Meet Jim Davie, GK International Distributor for Australia, New Zealand, and the West Pacific

Jim Davie felt very fortunate in 2001 when he was first appointed the GK Distributor for Australia and New Zealand.  At that time, GK was not well known in the two countries because the market was dominated by domestic manufacturers.  Now, with the best product in the world and a lot of hard work, Jim is able to claim that GK is the dominant brand in these markets, and the first choice of the vast majority of gymnasts.

Born in Scotland and educated in Rhodesia, Jim began his career in the field of law, but soon shifted into the business sector. He went on to hold senior marketing positions and was the CEO of major engineering companies in Melbourne, Singapore, and London.

In 1991, Jim established Northpac International, with the goal to import Dancewear and Swimwear from the United States. 

Jim is married and his wife, Brenda, manages the Administrative and Customer Service areas at Northpac.  Together, they have two adult sons, both married, and have 2 grandchildren. Stuart and his family live in Sydney and Andrew and his family live in Houston, Texas.

Jim was recently appointed GK's Co-Coordinator for the West Pacific area, a challenge he relishes due to his history of working in Asia. 

If you are in Australia or New Zealand and need gymnastics leotards for women, mens gymnastics apparel, or gymnastics leotards for children, contact Jim at northpac@bigpond.net.au.

Outside of Australia or New Zealand?  GK has International Distributors all over the globe.  Click here to find yours!

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GK Outfits Level 10 Gymnasts for Women's Jr. Olympics

The country's best Level 10 gymnasts met and competed at the 2012 U.S. Women's Jr. Olympic National Championships at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia on May 11-12, 2012.  Just under the elite level, Level 10 is the highest level in the Jr. Olympics program.  Athletes from each of the eight USA Gymnastics regions came ready to compete.

Continuing a now ten-year tradition, GK supplied gymnastic apparel for the JO athletes including a long sleeve gymnastics leotard and a warm up.  GK representatives were on site in Virginia to hand out the apparel to the athletes.  The athletes were very excited to receive their GK box containing the weekend's wardrobe!

Each athlete received GK's Classic Jeweled Tank Leo Style 3599, from their region in Black Nylon/Spandex, White Sparkle, and one of eight beautiful Mystique fabric colors.  The tank leotard was embellished with their region number in silver sequinz.  For competition, GK supplied the athletes with a Classic Square Neck Long Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard Style 4804, made of Black/Nylon Spandex, coordinating Mystique fabrics, and embellished with Clear Crystals on the front chest.  GK also supplied warm ups for all of the athletes made of Black Stretch Woven, White Stretch Woven, and White Tech Mesh, with their region number on the front and the JO logo on the back of the warm up jacket. 

Connie Maloney, Women's JO Program Director, said, "The USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program has been so fortunate to have a special association with GK Elite Sportswear.  For so many years, GK has outfitted all of the competitors at JO nationals, giving each region its own beautiful colors to identify them.  Thank you, GK, for being such a loyal supporter of our athletes and for always giving us such high quality apparel and top-notch service." 

GK congratulates all of the winners at the Women's 2012 JO's.  Visit the USAG website for complete results and fantastic photographs of the athletes in action in GK gymnastics apparel.  

GK provides gymnastics apparel for all USAG Junior Olympic National Events including, women's, men's, rhythmic, tumbling & trampoline, and acro.  GK has contributed over $3 Million in products in support of hallmark programs like the Junior Olympics. GK is passionate in its support of the sport. This singular focus explains why GK outfits more national teams, more gold medalists and, of course, more gymnasts worldwide.

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GK Outfits Athletes for Men's Junior Olympics Championships

From May 7th through 12th, athletes from across the country descended on Cincinnati, Ohio for the P&G U.S. Men's Junior Olympic Championships at the Duke Energy Center.  This USA Gymnastics event features competition for regional teams, all-around, and individual apparatus.  The event culminates with the Level 9 and Level 10 Championships toward the end of the week long event.  The Junior Olympics are a qualifier for Level 10 gymnasts to advance to the Visa Championships - set this year for June 7-10 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

GK continued its charitable support of the Junior Olympic Men's Program with its donation of all of the gymnastics apparel for the competitors.  Each athlete received GK's Men's Gymnastics Competitive Shirt Style 1946 with a U back, strong color insets at shoulders with piping and bold back design, Men's Straight Leg Gymnastics Shorts Style 1817, and a GK Warm-Up in Black and Platinum DryTech.  Nine different colors were used to signify each region competing.

