Are you following the Olympic Games? Have you heard that Jordyn Wieber failed to advance? Athletes train so hard to obtain their dream of competing in the Olympics. They are faced with a lot of pressure when the time comes to compete if front of millions. Maybe Jordyn Wieber wasn’t ready for that kind of pressure, this time. Hopefully, she return home and train hard for the next Summer Olympics.
Jordyn Wieber Statements
Wieber, the defending world champion and favorite in the individual all-around at these Games, was upset by her teammate, Raisman, and knocked out of the all-around competition after not one major miscue but several teetering imperfections. – Mercury News
“It was hard because of course I wanted that spot. But I also wanted Aly to do her best for the team,” Jordyn Wieber said.
“It has always been a dream of mine to compete in the all-around final of the Olympics,” she said. “I’m proud of Aly and Gabby and happy that they reached the all-around and I was able to help the team get to the Finals. It was always going to be close between the three of us doing all-around and in the end it is what it is.” – Jordyn Wieber
Wieber set her goal to become an Olympic Games athlete at the age of ten when she earned the title of elite gymnast, only four years after she started competing. Now 16 years old and a member of the U.S. Women’s Senior National Team, she has already won her third American Cup all-around championship, two all-around titles at the Visa National Championships and the all-around title at the World Championships. Having accomplished so much in the gymnastics world, Wieber continues to draw inspiration from family, teammates and girlfriends while becoming a role model herself for other young female athletes. – P&G Press Release