READING, Pa., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GK Elite, a division of Elite Sportswear, is proud to be the official competition apparel partner of USA Gymnastics and provider of the training and competition apparel worn by the 2019 U.S. Men’s and Women’s World Championship Teams at the 49th Annual World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Team USA in the Shining Stars Leotard Replica

Based in Reading, Pa., GK design and manufactures gymnastics uniforms right here in the United States of America. Every garment produced for the U.S. Team to wear at the 2019 World Championships is a showstopping display of patriotism, strength and heart of USA’s team, as well as illustrates GK’s innovation and design capabilities.

«We are honored to be the U.S. National Team apparel partner. We pride ourselves here at GK for our passion and commitment to excellence that goes into each garment. We are excited to showcase our talents for design, fit and quality to the world on a global stage this year at the 2019 World Championships, and next year in Tokyo,» Says Girisha Chandraraj, President and CEP of Elite Sportswear.

Each of the U.S. women’s leotards revealed to-date was crafted using a glue and zigzag construction technique and an innovative mix of machine-set and handset Swarovski® crystals.

The leotard worn by the gold medal U.S. Women’s World Team, including the most decorated female gymnast and GK ambassador Simone Biles, during team finals features a stunning red, white, and blue design inspired by the American flag, and is adorned by a remarkable 2,875 clear Swarovski crystals.

The leotard worn by the American women during qualifications late last week was adorned with 2,834 Swarovski crystals in diamond and round shapes on a periwinkle pearl mystique three-quarter sleeved leotard inspired by opulent evening wear.

The striking blue leotard worn by the American women during the podium training features 2,654 Swarovski brilliance diamond and round stones applied to imitate regal necklaces.

The men’s competitive wear, which was revealed at today’s team finals, features a commanding red, white, and blue design.

A limited edition commemorative replica of the women’s team finals leotard and a replica of the men’s competitive shirt worn today are available for purchase along with replicas of the women’s leotards worn during the qualification round and podium training, while supplies last, at Two additional women’s leotard replicas will be available for purchase at once they are revealed in competition.


GK is the world’s leading brand of gymnastics apparel and is recognized around the globe for superior variety, quality, fit and service. For over 35+ years, GK has been dedicated to the sport of gymnastics contributing millions of dollars to support hallmark grassroots gymnastics programs globally. Known for their signature collections of gymnastics workout leotards, GK has historically partnered with over ten Olympic athletes and currently offers leotards designed by the most decorated American gymnast, Simone Biles, and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, Laurie Hernandez. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Elite Sportswear, L.P., the company behind the GK Gymnastics brand, continues its commitment to American-made quality and continuous innovation in designs for gymnastics apparel. For more information regarding GK, visit

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