Crystal specialist Swarovski has played a key role in the creation of the kit for Team USA’s gymnasts, including Simone Biles, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this year.

The manufacturer and jewellery brand has adorned the leotards of Team USA’s gymnasts with thousands of its crystals.

The kit was designed in partnership with GK Elite Sportswear which shared images of the different designs on its Twitter page.


The first leotard in red, white and blue below (modeled by Simone Biles) is covered with more than 7,600 crystals made by Swarovski, GK Elite revealed.

The other kits contain between 3,468 and 6,400 crystals, and come in colours such as black and rose gold, lavender and a deep blue.

Replicas of each leotard are available to purchase from GK Elite’s website.

Team USA’s gymnastics team has been at the centre of much discussion this week as Simone Biles pulled out of tomorrow’s (Thursday, 29 July) all-around women’s final.

She has since cited her mental health as the reason for her withdrawal from competition. Biles can be seen wearing the red, white and blue design in the first of the above Tweets.