By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Aug 01, 2012 11:32 AM EDT
Retired Olympic world champion Shawn Johnson has returned to the Olympic arena, though not as a starring athlete.
The athlete is at this year's London Olympics as a guest correspondent for Today.com, according to The Huffington Post. Johnson will continue to be a correspondent for Today.com until the end of the summer games and after not making the Olympic team this year, she announced her retirement from gymnastics, according to The Huffington Post.
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The Olympic winner is also taking questions on the Today Show's Facebook page. Fans have already asked her how it was like to be an Olympic competitor and to watch the current USA team win gold on July 31.
London Olympic gymnast and gold-medalist Gabrielle Douglas even trained with Johnson and her former coach before coming to London to compete.
Johnson won the gold medal for her performance on the balance beam in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She won three medals in total in Beijing.
The current Team USA gymnastics team won the gold on July 31 for the women's gymnastics final, winning the country's first Olympic gold since the Summer Olympics in 1996. Their score of 183.596 put them ahead of Russia by five points. Romania won the bronze medal.
Johnson will also appear in season 15 of "Dancing with the Stars," premiering in September.
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