Meet Olympic Athlete Jordyn Wieber, Gymnast and Dog OwnerPublished July 20, 2012
Mitchell Haaseth / NBC Olympics
In an effort to capture the spirit of pet lovers on the Olympic level, we've set to profiling a few stellar pet-owning athletes. Today, we profile pet lover and world class gymnast, Jordyn Wieber! Wieber, who earned top honors as 2011's World All Around Champion, will compete for USA gymnastics in London, and has her sights set on a gold medal We had the chance to talk with Wieber about her pets as she gets ready to embark on her Olympic journey!
1. What kind of pets do you have?
I have a Shorkie dog. It's a combination between a Shitzu and a Yorkie. She is 9 pounds and 4 years old.
2. Tell us one of your fondest memories of your pets.
My dog, Lucy, does handstands when she goes potty. It's so funny because she balances on her front two paws for a really long time-- it's like she's a gymnast.
3. Tell us: Do you train with your pet?
No- but we did take Lucy to the gym one time and had her up on the balance beam.
4. Do you travel with your pet when you train or compete?
No, I can't travel with Lucy. She is staying with my grandparents while I'm in London.
5. If your pet could compete in any Olympic sport, what would it be?
Lucy would definitely compete in gymnastics!!