What do you wear with an Olympic medal? Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel got to find out Sunday -- the synchronized diving duo won the first medal for Canada of the 2012 Summer Olympics. And that means they were also the first athletes to sport the outfits specially made for the podium.
Abel, an Olympic rookie and Heymans, a four-time medal winner, stood united as they accepted their bronze medals on Sunday, saluting Canada in Maple Leaf Red Canada track suits designed exclusively for Team Canada by the Hudson's Bay Company. The Podium Track Jacket features a Canada leaf and a large Team 2012 logo in white accents, and is paired with matching red track pants and white sneakers.
With a striking monochromatic look and nary a wacky hat in sight, we think these outfits are clean, modern and pair well with Canadian pride. Oh, and metallics -- particularly gold, silver and bronze.
Check out the pics below and let us know what you think in our poll. Are these podium outfits medal-worthy?
Posing On The Podium
Bronze-medal winners Jennifer Abel and Emilie Heymans, right, are joined by silver medallists Abigal Johnston and Kelci Bryant of the US, far left, and gold medallists He Zi and Wu Minxia of China, centre, on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Synchronised Springboard final.
Jennifer Abel and Emilie Heymans pose with their bronze medals in Podium Track Suits designed by The Hudson's Bay Company.
Sketches Of The Podium Track Suit
Sketches of retro-inspired podium track suits, courtesy HBC.
Abel and Heymans After Winning Their Medals
The dynamic duo pose, adorned in their Team Canada podium outfits and showing off their new shiny medals.
Diving To Victory
The bronze medalists dive in for their victory at the 3 meter synchronized springboard finals.
And The Bronze Goes To..
Jennifer Abel and Emilie Heymans react to final results during the 3 Meter synchronized springboard final.