Olympic Memories: BMX star Shanaze Reade

Shanaze looking forward to competing at London 2012

Some of the country's best athletes have been telling Newsround what it's like to be part of the biggest sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games.

BMX racer Shanaze Reade competed at the Olympics for the first time in 2008. But things didn't go to plan, as she crashed in her final race.

However that didn't stop her from enjoying the experience and now she's got her eyes firmly fixed on a gold medal.

Watch Shanaze's interview to hear about her first ever Olympics and how she is looking forward to competing at London 2012!

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