UCLA gymnastics and 2008 Olympic Team silver medalist Sam Peszek was in the San Jose area on Friday, May 4 to help promote the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics, taking place June 28-July 1 at HP Pavilion. Below is a story about her visit from the San Mateo Daily Journal.

For 50 starry-eyed gymnasts at Peninsula Gymnastics in San Mateo, there are questions whose answers are more valuable than silver.

“What’s it like to be a college gymnast?”

“What’s the training for college gymnastics like?”

“What is the difference between training for the Olympics and college?”

Last Friday, these young gymnasts with dreams of one day donning a gymnastics uniform at the collegiate level go their answers courtesy of former United States Olympian and current UCLA gymnast Samantha Peszek, who was in San Mateo to promote the 2012 Olympic Trials in San Jose which take place at the end of June.

Peszek is a world-class gymnast and was a part of the 2008 Beijing U.S. team that took home the silver medal Aca a