Posted: Aug 14, 2012 4:04 PM by Jordan Mason
Updated: Aug 14, 2012 8:15 PM
The Olympics are all over, but that doesn't mean that local athletes are done training for future Olympic Games.
This is eleven-year old gymnast Addie Sabados. She lives in Castle Rock, but trains at Aerials Gymnastics in Colorado Springs.
Addie's dream is to be the next Gabby Douglas or Jordyn Wieber and compete in a future Summer Games. She said she started doing tricks on the trampoline in the backyard, so her mom got her involved with gymnastics.
And Addie is a natural-she's at level nine and training to be level ten. She's already one of the top gymnasts for her age in the state of Colorado.
"I love gymnastics because it just feels like I'm flying and it just comes naturally to me," said Addie. "My dream is to be one of the Olympians like Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber."
Addie is able to balance 30 hours in the gym and 30 hours at school per week because she does her schooling online at Colorado Connections Academy.