Olympic Channel Podcast

Shawn Johnson East on gymnastics age limit, body image journey, and Angel City FC

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Olympic gymnastics champion Shawn Johnson East takes us inside the life and mind of an entrepreneur, Olympic gold medallist, mother, and digital media mogul. 

The Team USA star gets candid with Olympic Channel presenter Ash Tulloch about her feelings towards the age limit in gymnastics, keeping in mind that she was just 16 years old when she took home gold and three silvers from Beijing 2008 for the U.S.. Her thoughts may surprise you.

As well as her life as a gymnast, we discuss her body image journey, becoming a YouTube parenting sensation with her husband, NFL star Andrew East, plus being a co-owner of North American women’s football team Angel City FC, and how they plan to make a positive impact in women’s soccer and influence other sports, to "help every athlete in the world have a voice.’”