German Olympic female gymnasts wearing unitard to combat 'sexualization in gymnastics'

Instead of going with the traditional leotards, the German team members will wear a unitard covering their legs and instead of showing off their arms.

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The German team first debuted the unconventional full-length uniform at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in April, according to BBC. The German Federation (DTB) said at the time the gymnasts were standing up against “sexualization in gymnastics.”

Sarah Voss, who is at the 2020 Olympics to compete for Germany, said in April she hoped that other gymnasts who are “uncomfortable in the usual outfits will feel emboldened to follow our example.”

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Sarah Voss of Germany competes on Uneven Bars during the Women's All-Around Final of the Artistic Gymnastics Die Finals 2021 on June 3, 2021, in Dortmund, Germany. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Sarah Voss of Germany competes on Uneven Bars during the Women’s All-Around Final of the Artistic Gymnastics Die Finals 2021 on June 3, 2021, in Dortmund, Germany. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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