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Olympian Shawn Johnson training for nationals


Des Moines gymnast and Olympian Shawn Johnson is fine-tunning her skills.

Johnson has been training seven hours a day in preparation of her first come-back competition.

That'll be at the National Gymnastics Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota in August.

And she says it won't be easy.

"It's been pretty difficult getting into it especially after the knee surgery and I had a second knee surgery at the end of last year, so after all of that on top of a comeback, it's been challenging but I've loved it. I love being back in the sport, I've missed it, it feels like home again," said Johnson.

She says she's hopeful she'll get to the 2012 Olympics.

After that, she's planning on going to college at Stanford.

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