GK congratulates all of the winners at the Men's JO's 2012.  Visit the USAG website here for complete results and some great photographs of the athletes sporting GK men's gymnastics apparel

GK provides gymnastics apparel for all USAG Junior Olympic National Events including, women's, men's rhythmic, tumbling & trampoline, and acro.  Over the past ten years, GK has contributed over $3 Million in products in support of hallmark programs like the Junior Olympics. GK is passionate in its support of the sport. This singular focus explains why GK outfits more national teams, more gold medalists and, of course, more gymnasts worldwide.

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Gymnastic Legend - Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller is the most decorated gymnast in US Olympic history.  She is a gymnastic legend both individually and as a member of the US Women’s Gymnastics Team, fondly referred to as the “Magnificent Seven.”  Her Gold medal on the balance beam at the 1996 Olympic Games marked the first time in history for any American gymnast to capture that particular medal.  During those Games, Shannon led the US Women’s Team to successfully oust the Russian gymnastic dynasty and win Team Gold that year on their home soil of Atlanta, Georgia.  The US Women’s Gymnastics Team had never won Gold even at a World Championship – but that year – they accomplished what no team had been able to do before. 

Four years earlier, at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, Shannon’s tally of five medals was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport.  According to Shannon, “Representing my country on the Olympic stage was an honor, a privilege and one of the greatest moments of my life.”

Shannon has won a staggering 7 Olympic medals and 9 World Championship Medals, 59 International and 49 National competition medals, over half of which have been gold.  She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time Gymnasts and is the only female athlete inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice!  First, in 2006, as an individual athlete and again in 2008, as a member of the Magnificent Seven team.

It’s no surprise that when asked about the design inspiration for her 2012 Legends Collection Leotard for GK, Shannon chose a “modern take” on the 1996 Olympic team leotard.

US Olympic athletes are an inspiration when they don the red, white and blue and represent their country with grace under pressure, in heartbreak, and in success.  Shannon’s Legends Inspired Workout Leotard is the epitome of patriotism.

Her design is rich with Navy Mystique, Red Mystique, and Silver Mystique echoing Old Glory.  The Stars & Stripes motif is perfected with clear rhinestone star transfers over the right side of the front bodice and right shoulder.

Shannon’s gymnastics career and personal life since retiring are reminiscent of the American spirit.  Not long after she and her husband welcomed their adorable son, Rocco, (now 2 years old and currently enrolled in Mommy & Me gymnastics class!)  Shannon was diagnosed with a germ cell malignancy, a rare form of ovarian cancer.  Shannon is now cancer free and she has remained open and public about her diagnosis and treatment.  Shannon is a role model to women everywhere who want to start or continue a healthy lifestyle.  She continues to be an advocate for making health and fitness a priority.  Professionally, Shannon has continued her own brand of success as President of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health & Fitness for Women and Host of the Health & Wellness Channel's The Wish List with Shannon Miller, a national show where Shannon makes dreams come true for men, women and children facing life threatening medical conditions.  She also is the Host of the Shannon Miller Lifestyle Radio Show in partnership with St. Vincent's HealthCare discussing a variety of health and fitness issues.  She has authored several fitness and cook books and produced multiple fitness videos and a specially designed work out mat.  Shannon is a sought after professional speaker and health and fitness advocate.

Shop the GK Gymnastic Legends Special Edition Catalog here!

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Gymnastic Legend - Kim Zmeskal

Kim Zmeskal took center stage in the sport of women’s artistic gymnastics early on.  From a young age, she trained with the coaching dream team of Béla and Márta Károlyi, who had bought a gym in her Houston, Texas neighborhood.  There, she had the chance to observe and interact with her idol, Mary Lou Retton.

