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Sharing leotards??? (karma: 2)
By Alina17member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Apr 19, 2003 09:32 AM

I created this collage to show how russian gymnasts share their leotards. What do you think about it?

Gymnasts(left => right):

1. Irina Tchatchina, Olga Belova, Dinara Gimatova / Yana Batyrchina, Olga Belova

2. Alina Kabaeva, Irina Tchatchina / Irina Tchatchina, Zarina Gizikova

3. Alina Kabaeva, Liasan Utiacheva / Irina Tchatchina, Zarina Gizikova

4. Yulia Barsukova, Alina Kabaeva, Olga Belova / Alina Kabaeva, Liasan Utiacheva

5. Alina Kabaeva, Olga Kapranova, Zarina Gizikova / Alina Kabaeva, Liasan Utiacheva

6. Vera Sessina, Liasan Utiacheva, Dinara Gimatova / Alina Kabaeva, Yulia Barsukova

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By dance_is_life_99member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Apr 19, 2003 11:51 PM
Wow u sure put a lot of effort into that! i think it's really good that they share their leotards cause that way they can all save money. i think its kinda cute!
Cynthia
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By gymnast
On Mon Apr 21, 2003 05:14 AM
i think maybe some of them took the design or something like that...
leos
By rsgsweetie
On Mon Apr 21, 2003 03:36 PM
they probably took the same design but made it in different sizes for the different gymnasts.
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By rg_sweetie
On Mon Apr 21, 2003 07:19 PM
I don't think they share the same leotard. There may be a numeber of leotards designed and the gymnasts chose what they liked. You know, gymnasts have different boby figure, height... and so on.
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By Alina17member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Apr 22, 2003 01:42 PM
I don't know.. But it's really strage to see elite gymnast wearing leotards looking as the same one in top competitions. :)
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By cnnrsg
On Tue Apr 22, 2003 07:22 PM
sharing leotards is mostly done on the russian team, and all the pictures you posted are gymnasts from the russian team, they do that a lot because it is a lot of hard work to make just one leotard, a lot of detail goes into it. they do share the same exact leotard, the material is strechty, and most of the gymnasts are the same size anyways and it forms to their bodies because of the material.
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By huilinglee
On Tue Apr 22, 2003 07:41 PM
I think it is possible to share leotards especially among russian gymnast because they are so close with each other and it makes sense as they each get a different design so that they all have something different to share. So alina17 is right, I think they do share leotards
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By Alina17member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Apr 23, 2003 08:13 AM
Thanks cnnrsg, I wasn't sure :)
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By yuliag
On Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:04 PM
It also seems that some of the leotards were designed by one person.
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By wetnoodle
On Fri Apr 25, 2003 09:03 AM
yes, yuliag, i noticed that too :) their leotards are mostly really bright and colourful and flowery. too much for my taste...i prefer more elegant leotards with less clashing colours and huge flowery designs. but too plain isn't good as well. anyway, I'm sure they share leotards, because we do to! :) It saves loads of money, considering the hefty price of one leotard...it's so expensive! And they're all so skinny anyway so it won't be that hard to share :D
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By TwirlerGrl247
On Fri Apr 25, 2003 06:33 PM
how much do those costumes usually cost? I know twirling costumes getting very expensive and these costumes look like the cost a good amount of money!
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By huilinglee
On Wed Apr 30, 2003 01:12 AM
i don't think they have to pay a single cent for those leotards because each time they go for a national competition or an international the government or the club will sponser for their leotards. so you see, it's not saving their money but the government. But this is good which means they have more designs to choose from since each of them have different leotards.

in my country, the government sponsers their leotards both nationally and internationally. If it is national, they'll sponser bout 1/2 the price. :)
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By dancer_166
On Sat May 03, 2003 02:05 AM
i think sharing leotards is okay as long as they are washed and steralized after each use
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By DancePrincess827member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat May 03, 2003 08:35 PM
That's cool. How the heck did you find all those photos and put them all together knowing they were the same? Great work! That's cool, I did't know they shared leotards but I guess it's a good idea considering they are prolly so expensive.
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By Alegriamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 04, 2003 01:44 AM
I guess they share because leo's are soooo expensive. It must take ages to make them :)

I like the collage Alina :)


Geri
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By SesameSt79
On Mon May 05, 2003 12:40 PM
I'm not sure if sharing is the right word. I personally wouldn't want someone to wear the costume I just took off to compete against me. But, in the baton twirling world, almost all of us sell our costumes once they are outgrown or we have new ones made or are moving up a level and want something more mature. It's actually quite an fun thing. Most of the beginner students love to buy the elite athletes costumes when they get new ones... they remember seeing them on twirlers they think are truely amazing and can't wait to put on something they owned. Much like an older sisters hand me downs. She is so much cooler that wearing her clothes will make you as cool as she is.

Just this weekend I had a student win her first solo. She was wearing Jackie Mellington's costume that Jackie won one of her first titles in many years ago. She swore to me all the way home the costume must have rubbed off on her.

How would you sterilize a costume?
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By gudrun
On Mon May 12, 2003 03:15 PM
How can you wash those elaborate leotards with lots of glitter, mesh and bright colours without ruining them?
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By gudrun
On Mon May 12, 2003 03:37 PM
Edited by gudrun (59878) on 2003-05-12 15:42:58 double message
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By TwirlerGrl247
On Fri May 23, 2003 02:52 PM
I also think sharing Leotards is a great idea just as long as u know the girl your getting it from and there clean!
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By Aspire
On Sun May 25, 2003 10:57 AM
I think that's a great idea. Save money.
re: Sharing leotards??? (karma: 1)
By RSGchic4life
On Sat Jun 07, 2003 08:03 AM
Edited by RSGchic4life (26828) on 2003-06-07 08:04:11
This is an excerpt from an interview with Lyasan Utiacheva, a member of the Russian team.


Interviewer: All gymnasts are constantly changing their outfits in which they perform. Do you have a favorite leotard?

Lyasan: We really do change them quite often. Viner orders these leotards from abroad and gives them out to us. We give the old ones to the younger athletes.


So, yes, judging from that interview, they definitely must share leos. And just for reference, Irina Viner is the Russian head coach.
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By Alina17member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Jun 07, 2003 04:53 PM
RSGchic4life, that's a great post! Very informative, I gave you karma.
Thanks very much :)
Alina
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By rg_sweetie
On Wed Jul 09, 2003 01:05 AM
Hi Alina17! Do you remember me? I'm the web-mistress of Beyond Beauty and Truly Rhythmic. Can I use the above pic that was made by you in my web? I'll put your name there.
Thanks in advance! :D
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By FlippinCrazy
On Thu Jul 17, 2003 08:47 AM
wow thatz pretty kool.
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