United States-based Zoot Sports has signed 2010 ITU World Champion Javier Gómez to a two-year deal, which will include the 2012 London Olympics. The move signals a change for Zoot, as the company has traditionally signed deals with athletes focusing on the longer non-drafting races.
See the press release below:
Zoot Sports is proud to announce the addition of ITU Triathlon World Champion Javier Gómez Noya to its stable of professional athletes. “Javi”, as he is better known, will train and compete in Zoot footwear and wetsuits for the next two seasons, with his ultimate sights on the London Summer Games in 2012.
No stranger to the Zoot brand, Javi joining the Zoot tribe comes as no surprise, “it’s a real honor to be part of the team and I’m very excited to work closely with the developers and to compete in Zoot”.
Javi made his debut to the world of triathlon when he turned pro at age 15 in 2002. Since then, Javi has consistently been among the top athletes in the world and boasts an impressive collection of titles. For the next two years, Javi’s focus will be on retaining his 2010 ITU World Championship Title, in addition to qualifying for the 2012 Summer Games in London, which is the only big title he has yet to triumph.
For Javi, like most endurance athletes, beating rivals is paramount. Javi’s race shoe for 2011/12 is Zoot’s Ultra Race 3.0. The 3.0 is cleaner, lighter and faster; offering a better fit and ultimately providing athletes with that all important competitive edge. Equipped with a Quick Entry System and BareFit
Technology, the Ultra Race 3.0 allows flawlessly fast transitions, when it matters most: on race day.
Javi agrees, “every second you can gain in the transition is so important. Not only is it faster, it’s easier!” Being a former swimmer, Javi looks for flexibility, freedom of movement and flotation in his wetsuit. Zoot’s “The Prophet” gets high marks on all accounts, making this Javi’s perfect choice of wetsuit for 2011/12.