Kim later became famous in her own right when she became the first American woman to become All-Around World Champion in 1991.  Until then, the United States had yet to produce a gymnastics world champion, male or female, and 15 year old Kim made history.  This awesome feat established the United States as a gymnastics superpower and opened the door for future American gymnastics stars. 

Kim was the U.S. National Champion in the senior division three years in a row from 1990‑1992.  At the 1992 World Championships in Paris, Kim captured individual Gold on both Beam and Floor.  Later that same year, Kim was a member of the Bronze Medal winning Olympic Team in Barcelona, where she also achieved the highest optional score of any gymnast at the Games.   Kim spent the next few years after Barcelona touring and competing professionally.

Kim was ready to return to training so a move to Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy and a new coach in Mary Lee Tracy was next in preparation for the 2000 Olympics.  Unfortunately, a serious injury would dash her Olympic dreams.  Kim kept any pity at arm’s length saying, “It was all worth it.  I've been on top of the world and I've been on crutches learning to walk.  I've experienced success and heartache.  I've learned how to stay humble in good times and motivated in desperate times.” 

Kim’s inspiration for the design of her 2012 GK Legends Collection Leotard came from the logo design of the 1991 World Championships.  Kim said, “During that competition, I experienced the highest of highs with an amazing American audience cheering me and my teammates on all the way!  Winning the All-Around title and toppling the Romanians for a Team Silver are tremendous memories that have not faded one bit!  The color blue, besides being a favorite of mine, is synonymous with being the best, which is a constant, driving force in my life."

In 2001, Kim moved back home to Texas determined to open her own gym and move on to coaching.  Today, Kim and her husband, Coach Chris Burdette, continue her gymnastics legacy at their Texas Dreams Gymnastics facility and host the annual Texas Prime Meet.  The meet brings out riveting competition, but by far, the most anticipated event is the Legendz Classic.  Legendz is an energy-packed, 2-hour event that features three Olympic gymnasts as team captains for the top Level 9/10 elite gymnasts in the previous sessions. 

Out of the gym, Kim is a proud mom to three children, sons Ryder and Koda and daughter Riven Belle. Kim was inducted into the Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2001 and remains a sought after motivational speaker, sharing her memories, her perseverance, and her ambitions with the rest of the world.  Kim also serves as a Brevet womens gymnastics judge.

Shop the GK Gymnastic Legends Special Edition Catalog here!

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National Sales Reps Gather at GK Headquarters for Conference

GK's U.S. Gymnastics Sales Representatives descended upon GK headquarters in April 2012 for their annual sales meeting.  Sales Reps from all over the United States spent three agenda-packed days in Reading, Pennsylvania brainstorming and covering a variety of wide ranging topics.  The gymnastics representatives were very excited to get their hands on a hot-off-the-presses copy of the 2012-2013 Competitive Catalog!

The newest GK leotard designs were showcased for representatives from the women's and men's competitive leotard collection, in-stock leotards, and essentials collections.  The representatives also enjoyed the 2011 company recap and tour of the GK facility which is always a highlight no matter how many times you've experienced it. 

Finally, yearly sales awards were handed out along with years of service recognition awards.  One special award was bestowed on Ms. June Blackman, Sales Representative for Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, for her 20 years of stellar service with GK.  Congratulations June!

Check out the GK National Sales Team!  From left to right are Melanie Walker, Kylee Rogers, Laura Robezzoli, Kelli Doorley, June Blackman, Lisa Behm, Martha Bannon, Kiana Ross, Judith Cook, Lori Johnson, and Holly Thomas

Find your GK Gymnastics Sales Representative here!

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GK's Olympic Heritage Began in Barcelona

GK has been part of every Olympics since 1992!  For two decades, GK has provided competitive gymnastics leotards, workout wear, and warm ups for artistic gymnastic teams and trampoline teams from all over the world.  The GK Olympic Tradition began at the Barcelona Games. 

GK was awarded the National Team Contract and outfitted the U.S. Olympic Team in competitive apparel for the first time.  GK manufactured both the warm-up and competition apparel for the U.S. Men's and Women's Gymnastic Teams.  As a result, the GK brand appeared on national television.  Pictures of our Olympians wearing the GK logo appeared in national publications and on the cover of "TV Guide."

