National Gymnastics Day in Longview

Will the next Olga Korbet or Mary Lou retton come from East Texas? That was one of the questions at a gymnastics event in Longview.

Today is National Gymnastics Day, and to promote the sport, trainers held an exhibition to showcase kids who want to excel at it.

The event is sanctioned by the U.S. Gymnastics Association, and is intended to get kids and their parents interested in a sport that is technically and physically demanding.

Organizers say it is also a way to determine if there are any future Olympians out there.