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National gymnastics champs hold clinic for young athletes

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Local young gymnasts got to learn from other gymnasts on the Olympics level.

USA Olympics coach, Mary Lee Tracy, visited the All American Gymnastics gym in Richland to host a clinic. She gave pointers to all the aspiring gymnasts.

She came here from Cincinnati and brought with her two gymnasts from the Junior U.S. National Team that could've qualified for the Olympics, but are just a little too young. The athletes must be 16 years old.

Lexie Priessman was just twenty-three days shy of meeting the age requirement, but is aiming for making the Olympics team for the 2016 games. She says she really enjoys the opportunity to teach the younger girls. 

"Having this experience to come work with all these little kids and knowing that we're role models to all these little ones. They're role models to us also because we look up to them as much as they look up to us," says Priessman.