Olympian Brittney Reese coaches young athletes in Gulfport

Olympian Brittney Reese coaches young athletes in Gulfport
Reese says it's important to give kids in South Mississippi opportunities that she didn't have growing up. (Photo source: WLOX)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A handful of kids had the chance to learn the tricks of the trade of track and field on Saturday from a two-time Olympic medalist.

Gulfport native Brittney Reese hosted a special clinic at Gulfport High School. The seven-time world champion spent the day teaching young athletes speed and agility techniques.

"The experience was actually....great, and I'm coming back next year," said Kendrick Roquemore.

Reese says she puts on the camp to give South Mississippi kids an opportunity she says she didn't have.

"When I go overseas, I see the same thing that we're doing, that I'm doing now, that we don't have a lot of in the United States. I feel like it's real important for us to engage the youth now and get them on the right path to success," Reese said.

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