Olympian Visits Connecticut

Monday, May 13, 2013  |  Updated 10:08 AM EDT
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ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 10: Jordyn Wieber competes on the beam during the Senior Women's competition on day four of the Visa Championships at Chaifetz Arena on June 10, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Jordyn Wieber, the 17-year-old Olympic gold medal gymnast, is in Connecticut today and will be visiting hospital patients.

On Sunday, she visited Vasi’s International Gymnastics, she Tweeted on Sunday afternoon, and two little girls gave her bracelets to support Sandy Hook. One is green and says “We are Newtown.”  The other is white and says “Sandy Hook.”

Wieber, a member of the fierce five during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, is on tour to promote the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will be held at the XL Center in August.

She also visited American Gymnastics Training Center in Southington, where about 200 children went for a chance to meet the Olympian, according to the Record Journal.

On Monday afternoon, Jordyn will visit with patients at Hartford Hospital, where she will sign autographs for them.

During the U.S. Championships, Wieber, and the rest of the 2012 women’s gymnastics Olympic team will be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as of the Class of 2013. This will be the fifth team to be inducted into the hall of fame.
 

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