Competing in the 10m platform, diver Brittany Viola wrapped up her first appearance at the Olympics with a 15th-place finish in the semifinals.
Diver Brittany Viola will make her Olympic debut on Wednesday. Read her story in the Journal Sentinel.
Brittany Viola: 'With exercise comes longevity'
Recognizing that her sport is both athletic and subjective, she keeps a hardcore fitness regimen that includes up to 15 workouts per week. And she works with a nutritionist to fuel her body.
"I’ve watched the Olympics for so many years, now I’m like, ‘Whoa, I get to be in the TV,’” said Brittany Viola. “The hope of winning gold, listening to the national anthem as the American flag is raised, would be the ultimate dream come true.”
By Austin Lyon, Orlando Sentinel