We are excited to congratulate Epke Zonderland from the Netherlands who was recently named Dutch Sportsman of the Year! He won the high bar title at the World 2013 Championship Artistic Gymnastics in Antwerp, Belgium where we had a temporary GK store set up with some of our hottest styles in gymnastics apparel.
It is now the fourth time in five years that 2013 World Horizontal Bar champion Epke Zonderland has been named Sportsman of the Year in the Netherlands. He has so much going for him at 27 years old, a current medical student and now being named his country's top athlete. The very first time Zonderland won the Dutch Sportsman of the Year title was in 2009, the same year he earned the silver medal on the Horizontal Bar at the World Championships. He then went on to take silver at the World Championships the very next year in 2010 and the European title in 2011. Zonderland's biggest moment was when he won the 2012 Olympic gold medal on the Horizontal Bar. His risky routine earned him his infamous nickname, "The Flying Dutchman." He became the first Dutch male gymnast to win an Olympic medal in London at that time.
We are especially excited that Epke is proud to wear our gymnastics apparel for his workouts and competitions. Shown on the right is a sketch of Zonderland's GK gymnastics competitive apparel. Our special order Edgy Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1960 is a Black Nylon/Spandex deep V neck men's shirt with a stand-out symmetrical back design in Orange Nylon/Spandex and Black Tech Mesh. On the back of the garment is a custom embroidered Netherland Flag in White, Black, Red, and Turquoise thread and custom Lotto Logo in Yellow, White, Silver, Black, and Gold Glimmer thread. Epke is wearing a pair of matching Orange Nylon/Spandex special order Men's Gymnastics Competition Pants 1846M which feature a comfortable, yet secure, waistband and foot stirrups.
Congratulations to Epke, from all of us here at GK!
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