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Elusive gold has Johnson just beaming

Shawn Johnson is up in the air here, but when her routine was done, she definitely had won the gold in the balance beam. Shawn Johnson is up in the air here, but when her routine was done, she definitely had won the gold in the balance beam. (Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)
By John Powers
Globe Staff / August 20, 2008

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It had been a splendid week at Olympus, with a record medal haul for the United States gymnasts, but something was missing. The team's kid sister, its super-reliable class secretary, didn't have a gold to add to her silver collection. Now, she does. (Full article: 748 words)

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