BMX biker Alise Post of St. Cloud, Minnesota is gearing up to go for gold at the 2012 Olympics in London. She is ranked No. 2 in the world.
In the last two years, Post has fought back from two serious leg injuries in order to participate in these Olympics. She discussed them and more in a Q&A with CBS Minnesota:
How bad were your two recent injuries?
The first was in November 2010. I broke my right fibula and needed a plate and five screws in my right leg. It wasn't pretty.
I hurt my right knee in March 2011. My knee basically exploded, rupturing my LCL, my hamstring tendon and partially tearing my ACL. I was supposed to be out eight months with the knee injury, but I was back in about five months.
Gold now lives in California, but says she misses the community in Minnesota.