Alfa Factor signs two-year deal with Jamaica Gymnastics

By May 22, 2019
Members of Jamaica's Junior Development gymnastics team wearing their leotards provided by Alfa Factor. Members of Jamaica's Junior Development gymnastics team wearing their leotards provided by Alfa Factor.

Jamaica’s gymnastics association has signed a deal with an American apparel manufacturer Alfa Factor that will see the company provide Jamaican gymnasts with gear and cash over a period of two years.

President of Jamaica’s gymnastics association, Nicole Grant made the announcement during a press briefing at the headquarters of the Jamaica Olympics Association (JOA) in Kingston on Sunday, May 19.

The deal signed on April 14, sees Alfa Factor providing gear to Jamaica to outfit the national seniors – male and female, the junior elite national team as well as a significant discount on gear for the Future Development team. Alfa Factor will also provide the Jamaica Gymnastics Association soon to be renamed the National Gymnastics Federation, with US$10,000 as support for teams travelling to competitions.

Alfa Factor also provides gear for several national teams for the Olympics like the USA, Canada, Japan, Norway, Venezuela, Russia and Wales. They also supply a number of US collegiate teams.

Tighe King, Founder and President of Perform Group LLC of York, Pennsylvania, owners of the Alfa Factor brand, said his company was honoured to be in partnership with Jamaica.

“Over the past 40 years we have adopted some of the greatest gymnasts in the Olympics ever and we are very proud for our team to join your effort. In any sport, it is all about consistency, discipline. It is all about perseverance. It is about all those things that allow us ultimately to achieve our goals,” King said.

“I know your athletes are very committed and very dedicated to doing the best job they possibly can and we are proud to have this opportunity to be part of that.

“If you feel like you look good you will probably perform better.”

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • Biles reigns supreme in Stuttgart to set World Championships record Biles reigns supreme in Stuttgart to set World Championships record

    Simone Biles moved onto 25 medals at the World Championships on Sunday, making her the most decorated gymnast in the competition's history.

    Having surpassed Vitaly Scherbo's record haul of 23 World Championship medals with gold on the balance beam in Stuttgart, the 22-year-old bettered her own record later in the day.

    A fifth gold of this year's edition of the competition followed - Biles producing a superb 15.133 to overcome teenager Sunisa Lee and triumph in the floor final.

    Biles won four gold medals and one bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with Sunday's victories taking her onto 30 medals in the World Championships and Olympics combined.

    Her tally is four short of Scherbo's total, with the 2020 Tokyo games set to be Biles' last appearance at an Olympics.

  • Simone Biles wins 23rd World Championship medal to tie Scherbo record Simone Biles wins 23rd World Championship medal to tie Scherbo record

    Simone Biles won a 23rd career World Artistic Gymnastics Championship medal by claiming gold in the vault to tie the overall record with Vitaly Scherbo.

    The American's flawless display in Stuttgart, which earned a score of 15.399, clinched a 17th world gold, with compatriot Jade Carey a distant second with 14.883.

    It means Biles levels the benchmark for any gymnast, male or female, set by Scherbo and comes just two days after she became the first woman to win five all-around world titles.

    Biles had the opportunity to take the record outright in the uneven bars final but could only place fifth in an event won by Derwael Nina.

    However, the 22-year-old will have two more opportunities on Sunday when the balance beam and floor exercise finals take place, events in which she is favourite to triumph.

  • Simone Biles becomes first woman to win five all-around world titles Simone Biles becomes first woman to win five all-around world titles

    Simone Biles made history yet again on Thursday, becoming the first woman to win five all-around titles at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.

    Biles is the only woman with more than three such crowns and now boasts 22 career medals at the competition, just one shy of male star Vitaly Scherbo's overall record.

    The 22-year-old's latest feat came as she scored 58.999 points after delivering four clean routines to finish 2.1 points ahead of China's Tang Xijing.

    The win marked Biles' largest margin of victory at a World Championships all-around event, giving the United States seventh win in a row in the women's all-around to match the old Soviet Union's record streak.

    The five-time Olympic champion is set to compete in all four event finals this weekend - the vault and bars, followed by the beam and floor - giving her the opportunity to surpass Scherbo.

    Speaking on Wednesday, Biles told the Washington Post: "Every year it feels better and better just because we're adding to the legacy.

    "I feel like I never think of records. I just go out there and do what I came to do, which is compete for the country."

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.