NC teens one trial away from reaching Olympic summer games in Rio

Going for the gold! It's a dream Ashton Locklear and Emily Schild have had for years.

"It’s so much to take in. I've been working for this since I was 2-years-old. I told my mom when I watched the 2000 Olympics, I’m going to go there" Locklear said. 

The two teens qualifying for the Olympic trials in San Jose, California have a chance to make their dreams come true and become part of the U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team.

If they stick the landings and score the points needed, they'll be headed to the summer games in Rio de Janeiro.

"It's just a dream come true, just to go to the Olympic trials."

Both Schild and Locklear are no strangers to competition. Schild currently holds the 2015 Pan American games team champion title and Locklear just recently made the U.S. National Team.

They were back at it after a weekend on the competitive circuit and there's no stopping their training before the trials. Schild will be competing in all four events. While Locklear specializes in two areas, which makes it harder to get a spot on the Olympic team.

"All these other girls that are doing four events, when you are only a specialist you have to be at the top on those two events," Locklear explained. 

About 15 girls are going to San Jose, California for the Olympic trials but only five will make the Olympic team.

Coach Qi Han is hopeful that one of his girls will make the team.

Which is why Han is coaching them up to the very last moment he can to insure they're confident they can handle whatever is thrown at them in San Jose.

"Just working on routines and perfecting everything and getting consistent and just staying calm and do everything normal," Schild said. 

"They are ready, they are working hard. Olympic is our goal but it doesn't matter if they make it or not, I’m very proud of them," Han said. 

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