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Volunteer at Area 3 Gymnastics

Special Olympics Minnesota 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 (but not all) events.

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

Facts at a Glance

Tentative schedule

Rhythmic gymnastics
12 p.m. – Delegation registration & warm ups
12:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
12:40 p.m. – Competition begins
2 p.m. – Awards & lunch

Artistic gymnastics
1:45 p.m. – Delegation registration & warm ups
2:15 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
2:30 p.m. – Competition begins
3:30 p.m. – Awards & lunch


Rhythmic gymnastics
All Around
Rope/Floor Exercise

Artistic gymnastics
Men’s All Around
Men’s Floor Exercise
Men’s Horizontal Bar
Men’s Parallel Bar
Men’s Pommel Horse
Men’s Ring
Men’s Vault
Women’s All Around
Women’s Balance Beam
Women’s Floor Exercise
Women’s Uneven Bars
Women’s Vault

Sport-specific guidelines

Divisioning: Athletes are assigned divisions based on gender, level, age group and ability. In some cases, athletes from consecutive age groups will be combined into the same division to provide for better competition for all athletes.
Scoring/Judging: Each event is scored using the SOI Gymnastics Rules.
Levels: A, B, 1, 2, 3, 4