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Gymnast Shawn Johnson: Leggy in Shorts

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We just had a post about a pair of super skinny and super long legs, attached to a supermodel figure. But since we don’t all look like Gisele, it’s only fair to post about other body types and sizes as well  – so let’s go from the supermodels to professional athletes, namely Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson, who was kind enough to let us take a peek at her muscular legs.

P.S.: Remember that Shawn is only 17 years old, so be nice!

Oh, and she’s 4’10” (147 cm).

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Miranda
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Miranda

Some people shouldn't wear shorts. Her legs are very toned, but they're also very short and stubby. The shorts don't flatter her.

darcy
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darcy

gross

Daniel
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Daniel

She is amazing. I don’t care how much you people think that that is ugly. Those are the sexiest legs I’ve ever seen. She is one of the most beautiful people out there, and she is a dream girl of mine. She is absolutely sexy. I think all women should be thicker like this. Skinny little girls are the most disgusting thing to look at.

Dermot
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I Must say i found this picture very shocking i never expected her legs to be that big,you never would of noticed whe she was danceing.But then again shes a very short girl.

amy
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I'm sorry, I try to see all bodies as beautiful, and see the assets, not the flaws —–but this is just gross……imo

Hope Bostick
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Hope Bostick

Actually, Amy, you’re stupid. Shawn is a gorgeous girl. Don’t be rude. Just ’cause your legs aren’t like hers. You’re prolley fat & ugly, that’s why you’re hatin’. You know, many people would die for her legs. Just because they’re big, doesn’t mean they’re gross; it’s muscle, df. So shut up, and learn what you’re talking about. Thank you 🙂

Jennifer
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Jennifer

She's an amazing and strong gymnast! She is very short and has powerful legs that suit her well for what she does. I think she simply looks like an athlete in shorts – not "gross" or "shocking" in any way. And, she is 17 – I'm sure her fashion sense will improve with age.

Tina
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Tina

I believe that another type of clothes would make her look much more feminine. A light skirt, fluid materials… 'Cause what she's wearing in these pictures isn't flatering AT ALL… And those sandals… NOT FOR HER BODY TYPE. Please, just learn how to dress according to your body, it's as simple as that.

lara
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lara

ummmm…. not being mean but arent gymnasts supposed to be light and thin?? i did gym for 8 yrs and that was the general consensus, all the sucessful,serious athletes were very light and small.

Instant
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Instant

That's a recent trend(by that I mean in the past decade or so), when I was younger and watching gymnastics and wanting to be a gymnast, they were short and built, hardly any of them were tall and slim(the ones that were tall and slim tended to be from Russia and Europe 😛 ). You don't need to be light and thin to be a gymnast, the male gymnasts are heavier then the females, and they are just as capable. The light/thin is for "aesthetics" IMO, and not in any way, shape, or form about functionality.

alex
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alex

All the successful gymnasts were light and small? I guess Olympic gold medals are not symbols of success…. I bet you are very thin and have many more gold medals than Shawn Johnson. Right? Feel free to correct me if you have been to the Olympics…….

crystal
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crystal

Wow! She looks like she could break somebody in half with those legs.

Leanna
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Leanna

Those are some powerful looking thighs. I think it's easy to look muscular when you are so short especially with a larger build, any muscle you gain really shows.

dewi
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dewi

I notice that once a lot of athletes, whether they be gymnasts or dancers, really let their weight go up after they've made up their mind about retiring… or taking it easier in competitions.

I have a friend who also had the same situation, not training 6 hours + a day gets the best of you after you've done it for most of your life. You keep eating like you are still training… even though you're not anymore.

kayleigh83
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kayleigh83

I am really surprised she is a gymnast! Generally they're really slim and lean, more like ballet dancers in body shape/size. She is VERY muscular, a little bit too much so for her frame. I think she should have maybe stayed away from shorts!

