Olympics gymnastic qualifying round being held in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) This weekend in Evansville, you can watch future Olympians compete.

670 athletes from 33 states are in town for the USA Gymnastics Olympic Qualifying event.

The trampoline and tumbling athletes include past Olympians, as well as the next generation hoping to make their mark in the next Olympics.

 “So, especially people who like extreme sports or like watching their kids on the backyard trampoline to kind of see there is a future there at a semi-professional level it’s amazing for them to see,” said Amber Franke, the meet director, “I tell people it’s a lot like watching Sonic the Hedgehog spinning in the air.  It’s amazing to see the heights. They will  be reaching the rafters in this venue.”

The event continues through Sunday afternoon at the Old National Events Plaza and is open to the public.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 28, 2020)

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