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Monday, December 5, 2011

Olympic gymnast visits Napa to promote 2012 trials

The city of Allen, Texas is pretty darn proud of Carly Patterson.

Patterson was the 2004 Summer Olympic Games all-around gold medalist in women’s gymnastics for the U.S. She won an additional two silver medals at Athens, Greece on the balance beam and in the team competition.
For all of that, Allen threw her a parade upon her return home. There are still signs in town that read, “Home of Olympian Carly Patterson.”
Patterson retired from competitive gymnastics in 2006 at the age of 18, but remains close to the sport. She was at Napa’s Gymnastics Zone on Walnut Street early Saturday to promote next year’s Olympic Trials, which will be held June 28 to July 1, 2012 at HP Pavilion in San Jose. Patterson was also on hand to meet with young gymnasts, answering their questions about the sport.

Read more in the Napa Valley Register.

Lead Photo courtesy Marty James, Napa Valley Register, Other Photots submitted by parents and Steve Vance

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