Photo Gallery | Olympians visit Roswell Gymnastics
ROSWELL, Ga. -- The budding gymnasts at Roswell Gymnastics got the opportunity of a lifetime Tuesday afternoon -- the chance to meet two 2012 Olympians.
Jonathan Horton and McKayla Maroney are in Atlanta for the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which will be held Saturday at the Gwinnett Arena.
Roswell Gymnastics was selected for a personal visit from the two gymnastics champions.
RELATED | McKayla Maroney visits Brookhaven
Maroney, 16, spoke to the Roswell gymnasts about her excitement at making the London Games and how she must train for six hours a day to perform at an Olympic level. The vault champ won gold and silver medals at the Olympics. On Tuesday, she wore a brace to stabilize a fracture in her leg.
Horton won a silver medal in the horizontal bar in the Beijing Olympics and was also part of the bronze medal-winning U.S. men's gymnastics team at the London Olympics. The 26 year old answered questions about how and why he became interested in gymnastics.
"USA Olympians are inspirational for our team gymnasts," Roswell Boys Gymnastics Team director Ben Wood said after the visit. "Jonathan Horton and McKayla Maroney are the 'rock stars' of the gymnastics world, and their visit to our gym encourages our Roswell gymnasts to strive for the top of our sport."
Ten Roswell Gymnastics kids will perform in the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions pre-show, while one gymnast, 11-year-old Justin Ah Chow, was selected to participate in the actual show.