Alabama is home to some of the best gymnastics talent in the country.
This year’s Olympians include gymnast Gabby Douglas, who has a great deal of interest from American audiences.
Gymnasts are also making their mark in the states politics.
On Thursday, the Alabama State Senate passed legislation to add gymnasts to the state’s political party.
The bill, which was introduced by state Sen. Jeff Hoover (R-Madison), will allow gymnasts and other members of the state party to participate in elections and other political activities.
The bill also requires that candidates run on their platform and provide a platform statement that addresses issues that affect the state, Hoover said in a statement.
Alabama has been home to a number of gymnasts since the Olympics.
First Olympian, Toni Kukoc, won the silver medal at the 1988 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
She is the only gymnast from the U.S. to medal at any Olympics, as well as being the first woman to represent the U,S.
at a Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Another gymnast, Aly Raisman, is the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympian of the Year, and her sister, Katie, has also won the national championships.
Katie Raisman was the first gymnast to compete in the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.