The whole company was very excited for the Olympics and televisions were set up in conference rooms so employees could watch the games live while taking a break.  Let's take a look back at Shannon Miller in this video montage from the 1992 Barcelona games.  Shannon looks beautiful in GK! 

Do you have a favorite GK Olympic moment from 1992?  Share it with us below!  Need a gymnastic leotard for your future Olympian?  Shop for gymnastics leotards, apparel, and warm ups here!

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Behind the Make It or Break It Leo: Time is of the Essence

Welcome to Behind the Leo - a weekly spotlight on the GK Gymnastics Apparel worn in each of this season's Make It or Break It episodes.

Tonight, Coach Mac makes no adjustment when transitioning from coaching men's gymnastics to women's, and as a result, his tactics prove ineffective with the girls. Meanwhile, Payson can't escape the lingering ramifications of her kiss with Sasha.

This week the spotlight is on Payson Keeler.

On tonight's episode of MIOBI, Payson will sport this beautiful GK Sporty Wrapped Tank Leo Style 3640, an asymmetrical tank leotard in electric turquoise mystique, silver mystique and navy mystique.

The dramatic and extreme weather of last year inspired the designer of this workout leotard.  Her thoughts of blowing winds, swirling snow squalls, and turning oceans are reflected in her creation.  The design lines wrap around the body like a tornado, a dramatic and stormy sky are reflected in the color choices, and crystals drift across the body like fresh falling snow.  This leotard was designed for the drama of the extreme gymnast!

Tune in for all the drama on Make It or Break It tonight on ABC Family at 9/8c. 

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GK Outfits and Sponsors 2nd Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational

The Kalon Ludvigson Invitational was held at the Utah Olympic Oval on March 17, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The event is in its second year of becoming an annual competition and this year's was the largest tumbling competition in Utah history with 543 athletes competing in 1,128 events!  Athletes came from Canada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. 

Kalon Ludvigson, a senior elite athlete who trains at Team Revolution in Pocatello, Idaho, hosted the event.  Kalon is the most decorated U.S. Athlete in Trampoline and Tumbling History.  He has won 19 World Cup and World Championship Medals and is the only American to hold a World Record for Degree of Difficulty in tumbling, which he has claimed twice, once in 2008 and again in 2011.  Kalon has garnered an international reputation with all of his success so far.

GK was honored to sponsor the Kalon Ludvigson Invitational and equally proud to design the Team Revolution custom gymnastics apparel for the men and woman athletes competing for Team Revolution.  Kalon Ludvigson said, "GK Elite Sportswear is always my number one choice for competition apparel. Nothing fits better, makes me feel stronger, or helps me to stand out like GK.  I feel so honored that GK wanted to be part of my event!" 

TR's eye-catching creation is a custom gymnastics leotard design created just for them!  The Neon Lime Nylon/Spandex and Black Mystique fabrics are a statement-making choice.  The women's leotard sparkles with Brilliance Crystals scattered all over the abstract flame design.  Revolution is spelled out on the left sleeve in Brilliance Crystals for even more sparkle! The men have coordinating shorts in Neon Lime Nylon.  You can't miss Team Revolution when they hit the competition floor!  Kainoa Park, a Team Revolution Junior Elite Athlete said, "GK leotards fit so comfortably.  That comfort paired with my coach's custom design make me feel so pretty when I am competing.  I feel like nothing can go wrong when you look so good!"

Are you loving Team Revolution's men's gymnastics and women's gymnastics leotards?  For something similar, check out GK's Asymmetrical Flame Long Sleeved Leotard 7479 and make it your own with any style, any fabric, and any color combination.  Check out all of GK's In Stock Men's Gymnastics Apparel here!

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GymTek on Display at GK Sponsored WOGA Classic 2012

The World Olympic Gymnastics Academy ("WOGA"), home to two back-to-back Olympic Gold medalists, Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson, hosted its annual WOGA Classic February 18-19, 2012 in Frisco, Texas.  The WOGA Classic has a long standing history as one of the largest gymnastics competitions, continually drawing top athletes from across the nation and the world.

