2012 Olympic all-around champ Douglas visits Hartford
posted on 07/19/2013

HARTFORD, Conn., July 19, 2013 – 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance, joined Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra at the XL Center for the renaming of Trumble Street in downtown Hartford to "Tumble Street" in honor of the upcoming P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Aug. 15-18 at the XL Center. In addition to the new street signs, they also unveiled the event banners and signage that will decorate the streets of Hartford for the next month. Local area gymnasts assisted in the unveiling ceremony.

Also announced at the event are the plans for recognizing some of the sport's biggest names as part of the 50th anniversary of USA Gymnastics. Douglas and her 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic teammates, aka The Fierce FiveSM, are among the accomplished gymnasts who will be recognized during the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, Aug. 15-18 at the XL Center, and the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show in Hartford, Conn. Members of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame and the entire 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team will be acknowledged during the P&G Championships, which feature the country's top gymnasts vying for national titles and berths on the U.S. National Team.

Fans will get to see Fierce Five reunited with the other eight Olympians, and the alternates, for the first time since last fall's conclusion of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions when they help USA Gymnastics celebrate the team's accomplishments on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the XL Center.

Also at the XL Center, the 2007 Women's World Championships Team and women's gymnastics members of the Hall of Fame will be recognized for their achievements on Thursday, Aug. 15, with the men's Hall of Famers introduced on Friday, Aug. 16. The Fierce Five and the 2007 Women's World Championships Team are members of the 2013 class of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.


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