Richards Ross Trains With Technogym Equipment for Rio 2016
New York, NY – March 10, 2016 - Technogym (www.technogym.com), a worldwide leader in the fitness and wellness industry, today announced that 5-time Olympic medalist and noted American track and field athlete Sanya Richards Ross, will be the newest brand ambassador for Technogym leading up to Rio 2016.
Long-ranked as one of the fastest women to run the 400 meters, Sanya Richards Ross is a world-class track and field athlete and sprinter from Austin, TX. The first American woman to do so in 28 years, and only the second in history, Richards Ross became an Olympic champion in the 400 meters at the 2012 Games in London by overtaking the competition in the last 50 meters of the race. Anchoring the 4x400 meter relay team to Gold for the third consecutive time, Richards-Ross is currently tied as one of the most decorated female track and field Olympians of all time with a rich legacy at the Olympic Games.
Champions train with Technogym, and Richards Ross is no exception! On her journey to Rio this year, Richards Ross will train on key Technogym equipment lines that focus on strength, stamina and agility training, including the new SKILLMILL, launched today.
“We are very pleased to welcome Olympian Sanya Richards Ross to the Technogym team,” said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym. “Sanya is known for her explosive athletic ability and her unwavering dedication to the highest levels of sport performance. As Technogym supports its sixth Olympic Games as an official supplier, we are honored to help Sanya in her journey to do her personal best at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”
Technogym is the Official Supplier for Rio 2016, and will provide a full range of equipment for the main training center at the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca, open to all athletes taking part in the Games, and will equip 15 centers and warm-up areas specifically designed for the different disciplines at the competition venues. More than 1,000 pieces of equipment will be installed, and access to the company’s mywellness® cloud digital platform will enable athletes to connect and customize their training programs on Technogym equipment or from their mobile devices. Technogym will also provide a team of 50 athletic trainers to support the athletes while they are in Rio.
Technogym also has a long-standing history with the Olympic Games, having trained top athletes across the world in their quest to achieve the highest level of sports performance and fitness. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, Turin in 2006, Beijing in 2008, and London in 2012.