At the Tokyo Olympics, the holding of German gymnasts hides a strong message
Jo de Tokyo - The Olympic Games are a suitable land for conveying strong messages, provided they are not too politicized.It is a feminist fight that German gymnasts recalled by participating in the qualifications this Sunday, July 25, dressed in a combination that replaces the traditional leotard.
Elisabeth Seitz, Sarah Voss, Pauline Schaefer-Betz and Kim Bui arrived in the last qualifying round by wearing a red and white combination, covering the legs and arms."We want to show that every woman has the right to choose what she wants to wear," Elisabeth Seitz told Reuters at the start of the competition.
They claim the need to be comfortable to practice their sport, a message that is still too little heard in the environment.Recently, the Norway team beach-handles were sanctioned for carrying shorts instead of a bikini.The federation's decision has caused an uproar.
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During the last European championships in Basel last April, the Germans had already chosen to put on a combination, which is authorized by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
The idea is to "feel good and remain elegant," said Sarah Voss (21) on her Instagram account."When puberty started, when I had my period, I started to feel less and less comfortable," she also detailed with the German television channel ZDF."Little girl I didn't see the outfit tight as a big problem," she said.