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Johnson Dominates Gymnastics Blog Buzz
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Johnson Dominates Gymnastics Blog Buzz

Heading into Thursday night’s women’s gymnastics individual all-around finals, American gymnast Shawn Johnson leads her top competitors in online buzz, according to Nielsen Online.

Fan buzz between July 28 and August 13 overwhelmingly focused on Johnson, who was more than twice as likely to be discussed by bloggers than her teammate Nastia Liukin. 

Liukin was ranked second on Nielsen’s list of the seven most buzzworthy gymnasts competing in the individual finals.  China’s Jiang Yuyuan rounded out the top three.

ATHLETE COUNTRY INDEX
Shawn Johnson U.S. 100
Nastia Liukin U.S. 43
Jiang Yuyuan China 16
Anna Pavlova Russia 11
Yang Yilin China 11
Steliana Nistor Romania 8
Ksenia Semenova Russia 3
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 28, 2008 – August 13, 2008)
Gymnasts are ranked by online buzz, with the top gymnast indexed at 100.

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