WASHINGTON – Two cheetahs at the National Zoo will be meeting their namesake’s Thursday when U.S. track and field Olympians Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin make a special appearance.
Carmelita was named after Jeter when the sprinter won silver in the women’s 100-meter race. Justin got his name when Gatlin won bronze in the men’s 100-meter sprint. Both Olympians are making the trek to D.C. especially for this event.
Festivities kick off at 11:30 a.m. The first 450 guests will receive autographed cheetah cub cards. You can also bring your own for signing.