ANTA Sports Unveils the "Champion Dragon Outfit" and a Series of Competition Sports Equipment of the Chinese Sports Delegation to the Tokyo Olympics
Providing Chinese Olympic Athletes with Professional Technology for Their Ascension to the Victory Podium
Hong Kong, 25 June 2021 - ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020.HK) is pleased to announce that ANTA Sports has officially unveiled the "Champion Dragon Outfit" and a series of competition sports equipment for the Chinese Sports Delegation ("CSD") to the Tokyo Olympics in Beijing, including weightlifting, swimming, wrestling, boxing and gymnastics equipment. ANTA Sports has prepared Olympic sports equipment for 28 Chinese national teams, marking the eighth consecutive time that it has worked with the China Olympic Committee.
Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, attended the press conference and unveiled the award outfit for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to the CSD. Guests who attended the press conference included Xu Haifeng, the Head of General Administration of Sport of China, Olympic medalists Zou Shiming, Long Qingquan, Dong Dong, Zhao Shuai, celebrities Guan Xiaotong, Li Chen, Cheng Xiao, Tan Jianci, supermodels Zhao Lei, Wang Xinyu, and award-winning costume designer Timmy Yip. Medalist Zhao Shuai, who will compete at the upcoming Olympic games, tried on the "Champion Dragon Outfit" at the event. His praise for the "Champion Dragon Outfit" is a great encouragement to all Chinese athletes and the Company looks forward to many more Chinese athletes wearing the "Champion Dragon Outfit" on the Olympic podium in Tokyo.
Designed by renowned visual artist Timmy Yip, the "Champion Dragon Outfit" incorporates innovative Chinese elements with traditional cultural concepts and philosophy while taking the sportswear fit into account. In terms of the shoe design that the athletes will wear when receiving their medals, the design team took reference from "Five stars rise in the East", an unearthed Eastern Han cultural relic. Different patterns including Chinese cloud pattern, auspicious animals as well as the sun and moon are embroidered in a flying weave pattern to symbolize the hopes of the nation that China's Olympic athletes can achieve outstanding results at the Games. In terms of technology application, ANTA Sports incorporated Nitro Speed technology and Smart Sam technology to achieve a combination of good rebound and shock absorption.
Aside from the launch of the "Champion Dragon Outfit", the "Tsinghua University-ANTA Group Joint Research Center for Sports Fashion" ("Joint Research Center"), co-established by ANTA Sports and Tsinghua University, was also officially launched at the event. The "Joint Research Center" is committed to building a world-leading innovation platform for the sportswear industry, and will leverage on the resources of Tsinghua University's multi-faculty and interdisciplinary experience. The Joint Research Center will strive to achieve major breakthroughs in the future development of the industry in four aspects including materials, design, talents and industry research over the next five years, as well as to help Chinese sports brands drive growth and achieve global recognition via the integration of innovation in sports technology R&D and market transformation.
Wu Yonghua, Executive Director and CEO of the Performance Sports Brand Group said, "The boldly designed "Champion Dragon Outfit" is a combination of Chinese traditional culture, beauty and advanced technology, along with the blessings from 1.4 billion Chinese people to the Chinese Olympic athletes. The "Champion Dragon Outfit" for the Tokyo Olympics will be a symbol of glory when the CSD stands on the victory podium. It embodies Chinese people's deep sense of national identity and spirit, and we hope that with the support of ANTA's equipment, the Chinese Olympic delegation can overcome all obstacles and achieve glory at the Tokyo Olympics."
About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited, a leading sportswear company in China, was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007 (Stock code: 2020.HK). For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of branded sportswear including footwear, apparel and accessories to consumers. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE, and KOLON SPORT, and by setting up an investor consortium to successfully acquire Amer Sports Corporation in 2019, a Finnish sportswear group that has internationally-recognized brands including Salomon, Arc'teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Suunto, and Wilson. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets.
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