Special Olympics Gymnastics combines strength, flexibility and artistry. Competitions are offered for men in the artistic events and women in artistic and rhythmic events. Male and female gymnasts may compete in all events offered (All Around) or may be specialists, competing in one, two, or more events (but not all events). Gymnastics is offered at the local/area level only.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.


Mixed gender events (Level A only)
(local, national and regional levels competition only)

  • Vaulting
  • Wide Beam
  • Floor Exercise
  • Tumbling
  • All Around

Women's events (Levels 1,2,3,4):

  • Vaulting
  • Uneven Bars
  • Balance Beam
  • Tumbling
  • All Around

Men's events (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4):

  • Floor Exercise 
  • Pommel Horse
  • Rings
  • Vaulting
  • Parallel Bars
  • Horizontal Bar
  • All Around 
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"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."  


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