Sarah Finnegan gets ready for the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials

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Video: Dana Dean chats with Olympic hopeful's father

  • Dana Dean gearing up for the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials in San Jose, California.
  • HP Pavilion where the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials will take place.

By Dana Dean

San Jose, CA (KSDK) - I'm in San Jose, California for the US Olympic Trials- Gymnastics: the final stop on the Road to London. You may remember, three weeks ago, the best gymnasts in the country came through St. Louis for the Visa Championships, including hometown girl Sarah Finnegan. Sarah is from Town and Country and trained in Webster Groves.

I was there as Sarah's father boarded a plane to watch his daughter on the biggest stage yet in her life. While he's excited, he also gave her some fatherly advice. He said to try and ignore all of the TV cameras and stay focused. Don Finnegan said, "Stakes are higher and competition is greater. You are looking at the top 15 girls in the United States."

I'll be following Sarah's journey here, watching her compete, bringing her stories to you, telling you how she does here in San Jose, California. I'll also be following her family and friends who made the trip up to Northern California to support her. So stay tuned for my reports from San Jose.

The women compete Friday and Sunday in San Jose.

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