PHOTO GALLERY: Gymnasts stand together to break world record

Saturday, September 17, 2011 | 5:14 p.m. CDT; updated 7:29 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 17, 2011
A sign-up sheet lists 70 of the 100 participants who showed up to take part in an attempt to break a handstand world record at Antimi Shelter in Cosmopolitan Park for National Gymnasts Day on Saturday.

COLUMBIA — Cosmopolitan Park played host to gymnasts Saturday. They gathered to participate in an effort to break the world record for most people performing simultaneous handstands in celebration of National Gymnastics Day. The event raises funds for the Children's Miracle Network.


Destiny Patrick, front, 14, and Becca Wilson, 15, join a group of gymnasts doing handstands on a rail at the skate park in Cosmopolitan Park on Saturday. Several different gymnastic groups in Columbia as well as the MU gymnastic team helped set a world record for handstands.
Bri Woodburn, 13, Becca Wilson, 15, Angela Kern, 16, and Destiny Patrick, 14, practice their handstands at the Cosmo Park skate park in Columbia on Saturday. The girls are members of Show-Me Gymnastics and had come to the park to help break a world record for most people doing handstands at a single time.
One hundred gymnasts, parents and coaches do simultaneous handstands at noon on National Gymnasts Day on Saturday. Across the nation, 20,478 people participated to set a new world record for simultaneous handstands.
Olivia Vincent, 14, show off an award to fellow gymnasts Ann Stone, 15, Destiny Patrick, 14, and Angela Kern, 16. Vincent won the award for maintaining the longest handstand.

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