She knows the drill.
Although this is her first Olympics, Coquitlam's Brittany Rogers has ventured across many peaks and valleys over the past two and a half years to get to this place.
To be in London and preparing for her artistic gymnastics events has its own rewards - things that the 19-year-old appreciates to the fullest.
Named to the five-women Canadian squad earlier this month, Rogers has put a painful, potentially career-ending injury behind her through self-determination, faith and the support of doctors, coaches, family and friends.
A broken ankle had her seriously considering cashing in the Olympic dream two years ago.
Now, she's embracing the sights of Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus, while preparing to deliver her best performance on the sport's biggest stage.
"Competing on the vault would be the ultimate dream come true, but I am just so fortunate to be able to represent my country," Rogers said after the team was officially announced.
"We'll see what's realistic further down the road, but at this moment, I am so happy I have a secured spot and it can only go up from here."
Rogers says the life lessons absorbed in overcoming the injury and accompanying rehab has prepared her well.
Waiting for a break to heal, followed by surgery when the bone failed to respond, is now a big chapter in her incredible journey.
"When they did call my name I looked to my mom and was in immediate shock. I could not believe it and I still can't believe it. It's so shocking that my biggest dream is coming true after what I've been through."
WHEN: July 29, qualification; July 31, team final; Aug. 2, individual all-around final; Aug. 5, vault; Aug. 6, uneven bars; Aug. 7, floor, beam.
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