Canada’s Jagwear leos

Did you like the gunmetal Canadian leos?

MacLennan went to Rio with four different suits, custom fit and designed for her at this Jagwear Gymnastic Apparel factory – two of them for competition day. In a Rio Games alight with gymnasts wearing trendy bling-encrusted leotards, MacLennan is, by comparison, conservative with the sparkle. Her competition suits are bejewelled with just 1,400 rhinestones each – arranged tight in a maple leaf on the chest and cascading randomly over the rest of the suit, a little like shooting stars. …

Knowing most of their competition in their discipline would be heavily gemmed, Canada’s artistic gymnasts chose the shinier and more expensive Swarovski Crystals. Since they don’t retail, Jagwear won’t estimate a price for the Olympic suits, but say the crystals alone cost about $300 per suit. …

Globe and Mail

(via Gymnastics Canada)

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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