic athletes were honored with a Olympic Homecoming Celebration for IowaÃ?s Team USA athletes at Drake University's Knapp Center, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. Several thousand people attended the hour long event, which was sponsored by Hy-Vee, an employee owned Iowa grocery store chain.
She was 14 when she started competing in the proffessional level.
Sacramone won a silver medal in the team competition and was voted the teams captain.
Sacramone is the most decorated US female gymnast at the world championships winning ten medals.
(David Purdy/The Des Moines Register) Olympic athletes Gabby Douglas, gold medalist in gymnastics, and 2008 Olympic athlete Shawn Johnson, pose for a photograph during a Olympic Homecoming Celebration for IowaÃ?
2008 Olympic athlete Shawn Johnson, also made a special guest appearance at the event. Bruce Braley (IA-01) joined together to highlight the Ankeny SchoolsÃ¢Â? use of technology in a physical education class at Northview Middle School.