DANI Samuels achieved her goal in Beijing in 2008 but that was merely a stepping stone.
Not that she went there for a holiday, she went there to compete — she is always competing.
In fact, the Guildford resident was only one spot away from making the Olympic finals at the age of 20.
A year later in 2009, she became the youngest world discus champion at just 21.
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But, she was only just warming up. These Olympics, in London in July, are what Samuels has been targeting for almost a decade.
"I'm not going there to come third, I'm going there to win," she said.
"I've been doing this for a while and the years have been flying by. Physically I'm feeling great. I'm so grateful I got to experience the Games before London.
"I was panicking [in Beijing] and I was extremely nervous but now I know all I have to do is relax.
"One of the things [this time around] will be don't force it, just relax.
"It does hit you when you're on the world stage."
If recent performances are anything to go by, Samuels is on track for a podium finish in London.
And, she has a message for her competitors.
"I do have a record of competing on the world stage and I think they know never to write me off," she said.
"In 2009 I was able to throw a PB [personal best] under pressure."
Rob Kastoun, owner of Revolution X Performance Centre in Holroyd where Samuels trains, admired the Olympian's work ethic.
"She is one of the hardest workers I have ever seen," he said.
"She has a vision in her head of what she wants and she goes and gets it."
Discus throwers generally hit their prime in their late 20s; a scary thought considering what Samuels has already achieved.