SHE finished fourth in the 3000-metre individual pursuit at Beijing, half a second behind third place.
Jayme Paris claimed a bronze medal at her debut Paralympics in 2008, but come August the 23-year-old will be aiming for a different coloured medal.
"It was extraordinary in Beijing," she said.
"I was locked up because they thought I was going to tire my legs out, so to get bronze on the first day was awesome.
"I'm looking forward to these games more because I know what to expect.
"There are always new possibilities and now I can step up which is always great."
Paris competes in the CP1 classification, which gives her the opportunity to contest four events in London.
They are the 500m time trial (where she will defend her bronze medal), the 300m individual pursuit, the road time trial and the road race. Sticking to a training regime that includes 4.30am wake-ups and 70-kilometre bike rides is no easy feat, but a medal at the Paralympics is even more difficult.
"I'm not going to lie, it was a struggle today having to get up early," she said.
"But come London time I know whatever they throw at me I'll be able to do.
"Going into Beijing I said, 'I want gold, I want gold' and when I got didn't people said aren't you disappointed — but I wasn't.
"[At London] I just want to better my bronze in the 500m time trial. If I got bronze again I would be far from disappointed but it would be nice to get that next one up."
As she did at Beijing, Paris will sacrifice more than a sleep in to give herself that chance at Paralympics glory.
"I didn't go to the opening ceremony in Beijing and I won't go to this one either," she said.
"The ceremony lasts for three hours but my bronze medal from Beijing is still lasting."