GK was a proud sponsor of this year's Classic and additionally provided over 30 GymTek™ Coaches Shirts for staff at the event. WOGA Business Manager, Kathy Baker, said, "This year's WOGA Classic was the best ever! The GK GymTek™ shirts looked great on the event staff, and added a professional look to the event.  Staff members loved the fit and quality of these polos!" 

As first seen in our Spring 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog, GymTek™ coaches' apparel features the same performance fabrics and moisture-wicking properties as our GymTek™ gymnastics leotards.  GK provided Men's Loose Fit Polo Shirt Style L1035 for the WOGA staff as seen in the photos below. This GymTek™ shirt is 100% Poly piqué with athletic shoulder piping and is available in eight team colors.

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A Dynamic Look at the Dutch Men's Team Training in GK Gymnastics Apparel

The men's artistic gymnasts from O&O Top Artistic Gymnastics Zwijndrecht training facility, currently the top gym in the Netherlands, are featured in this dynamic video.  Their athletic power and undeniable talent provide a showcase for GK men's gymnastic apparel that is quite unique.  The energy and intensity of these hard working athletes is awe inspiring. 

One of the featured athletes, Anthony van Assche is currently the Dutch National Champion having already earned a spot on the Dutch National Team.  Melvin Ornek is currently No. 7 on the Dutch National Team and hoping to move up.  Also featured in the video is Frank Rijken, Axel Quist, Stefan Raats, Martijn Kuikman, and Frank Rijken, a current member of the Dutch National youth team. 

Sit back and enjoy this high impact look at the sport of men's gymnastics as seen through the artistic eye of one of the gymnasts, Martijn Kuikman, who created the video.

Do your athletes need training apparel? Shop for the styles seen in the video and all of your men's compression shirts, gymnastic pants, warm-ups, and other gymnastic apparel here.  If you need men's competitive gymnastics apparel, shop our Men's Special Order Competitive Collection here.

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Spring 2012 Essentials - GKids Gymnastics Leotards for Little Champions

Has your little champion outgrown their gymnastics leotard?  Have a new athlete just starting out and need gymnastics apparel?  GKids is for you!  Adorable! Fun! Comfy! Moms will love the cute styling and reasonable prices.  Kids will love how they feel with our super soft, no itch fabrics.  And the best part ... it fits like a GK!
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These three children's gymnastics leotards feature GK's cute Multi Heart Nylon/Spandex fabric, but in three different options.  GKids Scoop Heart Leotard E1851, a scoop back tank gymnastics leotard with cute top half heart design and GKids Heart Print Swirl Biketard E1853, a children's gymnastics biketard, both feature Blue Hawaii Nylon/Spandex.  GKids Heart Print Leotard with Bow E1852 is a gymnastics leotard featuring a scoop back with upper bow strap and Aqua Velvet trim.  All three are VALUE PRICED!
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GKids Polka Dot Biketard E1914, a scoop back biketard, GKids Sequinz Heart Leotard E1854, a tank gymnastics leotard featuring a turquoise hologram sequinz™ heart, and GKids Turquoise Polka Dot Leo E1855, a children's scoop back gymnastics leotard with a bit of clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS all feature a fun Turquoise Nylon/Spandex polka dot design, with Berry Nylon/Spandex and Black Velvet accents.  All three are VALUE PRICED!
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Don't forget the little men!  Boys Compression Shirt 1700M features flat seaming for comfort. Add your team name or logo in your choice of embroidery or imprinting.  Pair it with Boy's Long Competitive Gymnastics Shorts 1818M in Nylon/Spandex and he's ready to tumble.

Browse our 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog for all of the gymnasts in your life!

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GymTek Coaches Apparel from GK

As seen in our Spring 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog - GymTek™ for Coaches! GymTek™ coaches' apparel features the same performance fabrics and moisture-wicking properties as our GymTek™ gymnastics leotards.  GymTek™ for Coaches is available through April 30, 2012. 

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GymTek™ Women's V Neck Athletic Tee L1031 and GymTek™ Women's V Neck Side Panel Tee L1032 are available in sizes CM through A2XL.  Available in eight team colors and can be customized with your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz™, imprinting or embroidery.
 
