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Q: Uniforms of Gymnasts ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Uniforms of Gymnasts
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: bammama-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 11 Sep 2004 10:56 PDT
Expires: 11 Oct 2004 10:56 PDT
Question ID: 399809
I am the mother of a young girl who is interested in gymnastics.I do
not know anything about it, especially the clothing they wear.Do the
female gymnasts wear a special protective undergarment under their
leotards?Like baseball and football playing boys wear a protective
cup.Do the female gymnasts wear special panties, or a thong or the
female equivalent of a jock strap?Do they wear panties with special
padding in the pubic region?What do they wear?
Subject: Re: Uniforms of Gymnasts
Answered By: leapinglizard-ga on 11 Sep 2004 11:21 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Dear bammama,

Female gymnasts do not wear protective devices under their leotards,
and for that matter male gymnasts don't either.

Gymnastics is not a contact sport where participants must be wary of
body strikes from an opponent. As in any athletic activity, there is
the possibility of sustaining a blow by falling or hitting oneself,
but gymnasts are trained to avoid such trauma by contorting their
bodies in the proper way. This training is deemed sufficient, for
there is no opposing player who attempts to strike one's body in the
course of a sporting event. Body blows are not a normal or expected
part of the activity, as they are in other sports.

Furthermore, groin cups, shin pads, and other kinds of firm shielding
device or body armor would constrain the gymnast's motions during her
performance. What gymnasts do find helpful to wear are supportive
undergarments that will not slip or tear during intense physical
exertion and extreme bodily contortion. Rather than skimpy underwear,
then, gymnasts are advised to wear athletic female undergarments that
can be purchased at any sporting-goods store. The same is true for
dancers, who carry out the same kinds of motions. The more mature the
gymnast's or dancer's body, the more support she will need. A younger
girl's needs for supportive undergarments are more limited.

Examples of underwear recommended for gymnasts and dancers are shown
below, on a site devoted to the subject.

All About Dance: Undergarments

Such items are not restricted to gymnasts and dancers, but are readily
available, as I've mentioned, under the general rubric of athletic
undergarments or supportive underwear.

See below for examples of such items.

SportMart: Women's Athletic Wear

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Subject: Re: Uniforms of Gymnasts
From: kicker26-ga on 24 Mar 2005 12:10 PST
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