The company, based in American Fork, Utah, has also signed three US Olympic divers to its roster of athletes: Olympic Silver Medalist Steele Johnson; 10-time national champion Kassidy Cook; and World Championship Bronze Medalist Katrina Young, according to a news release.
“We are thrilled to have KT Tape as our partner to support our High Performance Squad and the entire USA Diving community. Our athletes train extremely hard and having the ability to work hand-in-hand with KT Tape to maximize their recovery, support their journey and help them to perform at their highest level is invaluable.”
— Lee Michaud, president of USA Diving
USA Diving is a not-for-profit organization that selects, conditions and trains teams to represent the United States in major diving events including the Olympic Games, World Championships, FINA Diving World Cup and the USA Diving National Championships. KT Tape products designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support will be made available to USA Diving athletes at their competitions and stocked in their team medical kits, per the release.
New Additions to Athlete Roster
Steele Johnson: Johnson, a native of Carmel, Indiana, earned a silver medal in the synchronized 10-meter in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and 13th in individual 10-meter. His career highlights include three World Championships and diving as a four-time World Cup team member and a 2019 Pan American Games team member.
“I’m very excited to partner with KT Tape as I continue to pursue my goal of competing in my second Olympic Games. KT Tape has been a major help in my training and competing over the years as I have battled multiple injuries. I’m feeling strong going into 2021 and KT Tape is helping me stay strong through my training!”
Kassidy Cook: Hailing from The Woodlands, Texas, Cook is looking forward to her second Olympic Games after placing 13th in the 3-meter individual in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A 10-time national champion and two-time Junior World Champion, her career also includes World Championship and World Cup experience.
Katrina Young: Young, who placed 13th in the individual 10-meter in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is a Shoreline, Washington native. She earned bronze in the 2019 World Championship for both the synchronized 10-meter and mixed team events.
“KT Tape is proud to support USA Diving in continuing to be the gold standard for divers. We’re thrilled to partner with Steele, Kassidy and Katrina as these outstanding athletes train for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.”
— Greg Venner, CEO of KT Tape
[Source(s): KT Tape, PR Newswire]