Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas made a stop at the XL Center on Friday to promote the P&G Gymnastics Championships that will be held there in August.
She helped the city turn Trumbull Street near the XL Center to "Tumble Street" at a kick-off event.
Douglas talked about her experiences as an Olympic gymnast and spoke to a youth gymnastics team. She urged the young gymnasts to work hard, listen to their coaches, and most importantly, have fun.
A member of the “Fierce Five,” Douglas competed in the London Olympics in 2012, and helped the team win gold in the all-around team competition. She went on to claim another gold medal in the individual all-around competition.
Douglas will be making another appearance in Hartford in August at the P&G Gymnastics Championships. The competition determines U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels.
Douglas won’t be competing, but she will be inducted into the U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame during the event.
The P&G Gymnastics Championships will be held Aug. 15-18.