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