Three members of the medal winning 2011 World Championships Team – Jonathan Horton of Houston, Texas, McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif., and Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass. – are on the athlete roster for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, an official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams for London 2012. The gymnasts will serve as Ralph Lauren brand ambassadors leading up to and throughout the Games.
Building on the success of the company’s involvement in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Ralph Lauren will design the official Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony parade uniforms for Team USA, as well as a unique collection of village wear apparel and accessories.
"The Olympic Games are the greatest sporting event in the world and we are incredibly honored to partner with this esteemed group of athletes," said David Lauren, Executive Vice President of Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Communications. "They embody the true spirit of American sportsmanship and we are proud to have them wear our product as they represent Team USA."
To celebrate London 2012, Ralph Lauren will partner with a world-class roster of athletes from a variety of Olympic and Paralympic sports. In addition to the Horton, Maroney and Raisman, other athletes include:
Henry Cejudo, wrestling
Bryan Clay, track & field: decathlon
Jennifer Kessy, beach volleyball
Giuseppe Lanzone, rowing
Ryan Lochte, swimming
Jessica Long, Paralympic swimming
Heather Mitts, soccer
April Ross, beach volleyball
Matt Scott, Paralympic basketball
Rebecca Soni, swimming