West Des Moines honors Chow by renaming street

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — West Des Moines is honoring one of its most famous residents by renaming a road in his honor.

The Des Moines Register reports that on Monday (http://dmreg.co/1aB3E8Q ) city officials will honor gymnastics coach Liang Chow by renaming a street Chow’s Olympic Avenue.

Chow is the owner of Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, where Olympics gold medalists Shawn Johnson and Gabby Douglas trained.

The city will rename a 500-foot section of Park Drive that passes by Chow’s gym and two other businesses.

Last August, city officials gave Chow a key to the city and proclaimed Aug. 8 as Liang Chow Day in West Des Moines.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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