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Aussies to look their best for Rio test

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Australia’s Olympians have given the thumbs up to their state-of-the-art competition uniforms for the Rio Games.

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The broad range of outfits – featuring CLIMACHILL technology to counter the brutal Brazilian summer heat and cooler evening conditions – were unveiled in front of Sydney Harbour today.

The Adidas-designed uniforms will ensure athletes across all the sports will not only be comfortable in the iconic green and gold but also able to perform to their optimum.

“We’ll take whatever advantage we can get,” said basketballer Adam Gibson.

Australian Olympic women's and men's basketball players Stephanie Talbot (left) and Adam Gibson wear the Australian Olympic team competition uniform during the uniform unveiling in Sydney, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games gets underway on August 5. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

Australian Olympic basketball players Stephanie Talbot and Adam Gibson. Photo: Dean Lewins, AAP.

Set for her third Olympics, sprint queen Sally Pearson described the uniforms as “probably the best yet for look and comfort”.

“When I first saw it, I thought `wow, that’s so amazing’. I can’t wait to actually wear it in competition to see how it moves on me when I’m getting over those hurdles.”

Pearson said it was important to look and feel good at the starting blocks.

“I’m a bit of a girly girl too so I really like to look my best on the track,” she said.

“I mean, you’re going to have a million bloody people looking at you from the stands and have all the cameras in your face; you don’t want to look ratty.”

-AAP

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