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Olympics champ to turn cartwheels in Pittsburgh

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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, Gabrielle Douglas of the United States displays her gold medal in the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Douglas, who became the first African-American gymnast to win the all-around Olympic title, is The Associated Press’ 2012 female athlete of the year. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Gabrielle Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around gymnastic champion, will be in Pittsburgh June 23 joining gymnasts gathering to set a Guinness Book of World Records for most simultaneous cartwheels.

The world-record attempt is at noon on the Roberto Clemente Bridge across the Allegheny River. Approximately 500 participants are needed to break the simultaneous cartwheels of 482. For consideration by the Guinness Book of World Records, each participant must be registered.

The world-record attempt is one of more than 700 events taking place in more than 160 countries from June 14 to 30 to celebrate Olympic Day in 2014. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship.

Douglas also will be in town to promote the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships to be held Aug. 21 to 24 at Consol Energy Center.

Details: www.pgchamps.com

 

 
 


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