Level 10 National Championships, finishing fourth in the all-around, first on beam, and second on floor. Junior elite[ edit ] Johnson qualified Junior International Elite on her first attempt. She attracted widespread attention at the U. Classic, where she placed third. At the U. National Championships, Johnson fell from the beam on the first day of competition and finished tenth all-around.
She won the U. Junior National All-Around Championship with a score higher than any of her senior elite competitors. Johnson also competed in the Pan American Games , winning four gold medals team, all-around, beam and bars and a silver on floor.
National Championships , beating Shayla Worley by more than three points. Johnson also finished more than five points ahead of two-time National Champion Nastia Liukin , in the first of a series of face-offs over the next two years.
In prelims qualification , Johnson scored Johnson performed all four events in the team finals; the only U. She fell on the beam on her handspring-handspring-layout series and scored The team won gold with It was the second U.
In floor exercise, she went out-of-bounds on her first tumbling pass, but won the gold with a She fell on her Amanar vault, scoring a On the other apparatus, she scored Although Johnson scored first on the vault, balance beam, and floor, she finished second in the all-around. Nastia Liukin won gold with an uneven bars score nearly a point higher than Johnson. Johnson won the all-around with a Johnson finished first on floor, despite falling, on her double-double mount. Johnson also won the floor exercise.
Because of their top placements, Johnson and Liukin were named to the U. Olympic gymnastics team immediately after the Trials. The other four team members earned their spots after two additional selection camps. She won a gold medal on the balance beam apparatus. She had reconstructive knee surgery the following week. In May , Johnson announced her return to gymnastics training with a goal of making the U.
Although, she had expected to return to the "ranch" later in her comeback, based on the demonstrated progress in her video, Marta Karolyi requested that she appear sooner. Johnson mentioned that her reconstructed knee still hindered high training volume. She stated that she wished to return to competition later in She won a gold medal in the team competition and also a silver medal for her performance on the uneven bars. The prize is given in recognition of athletes who demonstrate remarkable elegance in the course of an international competition at world level; the decision was unanimous.
She was the youngest champion in show's history until Laurie Hernandez won in season 23 and was the youngest contestant until Zendaya in season Her partner this time was three-time champion Derek Hough. During the finale, Len Goodman called Johnson "The No-Stress Express", stating that every piece that was thrown at her, she pulled off with little stress, and turned out a clean performance.