INDIANAPOLIS, April 5, 2012 – Each year, USA Gymnastics celebrates National Gymnastics Day to increase exposure of our sport. In 2012, with the Olympic Games in London and the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions on the horizon, USA Gymnastics is preparing to ‘Turn the World Upside Down.’

To celebrate the sport and mark the day, gymnasts and coaches, gymnastics clubs and fans alike are invited to turn upside down at 1 p.m. ET on Sept. 22. Then, snap a photo and share it, along the number of individual participating, on the USA Gymnastics Facebook page. We hope to have more than the 20,478 individuals, who helped us set the world record for simultaneously performed handstands in 2011, go upside down in support of the greatest sport in the world.

Leading to National Gymnastics Day, U.S. national team members will share how gymnastics has turned their world upside down, how it has changed their lives and given them opportunities they never imagined.