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German Olympic gymnasts 'combat sport's sexualisation' by wearing full-length unitards

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German Olympic gymnasts 'combat sport's sexualisation' by wearing full-length unitards

The German women's Olympic gymnastic team have sported full-length unitards instead of traditional leotards at the Tokyo game's in a move towards “combatting the sexualisation” in the sport.

Elisabeth Seitz, who competed in both the London and Rio games, said: “We wanted to show that every woman, everybody, should decide what to wear."

Germany's team forewent the traditional bikini-cut leotards - which have been worn by female gymnasts since the 1970s - and opted to compete in long-legged, purple and black unitards.

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