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Sarah Voss: German hopes full-body suits make young gymnasts feel safe

Sarah Voss says she wants to be a "role model for young gymnasts who don't feel very safe in every situation" after she competed in a full-body suit at the European Championships last week. The German's outfit defied convention as previously women and girls had only covered their legs in...
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Sarah Voss: Why I wore a full-body suit in a competition

German gymnast Sarah Voss wants to be a "role model for young gymnasts who don't feel very safe in every situation" after competing in a full-body suit at the European Championships last week. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Naga Munchetty, the German said it does not mean “everyone should...
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German Gymnast Sarah Voss Explains Decision to Compete Wearing Full Bodysuit

German gymnast Sarah Voss said Friday she decided with her teammates, Elisabeth Seitz and Kim Bui, to compete in nontraditional full bodysuits during the 2021 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships this week in Switzerland. Voss, 21, explained to German broadcaster ZDF (via the BBC) she became "increasingly uncomfortable" wearing a standard...
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German athlete Sarah Voss praised for wearing bodysuit to protest sexualisation of female gymnasts

German gymnast Sarah Voss has been praised for taking a stand against the sexualisation of female athletes by choosing to wear a full bodysuit at the 2021 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Basel, Switzerland.Typically, female gymnasts are told to wear leotards for competitions that can either be half or long-sleeved.A full bodysuit like the one Ms Voss chose to wear are seldom worn by women at competitions.However, Team Germany has since confirmed on Twitter that Ms Voss’s decision to wear one was to protest the way in which female athletes are often sexualised through their outfits.The team shared in a...
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