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Shawn Johnson engaged after throwing first pitch (video)

Shawn Johnson, Andrew East

Olympic champion gymnast Shawn Johnson was in for quite the surprise after throwing a ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game Friday.

Boyfriend Andrew East, a Kansas City Chiefs long snapper, got down on one knee and proposed to Johnson. They both attended Vanderbilt.

Johnson, 23, won balance beam gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympics and tried to come back from a torn left ACL to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team but retired before the Olympic trials due to her knee injury.

Three of Johnson’s 2008 Olympic teammates are also engaged (Nastia Liukin), married (Alicia Sacramone) or a married mother (Chellsie Memmel).

Catching up with Shawn Johnson

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