KT Tape announced its continued partnership with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), serving as the official kinesiology tape licensee of Team USA through the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
KT Tape will be available to all U.S. athletes, coaches and USOPC sports medicine staff at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers. KT Tape’s commitment to the Olympics and Paralympics also includes relationships with six National Governing Bodies including USA Cycling, U.S. Soccer, U.S. Speedskating, USA Track & Field, USA Triathlon, and USA Wrestling.
The company also announced its newest additions to its professional athlete roster: two-time Olympic Medalist April Ross (Costa Mesa, CA), 2017 AVP Rookie of the Year Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, CA) and 2016 U.S. Olympian Brooke Sweat (Estero, FL).
All three beach volleyball players are U.S. Olympic hopefuls for the 2020 games in Tokyo. Sweat is partnered with four-time Olympic medalist and fellow KT Tape athlete, Kerri Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, CA). Klineman and Ross are partners and are currently the top-ranked U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball team.
“KT Tape is proud to be a supporter of the USOPC and Team USA, and we are thrilled to welcome April, Alix and Brooke to our KT Tape athlete family,” said Greg Venner, CEO of KT Tape. “KT Tape is dedicated to helping athletes train longer and finish stronger. We look forward to seeing our athletes compete in the upcoming games this summer in Tokyo.”
These new athlete signings help bolster KT Tape’s athlete roster that started with Walsh Jennings in 2008 and has grown to include:
- Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, IN, Cycling), eight-time UCI World Champion; 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist;
- Molly Huddle (Elmira, NY, Track & Field), 27-time USA National Champion;
- Sara Hughes (Costa Mesa, CA, Beach Volleyball), 2017 FIVB Top Rookie;
- Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, CA, Track & Field, retired), 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2009 New York City Marathon and 2014 Boston Marathon winner;
- Rose Lavelle (Cincinnati, OH, Soccer), U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team Member and 2019 World Cup Winner;
- Oksana Masters (Louisville, KY, Cycling and Biathlon), 2018 Paralympic Athlete of the Year and eight-time Paralympic Medalist; and
- Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, CA, Triathlon), three-time ITU World Cup winner; top-ranked U.S. triathlete.
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