KT Tape announces the newest additions to its professional athlete roster: two-time Olympic Medalist April Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif), 2017 AVP Rookie of the Year Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif), and 2016 US Olympian Brooke Sweat (Estero, Fla).
All three beach volleyball players are US Olympic hopefuls for the 2020 games in Tokyo. Sweat is partnered with four-time Olympic medalist and fellow KT Tape athlete, Kerri Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif). Klineman and Ross are partners and are currently the top ranked US Women’s Beach Volleyball team.
In addition to the new athlete signings, KT Tape has announced its continued partnership with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), serving as the official kinesiology tape licensee of Team USA through the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the American Fork, Utah-based company shares in a media release.
As part of the license agreement, KT Tape will be available to all US athletes, coaches, and USOPC sports medicine staff at US Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers.
“KT Tape is proud to be a supporter of the USOPC and Team USA and we are thrilled to welcome April, Alix, and Brooke to our KT Tape Athlete Family,” says Greg Venner, CEO of KT Tape, in the release. “KT Tape is dedicated to helping athletes train longer and finish stronger. We look forward to seeing our athletes compete in the upcoming games this summer in Tokyo.”
KT Tape is a lightweight, elastic sports and fitness tape that offers muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support for various sports-related injuries. It is designed to withstand sweat, strain and can be worn in water or under body-hugging athletic apparel, while providing long-lasting relief, the release explains.
KT Tape’s athlete roster, which started with Walsh Jennings in 2008, has grown to include the following, according to the company:
- Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind – Cycling), eight-time UCI World Champion; 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist
- Molly Huddle (Elmira, NY – Track & Field), 27-time USA National Champion;
- Sara Hughes (Costa Mesa, Calif – Beach Volleyball), 2017 FIVB Top Rookie;
- Meb Keflezighi (San Diego – Track & Field, retired), 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2009 New York City Marathon and 2014 Boston Marathon winner;
- Rose Lavelle (Cincinnati – Soccer), US Soccer Women’s National Team Member and 2019 World Cup Winner,
- Oksana Masters (Louisville, Ky – Cycling and Biathlon), 2018 Paralympic Athlete of the Year and eight-time Paralympic Medalist
- Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, Calif – Triathlon), three-time ITU World Cup winner; top-ranked US triathlete
[Source(s): KT Tape, PR Newswire]