Tokyo Olympics: German women’s gymnastics team wears full-body suits

Kim Bui and her team-mates wore the outfits during qualifying on Sunday. The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles about modest dressing and Hijab

25 July 2021.From the section Olympics

Source: BBC

Germany’s gymnasts wore full-body suits in women’s qualification at the Olympics as they continued their stand against the sexualisation of their sport.

Some of them wore similar outfits at the European Championships earlier this year, with Sarah Voss saying she and her team-mates wanted to make youngsters feel safe in the sport.

Voss joined Pauline Schaefer-Betz, Elisabeth Seitz and Kim Bui in donning the red and white outfits that extended to the ankles on Sunday.

The body suits defy convention, with most gymnasts opting for a leotard and those who cover their legs in international competition doing so for religious reasons.

The German team had worn similar outfits during training last week, with three-time Olympian Seitz saying at the time that it was “about what feels comfortable”.

“We wanted to show that every woman, everybody, should decide what to wear,” she said.

Source: Tokyo Olympics: German women’s gymnastics team wears full-body suits – BBC Sport

3 replies

  1. Tokyo CNN —

    The German women’s gymnastics team has forgone bikini-cut unitards in favor of full-body versions at the Tokyo Olympics, in what the German Gymnastics Federation has branded a statement against “sexualization.”

    The suits, which the team wore in their qualifications at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, cover the legs to the ankle and are in contrast to the high-cut leotards worn by many other female gymnasts at the Olympics.

    “It’s about what feels comfortable,” German gymnast Elisabeth Seitz said. “We wanted to show that every woman, everybody, should decide what to wear.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/sport/tokyo-germany-unitard-intl-scli-spt/index.html

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