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GymTek™ Men's Loose Fit Polo Shirt L1035
and GymTek™ Men's Crew Neck Side Panel Tee L1034 are available in sizes CM through A3XL.  Available in eight team colors.  Add your team name or log in your choice of imprinting or embroidery.

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Introducing GymTek - High Performance Gymnastics Leotards for the Serious Gymnast

GK is proud to introduce GymTek, the first technically designed high performance gymnastics workout leotard collection for the serious gymnast.  GymTek gymnastics leotards have state of the art technical features that make hours of practice more comfortable and more productive.

GK’s exclusive StretchTek compression fabric fits like a soft second skin and features the best technical properties available today in gymnastics apparel. StretchTek features moisture wicking properties to keep you cool and dry during workouts.   Our hi-tech manufacturing techniques eliminate the irritation of interior tags, while flatlock seams provide more comfort by eliminating seam abrasion.

Most importantly, GymTek Gymnastics Leotards are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry, so athletes can be sure that they have the exceptional fit that GK is known for.
  
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"GK's mission statement says that our goal is to be the athlete's first choice," said Kelly McKeown, GK's Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Design. "With this in mind, we have developed a collection of high performance gymnastics leotards which feature technical attributes that benefit serious athletes who train for many hours, nearly every day of the week. We are excited for the launch of GymTek and we know our customers will love the sporty look and hi-tech design!"

In addition to gymnastics workout leotards, the GymTek Collection also includes coordinating workout shorts and Coaches Shirts designed for men and women.  GymTek is available January 16, 2012 through April 30, 2012.

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GK Gymnastics Apparel Model, Kalon Ludvigson, named "Hunk of the Day"

Filed under "hottie" on the 93.1 Kiss FM website in El Paso, Texas, is Kalon Ludvigson, one of GK's most recognized men's gymnastics catalog models.  In addition to his "hunkiness," Kalon is also one of the top tumblers in the United States having won 10 national titles, 15 World Cup medals, and four World Championship medals.  After a change in the Code of Points, Kalon reset the world record in October 2011 for degree of difficulty in one pass with a 13.2.  Take a look at Kalon breaking the record...

In 2009, he became the first U.S. male tumbler in a decade to win a gold medal at a World Cup event, and in 2011 he repeated that feat.  He is also the the first male tumbler to win the FIG World Cup Series for tumbling.  Kalon recently told USA Gymnastics, that despite all of his success [he] has his eyes set on achieving even more.  "I want to be world champion," he said.  Outside of the gym, Kalon is pursuing a degree in pharmacy at Idaho State University. 

Well Kalon, it doesn't hurt to look good while achieving your dreams!  Good luck on reaching your goals and congrats on being named "Hunk of the Day! 

Be sure to look for Kalon at the U.S. Elite Challenge, March 29-April 1, 2012 and in our 2011 Men's Competitive Gymnastics Catalog

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GKids! Childrens Gymnastics Leotards for 2011-2012 Fall-Winter

GK's newest collection created especially for little gymnasts!  Adorable, fun, and comfy!  Moms will love the cute styling and reasonable prices.  Kids will love how they feel with our super soft, no itch fabrics.  And the best part ... it fits like a GK!


Value priced and available through February 1, 2012
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Children's Black Polka Leotard GK Style E1842.  Children's scoop back leotard with mid back ruffle strap in black polka nylon/spandex and blue Hawaii nylon/spandex.

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Children's Bow Biketard GK Style E1847 in leapin leopard nylon/spandex, berry nylon/spandex and black nylon/spandex.

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Children's Keyhole Leotard GK Style E1843 in leapin leopard nylon/spandex, berry nylon/spandex, and black velvet. Features clear jeweled accents.

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Appliqué GK Style E1846 upper-back keyhole leotard in lime nylon/spandex and black polka nylon/spandex with cute puppy dog appliqué.

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Children's Jeweled Paw Print Leo GK Style E1845 in blue Hawaii nylon/spandex and leapin leopard nylon/spandex.
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Children's Scoop Back Leotard GK Style E1844 in black polka, black nylon/spandex, and berry nylon/spandex.

