What’s it like to fly through the air while jumping on a trampoline in New York’s Times Square? No one knows better than tumbling gymnast Alaina Williams. Watch Williams on her beginnings as an Olympic trampoline athlete and how she stays motivated:
“For me, growing up through school and high school, it just really kept me busy and it was something I really wanted to do,” Williams said of staying motivated and focused on her sport since the age of three.
The trampoline has always been Williams’ focus but after it became an Olympic sport in 2000, she stepped up her training in hopes of fulfilling her Olympic dream. She moved to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and soon after was selected as an alternate for the 2008 Olympic Games. Although Williams was hoping to be the lone athlete to represent Team USA in her sport at the 2012 London Olympics, Savannah Vinsant secured the spot in the Olympic trials finals in June.
But we’re sure that we haven’t seen the end of Alaina Williams.
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