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Gymnastics In The Commonwealth Games

Artistic Gymnastics is a core sport on the Commonwealth Games programme. It was first included in 1978 and, after a gap of two Games, has featured in every Games since Auckland in 1990. Both men and women compete for medals in the All-Around competition, Individual Apparatus finals and the Team Event.

Rhythmic Gymnastics is an optional discipline and was first introduced in 1990.
Gymnastics has been included on the sports programme at three Commonwealth Youth Games; Edinburgh 2000, Bendigo 2004 and Isle of Man 2011.
All Gymnastics events are staged under the Technical Regulations of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
  • Core / Optional Core
  • Appearances In The Games 9
  • First Games Edmonton 1978
  • Most Recent Games Gold Coast 2018
Team Scotland’s Gymnastics Medal Count:
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  • Total: 12
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Did You Know?

  • Scotland's first gold medallist in Gymnastics was Steve Frew who took the Rings title at Manchester 2002.

  • Scotland's most successful Commonwealth Games gymnast is Daniel Keatings, with one gold and two silver medals at Glasgow 2014.

  • Silver for Scotland's men at Glasgow 2014 was the nation's first medal in the Team Event in Commonwealth Games history.

  • Jo Walker was Scotland's first ever Gymnastics medallist with bronze in the Hoop in 1994 - Scotland's only Rhythmic Gymnastics medal to date

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Competition Format

In both Artistic and Rhythmic disciplines, gymnasts compete in a Team Event, which counts as both a medal event and the qualification round for the Individual All-Around and Individual Apparatus events.

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