Miranda
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Miranda

She only looks about 10 lbs heavier than the average gymnast, and it's probably because she's no longer training. Seriously, go look at the 2009 USA gymnastic team. They all look like they're around 130lbs and pure muscle. I'm not sure why everyone's thinking gymnasts are skinny, they're usually rather thick and muscular.

Kellie
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Kellie

@ Miranda

Praise you. At least there is someone out there who knows the truth.

kayleigh83
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kayleigh83

i'm thinking this because i used to watch gymnastics on tv A LOT when i was younger, and they all looked leaner than this. she doesn't look chunky to me (i'm talking about the legs) just very BULKY muscle wise. i'm not basing this on some figment of my imagination, i'm basing it on the large amount of gymnastics events i've watched on television.

mEEE
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mEEE

Wow, she is shaped like a brick…short, sturdy and strong! I wouldnt say that the outfit is wrong; I think its the shoes that are cutting her legs and making them appear much shorter than they already are.

Rapid
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Rapid

I also think the same. Shoes are cutting her legs :/

Real
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Real

She has nice legs! I will my calves were big as hers! No h~~~

Matt
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Matt
Ok. Let me say that this. First off she she only 4"10 and still weighs under a 100 pounds and people are caller her fat and saying she is out of shape? What are they looking at? Sure she might not be in gymnastics shape but she has also not been trying for 4 hours a day like she is used to doing. I personal think she looks great and has awesome legs. Once she gets back in the gym and back into her usually day to day activities you will see her get back into gymnastics shape. Not that… Read more »
Stephpt
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Stephpt

She will always look more muscular because of her height and years of training. However, it is safe to say she is not in "competition shape" right now. But, it's not gross – give the girl a break! She's an Olympic champion – that requires tremendous discipline. I have no doubt she can get her body back in shape in no time flat!

ms_benes
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ms_benes

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. She's still too young to have to deal with any negativity.

jammaj
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jammaj

Personally I don't find her legs "gross", but athletic and strong. Athletes don't train to look good (by the skinny societal standards), but to be the best at their sport.

Ramie
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Ramie

shocking to me. and go easy on our opinions just because she is 17? she should be in the best shape of her life at 17.

sandra
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sandra

She a tiny powerhouse. For what she does, she has an amazing body, shes not a rhythmic gymnast, those are the ones that are ballet dancer types because they focus more on flexibility and not harsh tumbles. That being said, i dont like the outfit at all i think that the major issue.

Kellie
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Kellie

Gymnast legs!! The best out there. Most gymnasts that are worth watching have large thighs and calves. Gorgeous! She is very short, which make her legs look short and stubby. I want to bite one of her calves to see if my teeth fall out!

snakebite
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snakebite

I agree with everyone who said she’s gorgeous.She is sexy as hell. You can call this her”offseason” look. When she is dieted down for competition she will.probably lose 10+ lbs.,THEN check her out! Her thighs and calves will be super defined and lean.OMG!Hot. Plus, I think she has earned the right to relax some.lol. Shawn is always super cute and sexy.

donna
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donna

yeah, why is everybody thinking that gymnasts are lean & lanky? probably from watching the olympics. i guess the camera doesn't ALWAYS add 10 pounds. shawn johnson seemed thin & tall on tv, maybe because everybody else looked like her. so yeah, actual fact is that most gymnasts are short, big & very muscular. i know a couple myself. 🙂

tina
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tina

I've always wondered why it is excusable for adolescents to bear less-than-perfect bodies. Most girls reach puberty by 12. 17 is a little too old.

Courtney
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Courtney

well…I didn't hit puberty till 17. But go ahead and feel good about yourself for promoting poor body image. Personally I think she looks good, healthy and strong, and I bet she will outlive 90% of the hollywood waifs who are depriving their bodies of nutrients for their entire lives.

gaby
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gaby

i think an adolescent of her age can bear her legs regardless how they look. not everyone is even close to perfect. i think as long as someone is confident with what they have, flaunt it. sorry tina, but your comment is so b—y. i think it inexcusable when young girls dress like prostitutes, not when they show an acceptable amount of skin and feel great doing so.

