Scottish Gymnastics has revealed what their artistic gymnasts will be wearing when competing for Team Scotland at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Team Scotland leotards were designed in partnership with Scottish Gymnastics and their competition kit makers, Milano Pro Sport, using colours and elements, which are important to both Commonwealth Games Scotland and Scottish Gymnastics.
A full artistic gymnastics team of ten men and women are now training at the Team Scotland preparation camp in Sunshine Coast before they move into the Athletes Village ahead of their competition.
This is the first time Scotland has fielded a full “home-grown” and home-based women’s team, with all five female gymnasts coming through Scottish clubs and developing in the Scottish Gymnastics performance programme.
Team Scotland gymnast Shannon Archer is looking forward to donning her competition kit. She said: “All three leotards are really different but I love them all. They are unique, as the new designs and colours are not predominantly blue, as they’ve been before, and incorporate purples and other colours. Plus, they’re all really sparkly which we love!
“Between us, we’ll choose which design we’ll wear on team final day, and then each of us we’ll decide individually which one we want to wear for all-around and apparatus finals.
“It’s going to be a great feeling, wearing a leotard with the Team Scotland logo on it, and representing not only Scottish Gymnastics and your club, but also Team Scotland.”
Sam Hendrikson, Head of Performance at Scottish Gymnastics, said: “The men’s leotards incorporate an abstract form of the thistle, while the women’s reflect the elegance of the discipline in new modern and dynamic combinations of materials.
“The gymnasts will go out onto the podium not only the best prepared physically and mentally, but also dressed to match the international stage they perform on.”