London Olympics: Game Faces

Karen O’Connor
From: Bolton
Event: Equestrian, team three-day event
Getting ready: I always put my right boot on before my left. Right sock, right shoe, right pant leg, right sleeve. You couldn’t get me to put my left shoe on first.

Kayla Harrison
Resides: Wakefield
Event: Judo, 78 kilograms
Getting ready: My luckiest item is my sports bra. It’s Nike and purple, my favorite color, and it says “Victory” on it. Haven’t fought without it since 2010.

Sarah Scherer
From: Woburn
Event: 10-meter air rifle
Getting ready: For motivation, I have a key chain of the chicken from the movie Hop with his arms crossed and looking mean.

Alicia Sacramone
From: Winchester
Event: Gymnastics
Getting ready: A pre-competition nap and jam sesh in my hotel room while I do my hair and makeup. (On her playlist: “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber.)