Under Armour Unveils Olympic Leotards

Under Armour showed off men’s and women’s uniforms for USA Gymnastics, designed with four-way stretch to allow for greater mobility in all directions and with extra compression to help increase blood flow.

“One of this biggest learnings from gymnastics is that you win or lose base off of the judges opinions, which makes the uniforms for gymnastics a big part of the competition (more so than in some other sports),” Adam Clement, Senior Creative Director, Team Sports at Under Armour

“We are able to have fabrics that have stretch, move with the body but at the same time are lighter weight and can take on decoration,” said Clement. “What you can do with them from a visual perspective is greater than it was 20 years ago and how the body reacts within them is also very different.”

The new technology includes strategic compression helping increase blood flow as well as four-way stretch fabrication allowing for greater mobility in all directions.

These new leotards strike a balance between past Olympic leotards have were draped us flags…

past us olympic leotards

and more modern leotards with a metallic look and color palette beyond the expected red, white and blue.

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