Kae
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Seriously??? Wow…

Hope Bostick
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Hope Bostick

Actually, it’s perfectly normal to hit puberty at 17. I mean, I hit puberty at 10, but hitting puberty at 17 is perfectly normal.

pia
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she looks like a pig, i mean for the body and face…

and what the deal with her age? i'm 17 and i dont look like that.. neither my friends

Uma
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And i bet you spend your whole childhood in the gym, right? I'm from a country were gymnastics is a national sport, almost, and i know what they look like and how they work out. So yes, Shawn gained some since the olympics last summer and she was a bit shorter than the average gymnast, which is about 150-155 cm. She is built like that, and all those work made her very muscular. Indeed, she does not have the typical body for a gymnast, they tend to be smaller and lighter, but her muscles only helped her. Some have grace… Read more »
Ty
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My legs, look just like hers. Years of gymnastics will do exactly that. I'd rather have legs that could kick down a wall ANY day.

Jade
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Jade

Aw! Shawn Johnson is so cute! @Pia it's ok if you don't look like this and it's ok if she doesn't look like you. She's pure muscle. I went home to hang out with my parents who watch Dancing with the Stars. I saw her dancing around and she doesn't jiggle or anything she's really in shape.

Britt
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Britt

People need to understand she is pure MUSCLE…its not like her legs are fat! And being so short also makes her appear bulky. But really no one should call her fat and gross…try being a gymnast and you'll realize its very strenous and not for just anyone!

avenkaya
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avenkaya

Shes got muscle not fat. I'm short as well and short legs just have a habbit of looking stubby sometimes. Also, shes not competing right now, so athletes tend to put on weight in the off-season. Because shes so short, 10lbs can look like a lot.

S
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I'm 4'11", 110 lbs, and my legs are about half the size of hers. I wonder what she weighs!

Lilly
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Lilly
She's an Olympic gold winning gymnast though, so she will always look bulky because of her muscle. My legs are the same – I did gymnastics for about 12 years and that's where all the real power was musclewise, so now, my legs are the chunkiest bit of me – though I now weigh 112lb at 5'3, I used to weigh more because of pure muscle mass and my legs will always be bigger. So actually, she probably doesn't weigh that much in herself but the muscle mass will make her weight come up much heavier than other girls her… Read more »
IVAaa
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IVAaa

http://image.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/ima

That is how she use to look… I think that she is not in her best shape….

skirmute
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skirmute

Her legs are very muscular and that's why they look so bulky. And they are short… So she just shouldn't wear shorts.

neha
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i think she looks absolutely fine i mean she is an athlete.no one is perfect and it is wrong to judge someone afterall its their life and she should be allowed to wear whatever she wants without being commented rudely .but as long as she is happy and not under the spell of "being tooo skinny"its fine ,i actually think she has a toned body

luluS
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luluS

She reminds me facially of Evangeline Lily, especially during the Olympics. I feel it's wrong to comment on a childs body. She's a brilliant athlete and dancer.

Mirabela
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Mirabela

It's nothing wrong with her legs. This is her body type. 😉

The problem is with the skirt. If the skirt would have been a little longer and made from an other material it would be much better.

lara
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lara

thank you! thats exactly my argument above!!!!

toobz
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toobz

but she gets gold medals so wtf cares how shes built…shes a winner!

kayleigh83
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kayleigh83

LOL i know.. it's like i'm not just pulling this out of my ass… i've seen LOTS of gymnasts… google image search "olympic gymnasts" and you'll see what i'm talking about – even though this girl may be a medal winner, fact is she isn't built like most other olympic gymnasts, period. no one said she wasn't a good gymnast, just that her shape is somewhat unusual for a gymnast. people get so defensive, it's like you just called their mother a w—- or something…!

