The 20-year-old has only been part of Britain’s cycling team since 2010 but already has three world titles, and the same number of European crowns, to her name.
Alongside Jo Rowsell and Dani King, Trott is expected to pick up team pursuit gold, having produced a world record performance at the World Championships in Melbourne in April.
That was enough to beat the hosts, also their biggest rivals in London, while Trott also saw off Australian contemporary Annette Edmondson on the way to the omnium world title.
But Trott insists that, despite the fact that she could become only the second woman in history to win two track golds at a single Games, Rio 2016 is where she will peak.
She said: “I never even expected that I would go to London 2012, so there is a feeling of I can’t quite believe it.
“I only turned 20 last month, so it’s a bit of a shock for me, because I always thought I’d be a Rio 2016 athlete – I’m so shocked, but in a good way.
“I don’t think I’ll be fazed, to be honest. It’s just another race for me. I cycle my bike everyday – it’s not different to me.
“But it’s also an extra one for me, so what’s the point of me going in and ruining the experience for myself.
“I wouldn’t say there’s an expectation of gold. All I can do is my best and whatever that is, is whatever that is.
“It’s pretty amazing of me to make this team. At 20, I really didn’t expect to make this team and be going to the Olympics.
“I know Jason Kenny did it, but it’s a bit different as there are more women than there ever was on the sprint programme. It’s just a great journey.”
Britain’s current female cycling darling Victoria Pendleton, who along with Sir Chris Hoy carried the Olympic flame as part of London 2012 countdown, will end her own career in London, with Trott set to take on her mantle in her first Games.
And she also revealed that sprint queen Pendleton has played a vital role in her seamless adjustment to the international stage.
She added: “When I first got onto the programme sitting across from Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton it was a pinch yourself moment to start with.
“I never expected to be on the same team as them. Being the age I am, it feels like it was too big an age gap to be on the team. But after sitting down and talking with them, it just feels like it’s one big team.
“They definitely give advice. I had a little up-and-down moment and Vicky was there to support me, because I know her really well.
“She always says ring me if I’m ever worried and need someone to speak to, so they’re definitely there for the experience.
“I wouldn’t say there was added pressure on us with it being a home Games. I don’t think we feel the pressure – as I said, it’s just another bike race. We cycle every day and it’s no different to what we do in training.
“I’m not a nervous person at all – how can I be nervous at the Olympics? But after races I always throw up because I’ve got a high acid level in my stomach. It just makes me sick after I’ve worked hard.”