WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Gymnastics Revolution Junior Olympic Training Center got in on the action Saturday, as just over 600 people went hands down, trying to break the world record for the most handstands at one time.
"It's really a rush to see that many people in here. To see 600 people in here doing a handstand at one time was really exhilarating to know that everyone does have a love for the sport," said David Wagner, the Operations Manager for TGR.
Gyms across the country participated in the event popping USA Gymnastics well above the previous record, when 20,478 members went feet up hands down at once.
"It will be in the Guiness Book of World Records. Everybody that has listed their name as being here as a participant for that world record, will receive a certificate from the Guiness Book of World Records," said Wagner.
Bragging rights aside, the true goal behind National Gymnastics Day, is promoting the benefits of the sport.
"As far as balance and small and large motor function, and stuff like that, you get a lot out of gymnastics that can actually translate into any sport that you will play in the future," said Wagner.
It's also a pretty good outlet for a child's, boundless energy. "It's just really exciting to see that people can still have that and come here, and translate it and learn to do it in a safe environment, where we can actually teach them the skills," said Wagner.
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