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Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Eyes the 2012 Olympics

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Wieber fever just might be heading to the 2012 Olympics this summer and it is already spreading like wildfire. Jordyn Wieber, the World Champion gymnast and Olympic hopeful is the cause of this fever. She has a dream of securing a spot on the Olympic team bound for London in July and this 16-year-old from Dewitt, Michigan, a small town right outside of Lansing, has taken the world by storm this past year. She has been working hard in her hometown gym in hopes of spreading her fever around on London soil.

Jordyn may still be in high school but she has already graced the pages of Sports Illustrated and even has a blog on ESPN. Her decision to turn pro was not taken lightly. After she won the Worlds, London seemed to be more of a reality on the road to making her dream come true. She made the announcement on her Facebook page a few months ago saying, "My parents and I believe this is best for me, and I am excited about pursuing my Olympic dream for the next nine months." Her focus seems to be right on top to achieve that goal she set for herself.

With leaving behind the amateurs, she can now receive media requests as well as other endorsements. Her most recent offer was with Kellogg's where she will be featured in their campaign called Team Kellogg's to promote Olympic hopefuls. Jordyn will be the only gymnast in their advertising campaign. This partnership will also help to support her training for the next few months.

This small town girl is now focusing on making the Olympic team which will be decided at the trials that will happen in San Jose, CA starting June 28. Until then, she will be competing in the AT&T American Cup at Madison Square Garden on March 3. The road up to this point for the gymnast has been a lot of hard work but with the love and support from her family and friends, she is also having the time of her life.

On the fun side of things, Jordyn was just recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show talking about having Bieber fever. Yes, this girl has a crush on Justin Bieber. What 16-year-old girl doesn't? So, in addition to having the dream of making it to the Olympics, she also has a dream of meeting the Biebs. This wonder girl will most likely have both of her dreams come true very soon.

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