*With the emergence of stars like Gabby Douglas, Cullen Jones and Lolo Jones, we’re starting to wonder  about these quiet, focused and determined athletes … such as what makes them tick, so to speak.

Lucky for us our partner site, Uptown Magazine, decided to reveal some interesting tidbits about these Olympic athletes.

Check out the list below which starts off with Olympic Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglas.

What gets gold medalist Gabby Douglas in the zone before a competition? Rap music, of course.

“I love listening to Lil’ Wayne, Drake, and Eminem to get me fired up! (Clean versions of course),” she revealed to Entertainment Weekly. The 16-year-old phenom says gospel singers such as Natalie Grant and Fred Hammond are also on deck to relax and calm her nerves.

Read more at Uptown Magazine.