Jamie Reidy bursts with excitement over female volleyballers’ decision to continue playing in bikinis.
(Note: On March 31st, TresSugar commented on the International Volleyball Federation’s decision to allow female players to wear less skimpy uniforms.)
USA Today reports that top American players see no reason to change.
They won’t be switching from the beach- and TV-friendly bikinis to the more modest uniforms approved recently by the International Volleyball Federation as a nod to countries where more modest attire is preferred.
Full disclosure: pro beach volleyball player Angie Akers (@AngieAkers) is a close friend of mine. I try to keep that in mind when watching her dive around the sand in a bikini. (I also try to keep in mind that her husband is 6′ 5 and 270 pounds.) I would’ve supported Angie and her incredibly athletic colleagues regardless of their uniforms decision. But I am pretty damn psyched they kept things the same. USA! USA! USA!
“It’s something I really feel comfortable with,” said Kerri Walsh, who, with Misty May-Treanor won gold medals in Athens and Beijing while wearing the standard beach volleyball uniform, a two-piece bathing suit. “It’s something I feel empowered by, not distracted with. I’m not a sex symbol; I’m an athlete. I want to be streamlined out there.”
I want you to be streamlined out there, too, Kerri!
What do you think: bikinis or larger suits?