Two weeks from now, we'll be deep in the Special Olympics GB Summer Games in Bath and we still have another couple of sports to give you 'The Knowledge' on. This time around, it's Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation. Individuals or teams of competitors (from 2 to 6 people) manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, clubs, hoop, ball, ribbon and Free (no apparatus, so called “floor routine”).
You can find out more about the Rhythmic Gymnastics disciplines at the Special Olympics website which will give you a taste of what you can expect at the Main Sports Hall of Bath University as 27 Special Olympics Athletes take to the mat.