Pole Vaulter Jeremy Scott competing in the 2012 Olympics
I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support and undying belief in me. Your support has been felt throughout my career, but especially through this Olympic year. I tell people all the time that there is no way I could do this on my own, and the support from my friends, family, coaches, training partners, former classmates and teammates is a huge part of my success. Although the 2012 season was generally a disappointment, I was able to achieve my number one goal of making the United States Olympic Team. We will take the lessons of this season and apply them to the future, which will only make me better and stronger. Believe it or not, Pole vaulters usually don't hit their peak until their mid 30s, so I still have lots to look forward to. As disappointing as this season was, the fire burns as strong as ever and I can't help but think of one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite songs from "Dashboard Confessional":
"I have reason to believe that I have victories to taste. I can feel them on my teeth, upon my lips, and in my chest. I can roll them on my tongue, they're more supple than defeat. I feel the tension in my lungs and every move is fill by my resolve to [achieve]."
I am very confident in my ability to improve and medal at the world championships next year in Moscow, and of course we will begin work for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
In the meantime, I am very much looking forward to the time at home with my family and the opportunity to let my injuries heal, so that I might be able to approach 2013 in a way that I am accustomed to.
Thank you again for the support, and God Bless.