Via Press Release from GK:
READING, Pennsylvania (November 23, 2015) – GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., the world’s leading supplier of gymnastics apparel, is pleased to announce that Simone Biles will join their list of official endorsed athletes.
At just 18 years old, Simone made history at the 2015 World Championships breaking the women’s world record when she earned her tenth world gold medal. She is now the most decorated female gymnast in World Championship history, with a total of fourteen medals. Simone is also the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around gymnastics titles. Her career began when she was just six years old, and she currently trains at World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas under head coach and mentor Aimee Boorman.
“I am so excited to become a part of the GK family,” said Biles. “I’ve always loved training and competing in GK leotards. It’s amazing to be able to represent a brand that I’ve worn throughout my gymnastics career.”
Kelly McKeown, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations & Design at GK remarked, “We are extremely proud to announce our new partnership with Simone. She is a brilliant gymnast and a positive role model for gymnastics. Simone’s sparkling personality and passion for the sport makes her a great brand ambassador for GK. We look forward to an exciting road ahead!”
Simone was recently nominated for Female Olympic Athlete of the Year in Team USA’s Best of the Year awards and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year. The voting for Team USA ended Friday, November 20 and will end for the SI nomination on December 12.
This is the latest in a line of endorsements for Biles, earlier this month she announced that she had signed up to represent Nike.