salma'ben
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hey ! they said she is 17 and be nice ! " gross " that's not nice she is young and she has many years to learn how to look good God I envy her for her Golden Medaille and she is so sweet what a wonderful smille so again BE NICE to youngest people

salma'ben
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we don't need to look like Giséle to feel good I don't even understand why people think she is beautiful

tiana
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tiana

I think she is beautiful !!

tiana
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tiana

I think Shawn Johnson is beautiful !!

toobz
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toobz

shes 17 whiich means shes a teen which mean she probably has body issues (but who doesnt) but when your a teenager the body issues are much WORSE. im 18 and i still have body issues but when i was in high school they were much worse then THEY ARE now.

siobhan
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siobhan

u go!:))

brina
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brina

eww i would hate to be thta short..maybe i'm used to being 5'9 and i like long slim legs with little muscle hers look all stubby and soooo short

Instant
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Instant
Whether she is or not "in her best shape", she is probably in a lot better shape than some of(maybe even most of) the people that are degrading her body. I don't know what a gymnast does in their workouts/routines, but how many of us could go do it, and how much of it can she get back to doing if she were to start it back up? The amount she could do right now is probably a hell of a lot more than even the most fit of us here, regardless of how long of a break she's taken.
mEEE
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mEEE

Upon seeing the pic on that link, I am even more convinced that its her choice of shoes that is the only part of her that is unfortunate. This young lady is very cute, very athletic (Olympic medal!), and even if she did gain slightly from her Olympic days she is completely entitled to it! She came, she saw, she conquered! Training is over, now she can relax!!

SarahLiz
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SarahLiz
She's an athlete. Not only an athlete, but a gold medal winning athlete. This is as naturally healthy, strong, nourished and toned as she could possibly be. This is a real woman, one who eats right, works out hard and performs well. How can we criticize that? As a 17 year old, not only is she an award winning athlete, but she has the body confidence and the strength of self to rock her muscular legs that took her to the top- a gold medal. Why the hell not? Maybe not the most flattering outfit, but she looks happy, and… Read more »
Instant
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Instant

It's not the shorts, it's the shoes she is wearing.

jeanie
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jeanie
ok…first of all everyopne who is saying she looks gross is MEAN..i say why dont YOU take a pic wearing those clothes and see what YOU look like. additionally yes..she is a very strong looking girl, no she doest have that 'im gonna snap in half toothpick look' but ya know what..GOOD FOR HER..she obviously alllll muscle..there doest look to be any fat or her..i mean goddamn shes a professional athlete and shes still suuch a young girl, her body isnt dont changing or growing..how many teenagers look perfect..very few, and those who do often attain that in extremley unhealthy… Read more »
Rose
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Rose

wow. scary. she shouldn't wear shorts.

Ela
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She's so pretty! And I love her legs, muscle is damn sexy. She is a shining example of health and strength and it's great to see in someone so young. She takes care of her body.

Girl on Top
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Shawn has a beautiful body and it shows her dedication to her sport. A-plus for her confidence!

Liz
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ppl who are talking sh*t… that IS JUST PLAIN MEAN. this girl is not trying to look or act like shes so hot.. just wearing casual little shorts because its hot out.. sure she would NEVER want to be on this site.. where others live for it and need to know that theyre far from gods gift.. this isnt the case.. she's healthy, talented, and muscly as all hell.. leave her alone.

Shaunie
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Shaunie
I cant believe people are saying "Gross!" about a very cute and bubbly 17 year old. I think she is adorable as heck and those short stocky legs are nice looking. (I mean that in a non perverted way!!) Sure she doesnt have her elite Olympic body at the moment due to events such as 2008 tour of gymnastics when she spent 3 months sitting on a tour bus going from state to state but with that said she looks MAGNIFICENT from head to toe and there is nothing gross about her. BTW have you ever seen her smile? That… Read more »
kate
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kate

shorts were not invented for legs like this.

Uma
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So if one has more muscular legs, she should only wear long pants? Even if it's hot like an oven outside? Way too go. 😉

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