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How Olympic Athletes Shake Off Their Nerves

February 7, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are right around the corner. Even though swimming Gold Medalist Dana Vollmer won’t compete in these upcoming games, she knows what the winter athletes are going through.

“I still get really nervous before races, and I have my own mantras that I tell myself,” Vollmer told Cheddar.

Throughout her Olympic career, Vollmer has won five gold medals and has competed in three Summer Games. In an effort to not let the pressure get to her, Vollmer says she constantly has to remind herself she knows what she’s doing.

She shares some helpful advice for her fellow Olympians: stick to your habits.

“Trying to make sure you follow your routines on what’s led you to success” is key to performing well during the Olympics, Vollmer said.

She is currently training for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Winter Olympics kick off this Friday, February 9th in PyeongChang, South Korea.

For full interview, click here.