Special Olympics Gymnastics

What is Special  Olympics?

The Special Olympics gymnastics program gives people with intellectual disabilities - of all ages and abilities - the opportunity to develop physical fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, confidence and friendships. Gymnastics is a fantastic community based activity for everybody to enjoy.


Is Special Olympics for you?

To find out if Special Olympics is an option for you or someone you know, please visit the Special Olympics Australia website. Alternatively, please call the Gymnastics NSW on 02  8116 4113 or email [email protected] with your query.  We look forward to supporting you on your pathway in Gymnastics.

It is a requirement that all gymnasts with Down Syndrome are cleared that it is safe for them to participate in gymnastics by a doctor. 


All Special Olympic gymnasts compete within NSW regional and State competitions. They also have the opportunity to attend a Special Olympic Invitational Competition each year. 

Internationally, NSW Special Olympic Athletes have seen great success, returning from the World Trisome Games with 2 Gold and 4 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. 

Technical Information

If you’re a coach or judge and would like more information on the rules that govern Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics, please visit the Special Olympics website and click on the “Rules Artistic Gymnastics” PDF under Coaching.

Men's Gymnastics

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Women's Gymnastics

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Rhythmic Gymnastics

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