Shawn Johnson Signs with GK Elite Sportswear

8.31.07

GK Elite, the most recognized manufacturer of gymnastics apparel in the world, announces an athlete representation agreement with fifteen-year old American gymnast Shawn Johnson.

This agreement is designed to help Johnson develop her talent as she grows to become one of the most prominent female American gymnasts on the scene today.

Fresh off major victories at the Visa Championships, August 15-18, 2007, in San Jose, CA and the Pan American games in July 13-19, 2007, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Shawn returned back in the gym, Chow’s Gymnastics in West Des Moines, Iowa – where Shawn has trained since the tender age of three.

In addition to being named to be on the US National Women’s senior team for 2007-08, she was also selected to compete at the 2007 World Gymnastics Championship, September 1-9, 2007, in Stuttgart, Germany.

“GK has been outfitting top athletes since 1989,” said GK Elite President and founder Sallie Weaver. “Shawn is certainly one of the most recognized and most promising athletes in U.S. Women’s gymnastics this year. She brings with her a youthful spirit and a winning attitude.”

“Endorsing GK is a dream come true,” said 2007 National All Around Champion, Shawn Johnson. “I have always chosen to compete in GK. The fit of the apparel is so important to my performance and wearing GK gives me one less thing to be concerned about. I thought that it was especially neat that they actually let me design the leotard that I wanted to wear to Championships using their custom design services! I am so proud to endorse a company who truly cares about the athletes and caters to what they want.”

For over 25 years GK has outfitted many of the World’s top athletes in apparel featuring superior styling and quality. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Elite Sportswear, L.P., the company behind the GK brand, continues its commitment to American-made quality and continuous innovation in designs for Gymnastics, Figure Skating, Cheerleading, Dance, and Track and Field apparel.