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

Kim Bui on the
Kim Bui and her team-mates wore the outfits during qualifying on Sunday

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.

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.