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Shawn Johnson posts mixed performance

Shawn Johnson posts mixed performance

Originally Published: November 1, 2011
By Blythe Lawrence | Special to espnW

Shawn Johnson is in limbo.

Somewhere in the past is the gymnast she was: the bubbly young powerhouse with the million-dollar smile who won four medals at the Beijing Olympics. Somewhere ahead is the gymnast she hopes to be by next summer: an all-arounder like she was in 2008, with enough difficulty to help the U.S. team in any event and high enough scores to sneak onto the five-member Olympic squad.

Where she's at right now is a bit harder to define. Johnson, who ...

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