Watching the 2016 Olympics

If you are an Olympic Games fan, there’s no doubt you are watching the competitions taking place in Rio de Janeiro. But, are you aware of how many Olympians are actually employing the use of compression garments? Those tight fitting pieces can be found on some of your favorite athletes.

Let’s take a look at the various sports and athletes who are using compression wear similar to the kind you can purchase on You might find the list quite impressive, especially since we’ll do our best to let you know how each athlete is doing in the competition.

Before we do though, we’d like you to know that there were specific compression socks designed for the Summer Olympic Games!

Watching the 2016 Olympics


This is probably the most obvious sport for the utilization of compression garments. And one of our favorite sports in the Olympic Games. Here’s the run down on the athletes at the top thus far:

  • Simone Biles of the United States achieved a 62.1982.
  • Alexandria Raisman, also of the US, scored a 60.0983.
  • Aliya Mustafina, from Russia, came in third with a 58.6654.

More gymnastic information can be found here.


This is another major sporting favorite. And, these guys and gals are getting to wear the official Olympic compression socks we discussed previously. Look for them as the games continue. However, right now, these are the rankings:

Men’s Soccer

  • Anthony Lozano led Honduras to defeat Argentina.
  • Goncalo Paciencia advanced the Portuguese team with a draw against Algeria.
  • Chang-Hoon Kwon catapulted South Korea over the Mexican team.
  • Serge Gnabry, Nils Petersen, and Maximillian Meyer all scored for Germany’s ability to eek out Figi.
  • Teofilo Gutierrez and Dorlan Pabon, both of Columbia, scored goals to win over Nigeria.
  • Gabriel Barbosa, Gabriel Jesus and Luan, of Brazil, all scored against Denmark for the win.
  • And, Denmark made it into the quarterfinals since Iraq and South Africa met at a draw.

Women’s Soccer

  • Carli Lloyd put one in the net during the second half which allowed the USA to beat out France.
  • Janine Beckie aided Canada in its win against Zimbabwe.
  • Gu Yasha and Tan Ruyin provided China’s goals to defeat South Africa.
  • Marta, Beatriz and Cristiane were Brazil’s top performers against Sweden.

To learn more about Olympic soccer, click here.


Some people really enjoy the ricochet off experienced tennis rackets. That right to left head turn is a workout itself for those enjoying the tennis match in person on or the TV screen. Keep in mind that tennis players usually wear compression shorts for leg muscle protection and support. Here are the current Olympic tennis results:

Men’s Tennis

  • Steve Johnson has defeated Evgeny Donskoy but must face Andy Murray (whose steadiness won against Fabio Fognini) in the quarterfinals.
  • Roberto Bautista Agut depended on his strong serve to win over Gilles Muller. He faces Juan Martin del Potro (who recently won against Taro Daniel) in the upcoming quarterfinals.
  • Rafael Nadal, who’s after his second gold medal, won against Gilles Simon and will compete in the quarterfinals against Thomaz Bellucci (who fought neck and neck against David Goffin and won).
  • Gael Monfils benefitted from some sloppy unforced errors provided by Marin Cilic, his competitor. He now faces Kei Nishikori (who beat out Andrej Martin) in the quarterfinals.

Women’s Tennis

  • Angelique Gerber beat Johanna Konta.
  • Petra Kvitova won against Elina Svitolina.
  • Monica Puig defeated Laura Siegemund
  • Madison Keys conquered Darya Kastkina.

To keep abreast of more Olympic results click here.