What’s better than Santa Claus coming to town? Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and other top American gymnasts coming to town.
The 2016 Kellogg’s Tour Of Gymnastics Champions, in which Biles, Raisman, Gabby Douglas and others are expected to participate, will start Sept. 15 in Spokane, Wash., and end Nov. 13 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., according to the tour website.
The tour will visit 34 other cities in that two-month period, undoubtedly to the delight of new and old fans of the all-conquering USA gymnasts.
“This is going to be the best show we have ever produced,” USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny said. “We will celebrate our athletes’ success in Rio, as well as what gymnastics means to kids and fans of all ages. This will be a special opportunity for fans across America to see the USA’s best-known and well-loved gymnasts.”
Nastia Liukin, who won the gold medal in the all-around gymnastics competition at the 2008 Olympics also will participate, as will 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Jordyn Wieber.
But much of the attention will center around Biles and Raisman (a Needham, Mass., native). They’ve combined to win 10 medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the United States certainly will shower them with deserved praise this fall in a love-fest that will conclude in Boston.
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