For the next two weeks all eyes will be on London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. That includes the eyes of a number of young gymnasts in Goshen. Christian Farrell has their story.
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GOSHEN, N.Y. - Olympic fever is in full swing at Kennett's Gymnastics in Goshen.
"You definitely feel a different energy when the Olympics come around," said head coach Bill Smith.
Smith is the top coach at the gymnastics school. A place where young boys and girls take their first tumble soon after they take their first steps. They train here in the same events the Olympians do, on the floor, the beam, and even far off the floor, or as gymnasts like to call them, on the bars.
"Sometimes I get a little scared, but then you just can't think, and have to go for it," said gymnast Erin Clifford.
"When I was little I tried every sport, and then gymnastics kind of stuck. It took over all the other sports," said gymnast Ashley Parchinski.
It takes an awful lot of hard work to wear the red, white, and blue uniform of an olympian, but you never know, maybe there is a future gold medal winner in this gym.
Clifford certainly has that dream.
"I'm excited when the Olympics come because it inspires me to get better skills. And some day I hope I'm there," said Clifford.
No matter what goal they have, or move they want to perfect, in this gym it's the sport of gymnastics that counts the most.
"Even if they don't aspire to the Olympics, the strength, the determination, the goal setting they get. Just the sheer drive they get out of the sport is amazing," said Smith.