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Rogers: 'I'm Going To Let The Wind Take Me'
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Two-time Canadian Olympian Brittany Rogers told IG that, despite intimations of her imminent retirement, her medal-winning performances at this month’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, have her eying the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.

“My performances in Australia could honestly go either way,” said the 24-year-old Rogers, who won gold in the team competition and silver on uneven bars in Gold Coast. “It could seal the deal and give me satisfaction and closure on my career, or it could motivate me to continue on. Considering I’ve been pushing back my retirement for a few years now, all signs would point to me continuing on to Tokyo.”

As fans reveled in the Canadian women’s first Commonwealth Games team victory in 28 years, Rogers, who competed for the University of Georgia, said teamwork and confidence assured her of their potential for gold in Gold Coast.

“I wouldn’t necessarily say it was a surprise that we won the gold, due to the amount of talent and experience within the team,” said Rogers, who competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. “I think the key this time was the unity and bond we developed throughout the week that really made us trust each other and step up when it mattered the most. I had no doubts that this team was going to have a successful Games. It was more of a question regarding which color medal we’d win.”

Rogers, who placed first on vault and fifth on balance beam at last summer’s University Games in Taipei, said she is not rushing a decision relating to Tokyo 2020.

“All I know for right now is that I am soaking in all of the success the team and I had in Australia, as well as giving my mind and body a break,” she told IG. “I have a few job opportunities in the works which I am really looking forward to, but in the meantime I’m going to let the wind take me where it wants to take me.”

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