02:39 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 07/29/2012 08:15AM
Jordyn Wieber has always dreamed of being an Olympian. A gymnast since the age of 4, she shot through the ranks and reached elite status in the sport by 10. Wieber was named the 2008 U.S. Junior National Champion, and in 2011, became the all-around World Champion. The 17-year-old Dewitt, Michigan, native and spokesperson for Kellogg's Olympic Program 'From Great Starts Come Great Things' is blogging her experiences from London for PEOPLE.com. She wrote the following blog before competition began ... check back for more later in the week!
Now that I'm finally in London and using these final days before the Olympics to rest, I think it's important to take the time to reflect on the past year leading up to the Games.
Most recently, I competed in the Olympic Trials in the end of June – I've never been so nervous in my life! All of my training came down to those three days, which could make or break my Olympic dream.
Luckily, I was able to keep my focus and channel my nerves into adrenaline, something that with years of practice and determination has helped me achieve my goals. I'm also fortunate enough to be close friends with the other girls on the team, and their support and confidence in me also helped me stay calm throughout. To qualify for the Olympics really was a dream come true.
Originally posted 07/26/2012 04:30PM
Johnny Weir is fabulous. The figure skater, who placed sixth in the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been skating professionally since he was 12 and is no stranger to fierce competition – and fantastic costumes! With winning routines set to hits by Lady Gaga, the sparkle-loving athlete also recently married and now will blog for PEOPLE.com with the same fun energy he brings to the ice.
To the land of Adele, David Beckham, high tea, Princess Diana and the Queen, the athletes of the world ascend on London, England, for the Games of the XXX Olympiad where their dreams, in one way or another, will come true.
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