Jordyn Wieber Blogs: 'I Haven't Been Able to Sleep' in London

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08/08/2012 03:45PM

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. Editor's note: If you're on a desktop, click through above for four photos of Jordyn.

What a week!

Now that the gymnastics competition has come to an end, I'm enjoying my time in the Olympic village with my friends and enjoying the whirlwind that comes along with winning the team gold.

It has definitely been an exciting few days. The team competition was an incredible day for all five of us, we feel so honored to have earned our place in the history books.



After we won, we celebrated with our families in London and I haven't been able to sleep since because of all the excitement! We've been Tweeting with tons of fans, we met the Duchess of Cambridge, talked to President Obama on the phone, and I even Tweeted with Justin Bieber! The outpouring of support from our fans and even celebrities that I never dreamed of meeting has been a dream come true.

Following the end of competition, the whole team and I went on a bus tour of London to officially unveil our team cover on the Kellogg's Corn Flakes box. That was such a surreal experience for me. I've trained for this my entire life and dreamed about how great it would feel to be a gold medalist, but I never could have expected to be on the cover of a cereal box with four of my closest friends and teammates.

Our "fierce five" Corn Flakes box will be on shelves this fall, and I hope that young girls across the country will see our faces in the breakfast aisle and it will inspire them to get a great start every day.

Now that the Games are over for the gymnastics team, I'm planning on heading home to take some time to myself to relax and recuperate from the past few weeks. Then it's off to the Kellogg's Tour of Champions. We'll be hitting 40 cities across the country and hopefully meeting lots of our fans in person!

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