GymDog & Canadian elite gymnast Brittany Rogers talks about her road to Rio.
As Rogers had her eyes set on the 2012 Games, she had to undergo ankle surgery. It was heartbreaking.
“I originally called it quits and threw in the towel said, ‘I’m done with gymnastics,’” she said.
“I think it was important that I took that time off because I’m not sure that I would’ve had the dedication and the aspirations that I do now — that I found out that I truly do love gymnastics,” she said.
“The fact that I’ve competed every weekend for the past four years in college gymnastics has been a blessing too,” she said. “Because I’ve learned how to compete, I’ve learned how to sit on my nerves. I think you’re going to see a lot more confident Brittany than you saw in London.”
“That was a big memory for me — just symbolizing that my hard work had paid off and now seeing it every day in practice just reminds me even more to get to that Rio Olympic Games,” she said.
“I want to continue to inspire anybody who is struggling, going through injuries, going through whatever it is in life that brings them down – that there is a brighter side,” Rogers said. “Just stick with it, and make sure your heart is in it.”