Shawn Johnson wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’


Shawn Johnson was declared the Season 8 winner of Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

The 17-year-old Olympic gymnast beat out Gilles Marini after Melissa Rycroft was voted off the show earlier in the episode.

Johnson did a cha cha, second place finisher Marini did the Argentine tango and Rycroft, who finished third, did the samba.

“It’s the most amazing thing ever. Thank you so much!” said Shawn, as her dance partner Mark Ballas held the trophy high above his head.

Johnson became the third Olympian to win the show after Apolo Ohno and Kristy Yamaguchi.