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Boys’ gymnastics may receive a second chance and be reinstated as an official high school sport in the Bay State.
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s board of directors decided to reconsider its vote in January to drop boys’ gymnastics from its roster of sponsored athletic activities.
The MIAA’s Jan. 16 vote to end sanctioned competition for boys’ gymnastics had drawn harsh criticism from coaches, parents, along with former Olympians Aly Raisman, Tim Daggett, and Peter Kormann. That vote had essentially downgraded boys’ gymnastics to a club activity next season.
There are only seven public high schools — Andover, Attleboro, Braintree, Burlington, Lowell, Newton North, and Newton South — that field boys’ gymnastics teams.