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Solid Color Boy's Compression Shirt GK Style 1700M features flat seaming for comfort.
  Shown here with Boy's Long Competitive Gymnastics Shorts GK Style 1818M in nylon/spandex. Long straight cut style features drawstring waist and 5 inch inseam.


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2011 Holiday Workout Essentials for Kids!

GK's leotard collection created especially for little gymnasts!  Adorable, fun, and comfy!  Moms will love the cute styling and reasonable prices.  Kids will love how they feel with our super soft, no itch fabrics.  And the best part ... it fits like a GK!


Value priced and available through January 31, 2012
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Children's Gymnastics Pink Fiesta Leotard GK Style E1836 with scoop back in pink fiesta poly/spandex, black nylon/spandex, and lime velvet binding.


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Children's Gymnastics V-Strap Biketard GK Style E1838 in blue Hawaii nylon/spandex, black nylon/spandex and zany zebra with cute penguin appliqué.

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Children's Gymnastics Cherry Lime Leotard GK Style E1837 in pink fiesta poly/spandex, lime nylon/spandex, and black velvet with cute cherry appliqué.

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Children's Gymnastics Red Velvet Leotard GK Style E1840 with v-back and straps with black iced velvet trim and shining jeweled star.

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Boy's Gymnastic Apparel.  Gymnastics Comp Shirt GK Style 1700M features flat seaming for comfort. Shown here with Boy's Gymnastic Comp Shorts GK Style 1818M in nylon/spandex.


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Children's Gymnastics Leotard with Key Hole GK Style E1839 in berry nylon/spandex, snowflake velvet and cute sequined butterfly appliqué.

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Children's Gymnastics Zebra Scoop Leotard GK Style E1841 in zany zebra nylon/spandex, berry nylon/spandex and aqua velvet.

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A Closer Look at the GK Styles on Display at the 2011 Visa Championships - Shawn Johnson

2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson from Chow's Gymnastics made a magnificent comeback at the 2011 Visa Championships proving she's still got it.  Shawn placed 4th on beam and 6th on bars.  Shawn's GK Leotard from finals was one of our favorite GK Custom Made Leotards.  


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If you love Shawn's custom leo, take a look at GK Style 4860 Sporty Competitive Leotard.  Visit the GK Design Studio and choose any fabric and any color combination to design a GK Competitive Gymnastics Leotard for your very own custom look.  Be classic and fantastic with infinite choices in jewels, embroidery, sequinz or imprinting. 

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US Brings Home 7 Medals at The 2011 World Championship

For only the third time in history the US team brought home 7 medals, 4 of which were gold during the World Championship in Tokyo, Japan.  The US women's team, which brought home the team gold, consisted of top gymnasts Sabrina Vega, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, and Anna Li.  The men's team, who won the bronze team medal, included Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton, Steven Legendre, Danell Leyva, Alexander Naddour, John Orozco, and Chris Brooks.


The US teams were wearing adidas gymnastic leotards and apparel during the competition, giving them all form all focus to bring home the 7 medals.
  
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The women's team was able to pull through strong after losing strong gymnast, Alicia Sacramone due to an injury making her unable to compete.  The women's all around gold medal went to Jordyn Wieber, after making a strong come back from an error on bars, where she placed 4th.  Wieber also placed 3rd on Beam, and 6th on floor exercise. Wieber is only the 6th US woman to claim the all-around gold medal.

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Vaulting into gold was the talented McKayla Maroney with her solid performance, making it a third straight US win for the vault title.

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Alexandra Raisman also received a bronze medal on floor excercise placing 3rd and also placed 4th on beam.

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Gabrielle Douglas also competed on the uneven bars in the finals with Wieber and placed 5th.

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Looking at the men's team there were some very strong competitors including  Danell Leyva who received Gold on the parallel bars helping the US men's team finish second.

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The men's floor excercise had the highest US score from Steven Legendre finishing fifth in the final and Jake Dalton placing 8th. 

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Jonathan Horton placed 7th in the still rings final and John Orozco placed 8th on horizontal bars. 

This years World Championship made history with the women't team bringing home the gold.  It was a display of talent and skill and in the end the US teams prevalied on top and have secured spots to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
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