INDIANAPOLIS, March 9, 2016 – KT Tape, the leading producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products, and USA Gymnastics announced today that KT Tape is the official fitness tape of USA Gymnastics and the U.S. National Gymnastics Team.
KT Tape will provide product to USA Gymnastics for national team camps, premier events and coaches. They will also provide training for medical staff, coaches and athletes to educate them on KT Tape products and proper techniques for taping and injury prevention. KT Tape plans to support USA Gymnastics at events, including the P&G Championships and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
“KT Tape is an ideal partner for USA Gymnastics and will benefit athletes on all levels of our sport,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “We believe providing the fitness tape and KT educational opportunities at the USA Gymnastics National Congress and other sites, will help our coaches and athletes have a solid understanding of how to use this tape to their advantage.”
An elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support, KT Tape is also the official kinesiology tape of USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling, as well as the official kinesiology tape licensee of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Providing lightweight, external support that helps athletes remain active without restriction, and KT Tape will allow USA gymnasts to train longer and finish stronger in their pursuit for the medals podium.
“As Team USA gymnasts prepare for Rio, we want to provide them with the right equipment to ensure they are able to train and perform at the highest level,” said Greg Venner, chief executive officer of KT Health. “Gymnasts need added support as they compete across many different disciplines, but they also need something that doesn’t hinder their mobility. KT Tape provides just that, enabling athletes to train, tumble and vault comfortably and pursue high scores and clean execution, regardless of minor injuries, aches and pains.”
About KT Tape
KT Health (dba KT Tape), based in Lindon, Utah, is the category leader in sports medicine taping products — providing pain relief solutions and support for hundreds of common sports-related injuries. Used by professional athletes, Olympians and every day athletes, KT Tape products have been adopted in nearly every sport. Following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, KT Tape experienced accelerated growth as its products became widely available in retail channels. Currently, KT Tape products are sold in over 35,000 retail locations in the U.S. and 40 countries worldwide. KT Tape’s broad distribution covers sporting goods, food, drug and mass retail channels, as well as clinicians, online retailers and the company’s own e-commerce site, KTTape.com. KT Tape empowers consumers with a wealth of educational resources, including a vast library of online videos and on-site demonstrations at more than 150 athletic events each year. KT Tape’s official athlete endorsements of Olympic gold medalist in basketball, James Harden, and international beach volleyball star and three-time Olympic gold-medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings continue to create visible awareness for the brand. With new innovations and an expanding product line, KT Tape continues to strengthen its global presence. For more information, visit KTTape.com.