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WJLA, September 13, 2012

PHOTOS: D.C.’s cheetah cubs meet Olympic medalists

Two of the world’s fastest Olympians got some one-on-one time Thursday with two of the National Zoo’s quickest cats. It was a chance for sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin to meet their four-legged namesakes, a pair of cheetah cubs born last spring. Check out these adorable photos from their visit.

 

Gatlin and Jeter brought along their medals. The cubs weren't interested, but many human fans were and the Olympicans signed autographs during their visit to the zoo.

(Photo: Smithsonian National Zoo/WJLA ) of fullscreen mode

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