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Olympic Moments With Heather O’Reilly…and an adidas Giveaway!

Written on July 27, 2012 at 9:00 am , by

You can win this adidas adizero gift box, with sneakers autographed by the Olympian herself!

We’re only hours away from kicking off the 2012 Olympics! What better way to start the Games than with some insider information from an Olympian herself…and free workout gear? We asked U.S. Soccer Midfielder Heather O’Reilly about her top Olympic moments and how you can win an adidas gift box including the running shoes she wears to train and cleats signed by O’Reilly herself.

Tell us about your first “Holy sh*t, I’m an Olympian!” moment, in regards to the 2012 Games.

“It was when we ran out for warm ups for a preparation game versus China last month. The Olympic team was just announced a couple a days before, and that was the first time we took the field for a game knowing the Olympic roster. It was like ‘Ok, this is us. This is the group that is going to be on this amazing journey together.’”

During the Trials or Games, what was your most challenging moment to get through?

“We had a really difficult training camp in Florida in April. It was our fitness camp, when we grinded the hardest. We pretty much had two training sessions a day for two weeks, and it was really hot. It was tough to get through some sessions.”

During the Trials or Games, what was your most personally satisfying moment?

“Our Olympic qualifying tournament. I scored a lot of goals and had a bunch of assists in that tournament and came away feeling confident personally and like our team had fire in us. We were on a mission.”

Tell us about your favorite moment from meeting another athlete/celebrity?

“In the 2008 Olympics, we met Ronaldinho, the famous Brazilian soccer player. Our teams were staying at the same hotel. They were crazy and so much fun. They were always dancing and playing the drums, even inside the hotel. We exchanged some jerseys with them, (ok, mostly they just gave us theirs) and hung out for a bit.”

Now, here’s how you can feel like an Olympian too: We’re giving away one adidas adizero Feather 2 gift box, which includes one pair of adizero Feather 2 lightweight running shoes, the adizero f50 soccer shoe signed by Heather O’Reilly, and one adizero “Light You Up” tee. Official rules here. O’Reilly trains with the adizero Feather 2 shoes herself. “Wearing these for my training helps because they are the lightest footwear around,” she says.

How you can enter to win: Simply leave a comment on this post. Let the games begin!

8/16 UPDATE: Congratulations to Lyndall Mae for winning this giveaway! We hope you enjoy your prize!

  • lisa mcfarland

    Team USA

  • http://www.thesparkrevolution.com/ Tiffany

    Woohoo! Go Team U.S.A.!

  • Jennifer

    Go for the gold!

  • Lyndall Mae

    USA-gold all the way!

  • Lauren

    USA soccer! Go USA!

  • Randi

    Go USA! Fingers crossed! ;)

  • Rory1940

    Go USA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601100477 Nitasha Ginn

    Bring us home the gold…Team USA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601100477 Nitasha Ginn

    USA, Go for Gold!

  • Ethel Williams

    I am so ready to watch team USA, — GO ALL THE WAY!!

  • Julie1351

    So excited about all the running events this year. Go Kara!

  • JayneCW

    Good luck!

  • Donna

    Can’t wait to watch the olympic games!

  • Lindilala

    Go Team USA

  • Sert

    I’m so excited to watch the gymnasts!

  • Flippingdancer

    Would love to see how Team USA does this year! So excited!

  • Jlannar

    Gabby Douglas is so inspirational. I hope she does well!

  • Lindsru

    I always love watching the Olympics but for some reason I’m super excited about this year.

  • Cestlavenga

    Watching the Olympic Opening right now. “Keep Calm It’s Only the Olympics” lol

  • Lovetennislove

    I’m seeing the Opening Ceremony right now and it’s crazy that a billion people will be watching!

  • Medranolano

    There’s so much pressure on the Olympians but I wish them the best of luck!

  • Burningman15

    Go USA! Woooo Hooooo

  • Tricia Hamilton

    Organizing a game of soccer with friends to celebrate the start of the Olympics! GO TEAM USA!!!

  • Tabitha Kotrba

    Such an inspiring story! We need to showcase more strong women like Heather :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/anna.rupp.77 Anna Rupp

    What an awesome Group of Athletes to represent TEAM USA !!!

  • Blritz

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Katie

    My husband really needs a new pair of running shoes!

  • Aimee Email

    Can’t wait to watch Heather in the 2012 Olympics!  Inspiring!

  • Anne

    I’ve been looking forward to the Olympics for 4 years! So glad it’s finally here! Go USA

  • Nv_lady_v

    Reading about Heather’s inspirational moments encourages me to do more with my own workouts and quit whining about how long it’s been taking to see results.  Two workouts a day?  In Florida???  Keep on!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3EPNVLDGUXGOTIV6FHODDKGEDM Jen

    We’ve been watching the Olympics all weekend!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.loftin.3 Jacqueline Loftin

    I am soo USA all  the way.  Yeah go for the Gold.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.loftin.3 Jacqueline Loftin

    I love USA all the way in London, bring home the Gold.  We are the best in the world.  Hope to see the tennis and gymnastics.

  • Erica C

    Loved this story! Can’t wait to watch the team!

  • jackie7288

    awesome!  go team USA!  huge fan of heather’s!!!

  • Lea

    Can’t wait to see the rest of Women’s Gymnastics!

  • Bjean645

    Diving was so awesome! Was watching tennis earlier today. Fed and his doubles partner were doing awesome!

  • soccergirl9

    Adidas running sneakers are the best. They are so comfortable and light weight, and I can use a new pair haha :) Heather O’Reilly is an inspiration to soccer players of all ages.I am a HUGE fan of the U.S. Women’s National Team! Go USA!!!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=43401398 Kelly Reumann

    Lovin’ the olympics right now but I’ve been on the couch for over an hour. Going for a run right now!

  • Mijulin

    Watching gymnastics is amazing!

  • Jarsy

    Loving all the Olympic love and fierceness from the competitors!

  • Wendy Yallelus

    Love the Olympics! It’s very nice to show our daughters what can be accomplished doing something you love.

  • Jehernand10

    Love watching the Olympics! Go USA!!!!

  • Mike_Karr

    Watching the Olympics is one of the most inspiring things that we do to unite humanity.

  • Barb Adcock

    I am loving watching so many gifted, strong and incredible women compete in the Olympics!!!  So inspiring!!1

  • Darlene Thompson

    Maybe if I had  pair of Adizero I could start excercise more