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

About this episode

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.’”

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What is the Olympic Channel Podcast?

A sport podcast, hosted by Ed Knowles, each episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast aims to inspire and motivate you with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the workouts and mentality it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - this sports podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.