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3 Olympic gold medal gymnasts coming to Evansville

Three gold medalists from the London Olympics are coming to Evansville. 

They're members of the "Fierce Five", the USA Women's Gymnastics Team.

We've seen all kinds of things at the Ford Center, basketball, hockey, monster trucks, the circus, and now, Olympic gymnasts, who won the first team all-around gold for the USA in 16 years.

They're coming here with the Teen Choice Live! The Tour next month.

The big headliners are individual all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, who won the gold with her floor routine, and Jordyn Wieber.

The Olympians say they hope to inspire some people along the way as they tour different cities and they say this is a chance for them to thank fans who supported them. 

"The support from our fans since we returned home has been incredible," said Aly Raisman.

"This tour will be a fun 'thank you' to everyone that has shown that support and helped us accomplish our goals." Jordyn Wieber added, "We know it's going to be an amazing show and hope the fans leave inspired to follow their dream, just like we followed ours."

Over at Acros Gym in Evansville, some young gymnasts say they hope to go and see their role models up close.

"It would be really cool for like a group to go cause then we would all be hanging out and having fun and watching them since we all have something in common. They inspire me to like, if something's scary, just do it and just do it right. Just don't give up and everything, so they inspire me," 6th grade gymnast, Kassidy Howell.

Teen Choice Live! The Tour will be at the Ford Center on Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 p.m. There will also be the up and coming pop singers, Megan & Liz, performing.

Tickets are on sale and start at $37, according to Ticketmaster.

You can get your tickets at the Ford Center ticket box office, all Ticketmaster locations, Tickermaster.com, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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