How U.S. Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber Is Inspiring the Next Generation of Olympic Hopefuls
She won the Olympic Gold in 2012 and is now helping shape future U.S. athletes. Twenty-one-year-old gymnast Jordyn Wieber came into the Lonestar 99.5 studio Monday morning to visit ahead of her appearance at the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions in Lubbock.
Wieber's energetic and full of enthusiasm for championing future Olympians. She attributes her Olympic win to hard work. And now, the former gymnast is inspiring that same focus and determination in future athletes.
"Right now, I don't train in gymnastics anymore just because once you do one Olympics, it's really hard on your body and it's hard both physically and mentally, so I decided to retire and now I'm coaching college gymnastics at UCLA and I'm just kind of enjoying being a college student," Wieber told me.
You can actually meet Wieber this afternoon (Monday, September 12) at National Travel, located inside The South Loop off Quaker Ave. from 4-5 p.m.
You can see Wieber and many more U.S. Olympic athletes at the 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions when it comes to Lubbock Sunday, October 2 at the United Supermarkets Arena. Tickets are on sale at Select-a-Seat locations.