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Did You Know The Cost Of Uniforms Worn By USA Olympic Gymnasts?
The U.S. women's gymnastics team dominated the competition in Rio Olympic this year. With their slick flips and their sparkly leotards, they were able to grab everyone's attention. But have you ever wondered what is the cost of leotards worn by Olympic gymnasts? As it turns out, the leotards worn by the U.S. athletes at the Olympics cost more than what you might spend on your wedding dress.
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According to the TIME, Team USA gymnasts at the 2016 Olympics wore the most expensive dress.
The worth of each dress of team USA athletes was up to $1200.
The cost was high because the uniform had as many as 5000 Swarovski crystal in it.
It took two years to design a uniform, and each one was custom-made for the gymnast.
It used a process which needs three fittings.
However, the athletes don't pay for their uniforms.
It is the USA Gymnastics, the national governing board who pays for the cost of the dress.
You can get the replica version of the same dress at for $59.99 or $79.99 from GK Elite.
Swarovski crystal was added in the
uniform to make the girls stand out of the crowd in the huge stadium.
However, the company used a machine with robotic hands to sew the Swarovski diamond much faster than human.
These uniforms fetch money which is much more than the cost price in an open market.
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