Strug visits Chicago area to promote 2013 Secret U.S. Classic

1996 Olympic team champion Kerri Strug was in the Chicago area June 14-15 to promote the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, scheduled for July 27 at the Sears Centre. Strug visited three local area gym clubs – Midwest Elite Gymnastics Academy in Elgin, Ill.; Elk Grove Gymnastics in Elk Grove Village; and Viking Gymnastics in Niles – to talk to young gymnasts, sign autographs, etc. Strug also spoke at World Sport Chicago’s Family Sports Festival about her career, the importance of staying fit, and following dreams with dedication, passion and perseverance. The Secret U.S. Classic is a qualifying event for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships and features all-around and individual event competition. For more information, go to