Just three weeks ago, Christina Loukas won the 3-meter springboard competition at the U.S. Olympic diving trials. A month from now, she will be in Beijing helping Team USA bring home medals.
The Chicago Tribune quoted Loukas today, discussing her victory in the trials:
"I was overwhelmed... I was so happy and was getting all teary-eyed. I'd been dreaming about that moment. When it finally happened, I was like, 'Wait, did that really just happen?' "
The trip to Beijing will not be Christina Loukas' first. She competed in the FINA Diving World Cup in Beijing this past February. But, of course, no diving competition rises to the level of the Olympics.