[Photo: Getty/Quinn Rooney Image: Georgia Burgoyne for Yahoo Style UK] Simone Biles’ quest for a record five golds may have just been halted by a bronze in the balance beam final. She was seeking to become the first gymnast to win five gold medals at a single Olympics, a heavy workload which seems like a super human feat. A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 16, 2016 at 5:28am PDT But every time Simone dominates the headlines, along with the rest of the USA gymnastics team, I’m reminded of how rad leotards are. Ok, Gymnasts may be accustomed to glittery, luminescent, Swarovski-studded numbers which probably aren’t suitable for a trip down the shops.
The Olympics are in full swing, and while we’re enjoying the extraordinary athleticism, we’re also fashion people — you know we’re looking at the uniforms. And depending on the sport, some athletes wear more clothing than others, which makes sense — clothing, or the lack thereof, is all about making athletes more functional and efficient. Above, click through to see how much — or little — clothing female athletes have to wear to perform at their best. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day.