U.S. Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will be in downtown Hartford on Friday for an event leading up to the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships next month.
Part of the event will include renaming “Trumbull Street” to “Tumble Street,” where girls and boys from a local gymnastics club will “tumble” down the sidewalk.
The public event runs from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. outside the front of the XL Center on Trumbull Street, at Pratt Street.
It is free and all are welcome.
Douglas has made multiple trips to Connecticut. Just after the 2010 U.S. Championships, she trained at Gymnastics Express Too in Glastonbury. In December, she was in Madison for a book signing at RJ Julia Booksellers.
The 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships will take place at the XL Center from Aug. 15 to 18, showcasing the country’s top male and female gymnasts vying for the coveted title of U.S. champion.
Performances determine the make-up of the U.S. National Team and might be a factor in selecting the U.S. Team for international events, including the World Championships.
For more information, visit www.usagym.org. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.