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OLYMPIC HONOR: Chow’s Gym Statue Unveiled

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A West Des Moines business unveiled a new sculpture with significant meaning Wednesday.

Liang chow’s gymnastics facility is home to a new 22-foot sculpture featuring the Olympic rings and two gymnasts.

The sculpture recognizes Chow’s facility as one of the exclusive US national team training centers.

Chow has helped train Olympians Shawn Johnson and Gabby Douglas.

“I really, really appreciate the state of Iowa. It’s a wonderful place not just for life but for dreams,” Chow said during an unveiling.

Gymnasts from all over the country now train at Chow’s  in the hope of following in Shawn and Gabby’s footsteps.