Jun 10, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Sarah Finnegan (USA) competes on the uneven parallel bars during day two of the 2012 Visa Championships in womens gymnastics at Chaifetz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE
Sarah Finnegan is off to London as an alternate on the women's gymnastics team.
Sarah Finnegan is a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team at just 15 years old -- she is the youngest member of the squad, which includes one other 15 year old -- and she'll serve as an alternate in London.
Finnegan, who lived in St. Louis before moving with her family to Kansas City to continue her training, is--not surprisingly--very happy to be given an opportunity to join the team in London:
"You'd like to be one of the five" main team members, [Finnegan] said. "But being an alternate is still a great honor, a blessing."
The women's gymnastics events get underway on Sunday, July 29 and continue over the following week. NBC will have extensive coverage throughout.